Innovations in SAR Technology.

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In May 2015, we opened the world's first Emergency Readiness and Response Experience Center in our McMurdo Washington D.C. location.

The state-of-the-art center will showcase the latest innovations and technology developments for search and rescue in an immersive experience with real-time demonstrations of the entire SAR process – from distress beacon activation to satellite-based location detection to emergency response coordination.

Visitors will:

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Engage with our unique end-to-end SAR ecosystem.

Get a behind-the-scenes view of the entire search and rescue ecosystem in one location – from distress beacons to satellite ground station infrastructure to emergency response coordination systems.

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Take the controls just like a SAR coordinator.

Sit at the controls of a simulated mission control center, rescue coordination center or coast command center – the same systems used by the world’s leading search and rescue authorities.

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Examine a live MEOSAR system.

See an actual working MEOSAR system, the next generation version of the Cospas-Sarsat satellite-based search and rescue technology that has saved over 37,000 lives since 1982.

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Imagine the future of search and rescue.

Visualize search and rescue-enhanced solutions and applications for aviation, fishing, maritime, military, outdoor and other industries.

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Join in global education and training.

Participate in a hands on classroom with live and virtual educational courses and training sessions led by industry experts from around the world.

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View innovations in the industry.

Glimpse future McMurdo and partner products, technologies and innovative solutions that will shape the search and rescue industry.