The Search and Rescue Information System (SARIS) is a market leading Search and Rescue response decision support system incorporating both Search Area Determination (SAD) and Search Area Coverage (SAC), following IAMSAR procedures. The SARIS search and rescue software version 4 is the latest generation of information technology for Search and Rescue , which has gained an international reputation over the last 20 years.
Based upon its ease of use and the in-depth attention paid to the requirements of Coastguards and Navies in real SAR events. SARIS was designed by Coastguards for use by Coastguards and has been used by SAR Authorities across the world since 1996.
The primary planning requirement during a search and rescue operation is knowledge of the likely search area in which targets may be found. The determination of search areas is not straightforward in an environment where the prevailing meteorology and oceanography complicates target trajectory. Our search and rescue software has been designed to operate anywhere in the world. Using forecast oceanography data and electronic charts, SARIS can be applied by any organisation in the world.
The Search Area Determination component of the search and rescue software predicts the movement of a target under the combined action of winds, tides and tidal currents. Using the Monte Carlo particle-based methodology, the system establishes the most probable search area based on a range of probabilities, errors and statistical deviations.
In addition, the existing three points models of datum point, datum line and backtrack search and rescue (SAR) planning methodologies are available. SARIS has inbuilt databases of configuration parameters for rapid model setup.
Once search areas have been established, our search and rescue software provides the user with a suite of tools for configuring and deploying Search and Rescue Unit's (SRU's) in searching for the lost target(s). These advanced and easy to use graphical tools allow very rapid planning for best use of SAR resources.
These SAC tools include the search patterns:
SARIS seamlessly calculates on the fly, the Probability of Detection (POD), the Probability of containment (POC) and the Probability of Success (POS), track spacing, corrected sweep width, sub-area size etc.