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SARIS 4 Technology

SARIS is an integrated Search and Rescue (SAR) planning tool, incorporating both Search Area Determination (SAD) and Search Area Coverage (SAC) and is used by Coastguards, Navies and Port authorities all over the world.

BMT worked on a SARIS upgrade project for the Danish Coastguard. The award of twenty licenses combines deployment of  SARIS v4 in Denmark with Greenland and the Faroe Islands. The Danish Coastguard, a SARIS customer since 2002, have been investigating drift modelling options in the marketplace for some time and have concluded that SARIS is still the best option.

The SARIS v4 technology is designed to help locate targets ( people or objects) lost at sea.

SARIS v4 brings together years of experience gained by working with the UK Maritime Coastguard Agency and other renowned world coast guarding authorities.  The SARIS v4 system utilises BMT's expertise in marine environmental software systems and is a sister application to BMT's Rembrandt Ship Simulator.

Traditionally, Coastguards use  nautical charts and careful statistical calculations to help calculate  the predicted movement of a missing object at sea. This functionality, with the addition of high quality modelled met ocean data is performed and surpassed in a fraction of the time by SARIS v4. The addition of the Monte Carlo probabilistic modelling offers new opportunities to the Danish.

SARIS v4 is an integrated Search and Rescue (SAR) planning tool, incorporating both Search Area Determination (SAD) and Search Area Coverage (SAC)  and is used by Coastguards, Navies, Port Authorities and Oil Companies worldwide.

The BMT Ship & Coastal Dynamics SARIS team (led by Ian Smith), SARIS Business Line Manager has been discussing upgrade options with the Danish Coastguard since May 2015. The long timescale shows the difficulty in being awarded work in the Search and Rescue market, but also points to the commitment and tenacity of the team. The award shows that SARIS v4 continues to be dominant force in the Search and Rescue modelling arena.

 

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