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48% of SAR Professionals Consider Lack of Funding to Be the Biggest Barrier to SAR Development

LONDON, February 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

The greatest challenge SAR professionals are currently facing is how to ensure that the best life saving standards are practiced while trying to increasingly balance cost against required capability.

Search and Rescue Europe 2014 conducted a survey of a cross-section of SAR resources globally to obtain insight into the current trends and challenges within the industry

This special industry report reveals:

  • Interoperability and inter-agency cooperation is their most pressing concern
  • Unmanned systems will have the biggest impact on future SAR operations
  • The SAR community is most interested in hearing about developments in the Asia-Pacific region

This report was prepared in collaboration with the upcoming Search and Rescue Europe conference, taking place 7th - 9th April 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. This forum will bring together over 100 SAR professionals including Defence Command Denmark, the RNAF, RNLI, RAF and Polish Maritime Search and Rescue Service to discuss these topics and gain an understanding of the best methods and technologies being used around the world by the SAR community.

Find the full program, event details and registration information about Search and Rescue Europe 2014 at, call +44(0)20-7368-9737 or email [email protected].

Media contact: Nishkala Thiru, Marketing Manager, +44(0)20-7368-9725, [email protected] or visit

Press are invited to attend this important industry forum, if you would like a complimentary press pass please email Nishkala Thiru at [email protected]

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