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Volume 16, issue 12
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 2713–2727, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-2713-2016
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Special issue: Situational sea awareness technologies for maritime safety...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 2713–2727, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-2713-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 15 Dec 2016

Research article | 15 Dec 2016

A new search-and-rescue service in the Mediterranean Sea: a demonstration of the operational capability and an evaluation of its performance using real case scenarios

Giovanni Coppini et al.
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A new web-based and mobile Decision Support System (DSS) for Search-And-Rescue (SAR) at sea is presented, and its performance is evaluated using real case scenarios. The system, named OCEAN-SAR, is accessible via the website http://www.ocean-sar.com. OCEAN-SAR simulates drifting objects at sea, using as input ocean currents and wind. The performance of the service is evaluated by comparing simulations to data from the Italian Coast Guard pertaining to actual incidents in the Mediterranean Sea.
A new web-based and mobile Decision Support System (DSS) for Search-And-Rescue (SAR) at sea is...
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