CarteNav has announced the integration of MetOcean Telematics’ Iridium Self Locating Datum Marker Buoy (iSLDMB) with both AIMS-ISR for real-time mission management and AIMS-C4 for search and rescue (SAR) command & control in a Common Operating Picture.

The MetOcean Telematics iSLDMB is rugged and compact to meet the stringent performance requirements of coastguards for search and rescue (SAR) operations in the open ocean. The buoy is deployed to communicate subsurface ocean currents and temperature in real-time – providing critical data to decisionmakers tasked with rescuing a person, vessel, or aircraft lost at sea. Buoyant Material

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SAR crews provided with critical rescue data

The MetOcean drift marker buoys are deployed by the aircrew and can now be tracked by the AIMS-ISR mission system. The drift marker buoys provide valuable data via the Iridium network to the onboard AIMS-ISR mission system – providing insight into the ocean environment. Tracking these buoys provide information to onboard operators to conduct the most effective search and rescue plan. The buoy data is displayed directly alongside other sensor data such as radar, AIS, and ViDAR – maximizing operator situational awareness and search effectiveness.

For rescue and search coordinators on the ground, AIMS-C4 provides the real-time and historical data from all deployed ISLDMB data in a Common Operating Picture. The use of real-time and historical data allows the rescue coordination centre to create SAR models and plans to achieve mission success.

Carl Daniels, CarteNav COO, commented: “I am thrilled to announce the integration of MetOcean Telematics’ iSLDMB product with both AIMS-ISR and AIMS-C4 – together, they enable this crucial data to serve coastguard operators both in real-time and historically within a complete mission data lifecycle,” said Carl Daniels, COO of CarteNav. “The team is particularly pleased that together as geographic neighbours, we are bringing this new and dependable SAR solution to the global market, showcasing Atlantic Canada’s world-class development for ocean technologies.”