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When disaster strikes, a search website for first responders will save lives

August 21, 2019

When Mount Vesuvius erupted almost 2,000 years ago, it took hours for a single message from Pompeii to…
The U.S. Coast Guard Ready for Rescue Challenge

October 1, 2018

As the nation’s maritime first responder, the U.S. Coast Guard is devoted to helping boaters in distress. Within…
Weather Satellites Aid Search and Rescue Capabilities

March 8, 2018

The same satellites that identify severe weather can help save you from it. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric…
NASA Tech Aids Search Following Mexico Quake

September 26, 2017

Disaster relief workers on the ground in Mexico City were responding to this week’s 7.1-magnitude earthquake by using…
NASA Lab’s Life-Saving Work

May 23, 2017

Some NASA missions fundamentally change the world of science or help win Nobel prizes, but only one helps…
Galileo’s search and rescue service in the spotlight

April 10, 2017

Europe’s Galileo satnav network does more than let us find our way – it is also helping to…
Mosquito’s ability to detect human odour could help developing a technology for rescue robots

December 10, 2016

Mosquitoes, of course, are very annoying. On a hot summer day by the lake there nothing worse than…
NASA to Test Emergency Locator Transmitters by Crashing Airplane

August 24, 2015

Using a Cessna 172 dropped from a height of 100 feet, NASA’s Search and Rescue Mission Office will…
DHS and NASA Technology Helps Save Four in Nepal Earthquake Disaster

May 7, 2015

Four men trapped under as much as 10 feet of bricks, mud and other debris have been rescued…
Detecting human life with remote technology

April 27, 2015

Flinders engineering students Laith Al-Shimaysawee and Ali Al-Dabbagh have developed ground-breaking new technology for detecting human life using…
Calling on satellites in alpine rescues

February 27, 2015

Emergency services rescued 1780 people in the Austrian Alps last year. They can now count on satellites to…
Cable-Tethered UAV Drones Immune to Radio Jamming

January 26, 2015

One of the main problems of UAV drones stem from their principle of control: if the radio signal is…
New sites will boost European search and rescue

November 19, 2014

A trio of stations has taken shape on three islands at the far corners of our continent, ready…
A robot dives into search for Malaysian Airlines flight

April 18, 2014

In the hunt for signs of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 — which disappeared on March 8 after deviating…
Satellites aid in 263 rescues in 2012 after detecting distress signals

January 16, 2013

The same NOAA weather and climate satellites that accurately tracked Hurricane Sandy’s path in October also played a…
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