• Cospas-Sarsat
    A satellite-based search and rescue distress alert detection and information distribution system, best known for detecting and locating emergency beacons activated by aircraft, ships and hikers in distress.
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  • The Mission
    The International Cospas-Sarsat Programme provides accurate, timely, and reliable distress alert and location data to help search and rescue authorities assist persons in distress. Read More
  • The Council
    The Cospas-Sarsat Council is composed of one Representative from each of the four Parties to the International Cospas-Sarsat Programme Agreement (ICSPA), namely Canada, France, Russia and the USA. Read More
  • The Secretariat
    The Cospas-Sarsat Secretariat is the administrative body of the International Cospas-Sarsat Programme. Its mission is to assist the Council in the implementation of all its functions in support of the management of the Programme. Read More
  • Participants
    The Participants include the 4 Parties to the Cospas-Sarsat International Programme Agreement (Canada, France, Russia and the USA), 26 Ground Segment Providers, 10 User States and 2 Organisations. Read More
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Registering Your Beacon

Ensures that Search and Rescue Authorities in an Emergency Can Retrieve Crucial Information About You, Your Aircraft or Vessel, and Your Emergency Contacts.