• Cospas-Sarsat
    The International Cospas-Sarsat Programme is a satellite-based search and rescue (SAR) distress alert detection and information distribution system, best known for detecting and locating emergency beacons activated by aircraft, ships and backcountry 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Participants
    The Participants include the 4 Parties to the Cospas-Sarsat International Programme Agreement (Canada, France, Russia and the USA), 26 Ground Segment Providers, 11 User States and 2 Organisations.
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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.


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