Search Area Calculation for SAR Operation

Search Area Calculation for SAR Operation

057/152/SAR SAC
Standardized Training Package


This course aims to provide SMC(SAR Mission Co-ordinator) with adequate knowledge, skills and attitudes to execute Search area calculation for SAR operation in accordance with national and international standard procedures.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

1. Collect the appropriate data

2. Calculate the drift for parachute and aeronautical

3. Calculate total water current

4. Calculate the datum positions and divergence distance

5. Plot the search area 


  • Module 0: Introduction
  • Module 1: Data Collation
  • Module 2: Drift Calculation
  • Module 3: Maritime Calculation
  • Module 4: Drift Position
  • Module 5: Search Area

Primary Target Population

SAR personnel 

Entry Requirements

Successfully completed ICAO057 SAR Mission Co-ordinator Course or equivalent.

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Course Info
Language: English
Delivery Mode: Instructor-led (In-person)
Duration: 4 Days / 24 Hours
Level: Technical