The IMRF's Global Maritime SAR Forum (GMSF) is the world's leading global SAR community platform to share, present and discuss current, new, or proposed technologies, processes, procedures, skills, techniques, training, lessons, and experiences with a view to sharing information to improve SAR.

The virtual meetings will be held monthly and are open to IMRF members only. The meetings will consist of a presentation followed by an open discussion. The presentation part of the meeting will be recorded and put on the members-only area of the IMRF website. The GMSF will take over from the Future Technology Panel (FTP) and will expand the excellent work done by the FTP.

These forums are only available to IMRF Members only. If your organisation is not an IMRF member, but would like to join this forum, please visit our membership page for more details on IMRF membership and complete our application.

The next meeting will take place on 16 April at 19:00 UTC on the subject: ‘SAR and Healthcare’, presented by Joost J.L.M. Bierens MD (ret) PhD MCPM, Medical advisor first aid and resuscitation training Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution, Visiting professor Extreme Environments Laboratory, School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science University of Portsmouth.

To join the next GMSF Forum, contact Roly McKie, the IMRF's SAR Advisor and lead of the GMSF committee.

Future meeting dates and their topics will be announced shortly across our social media platforms, website and in IMRF Weekly.