Conference Report: Satellite Applications for the Alps, Search and Rescue Edition

The current report sums up Eurisy’s conference “Satellite Applications for the Alps:Search and Rescue Edition” held on 11-12 October, 2017 in Brixen, Bressanone, Italy. Organised in cooperation with IDM SudTirol and the Satellite Navigation Cluster Berchtesgaden within the International Mountain Summit, a week-long international conference covering the global mountaineering community, the event was Eurisy’s second conference covering the Alpine space. The current documents reflects on the day’s discussions, as well as the observations made in a series of open-ended interviews with Alpine search and rescue organisations carried by Eurisy between the two events. The interviews covered more than 10 organisation from Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia and Germany and examine the use and challenges of satellite based services for emergency calls, mapping, team coordination and cross-border cooperation.