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Project overview video released

A video explaining the training program for Arctic Small-craft mariners, and the depth of knowledge that went into producing this training, is now available to view. SMACS – Small Craft Emergency Response and Survival Training for Arctic Conditions from Cork Institute of Technology on Vimeo.

Team meeting in Gothenburg

A video of the team meeting held in Gothenburg in May is available for viewing here. Get to know the team members and see how they are working together to produce a training program for Arctic small craft mariners. Video by Capt. Hilmar Snorrason, Principal, Maritime Safety and Survival Training Centre ICE-SAR, Iceland.

RESCUE14 conference, Iceland October 17-19

RESCUE 2014 is an international search and rescue conference in Reykjavik, Iceland, October 17-19 2014. Over 50 lectures in four lecture halls from experts from all over the world, interesting pre-conference courses and a variety of exciting off-venue activities. Dr John Barrett (SMACS project co-ordinator) will be describing the project at this event. please make […]

Module development progress

The SMACS online development team based in the Nimbus Centre in the Cork Institute of Technology are currently developing the interface for the project educational modules. The depth of knowledge behind the development is astounding, with huge focus on designing a great user experience. Arctic Mariners, whether seasoned veterans or new expedition planners, will gain […]

SSRS Helicopter training

Our partners in SSRS ran some Helicopter rescue training yesterday and produced a nice video of what it’s like to be in the water waiting for a lift! Visit our Facebook page or watch the video on YouTube. It all looks so nice in a reasonably warm calm sea with low winds during the day […]

SMACS adventure in the North 26th-28th May

SMACS team members developed an exciting training mission which was carried out in May 2014. It involved ‘abandoning ship’ and surviving in a 12-person liferaft for 2 days. The Swedish Sea Rescue Society together with Chalmers conducted an extensive multi-day life raft and Search & Rescue exercise. Goals Study prolonged stay in a life raft […]

New additions to the CIT SMACS team

A new team based in the Nimbus Centre, CIT, Ireland have joined the SMACS project and will be responsible for developing the assessment component for the SMACS course. The team are busy discussing ideas, drawing paper protoypes and exploring ways to deliver a unique online experience. Developing dynamic quizzes based on real time weather data, […]