Search & Rescue in the Hudson Strait

Real Time Data Integration and Offline Situation Handling in Canada's North

The "Search & Rescue in the Hudson Strait" scenario shows how data that is accessible via OGC standards could be used to support Search and Rescue in an emergency situation. The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) receives a distress message from an oil tanker in the Hudson Strait. The oil tanker reports there has been an explosion on board and there are a few minor casualties which require medical attention.

The video illustrates how various real-time data is integrated on the fly with archived data to generated a single operational picture. The problem of intermittent Internet connectivity is mitigated by the offline data handling of GeoPackages. Data is subsequently synchronized with the master data set when connectivity is restored.