Smith Myers director Peter Myers was amongst 50 specialists selected from member organisations of ARCSAR, to play stricken passengers. Moreover, Smith Myers ARTEMIS cellular location system played a key role in the search exercise off Isfjorden, just outside of Longyearbyen, Svalsbard, around 600 miles from the North Pole and, at 79⁰ North, well within the Arctic Circle.
Showcasing a range of SAR platforms including crewed and un-crewed aircraft, the disaster and resilience planning exercise LIVEX led by ARCSAR, will take place 28th August – 1st September outside of Svalbard, northern Norway. The PolarQuest expedition ship M/S Quest will embark on a cruise along the west side of Spitsbergen with 50 passengers and a crew of 25 people. The exercise will also take place in the waters outside of Longyearbyen.