Applications of GIS for Coastal Rescue Response
Track: Fire, Rescue, and EMS
Authors: David Burns
GIS based marine rescue response decision support applications are often based on large software systems. In this project ArcGIS was used to rapidly model rescue response strategies by integrating weather, sea and vessel performance data into ArcGIS with Python. By using a Path Distance analysis to determine optimal paths it is possible to improve vessel response and reduce risk to rescue crews.