Algorithms will aid search and rescue
Practical Boat Owner|August 2020
Algorithms will aid search and rescue
Researchers at one of the world’s top universities, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have identified a new algorithm which could improve search and rescue techniques.
Orolia Maritime

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said it would be looking at the research.

The algorithm analyses ocean conditions such as the strength and direction of currents, surface winds, and waves, and identifies in real-time the areas, known as ‘traps’ where floating objects are likely to converge. It has been tested in ocean scenarios using mannequins.


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August 2020