Volume 3, Issue 1

http://dx.doi.org/10.61618/WSAR3414 “UAVs for Wilderness SAR: Real World Considerations & Technology Roadmap For Fixed Wing UAVs” Bashyam and Guggenheim

Gender Differences in the Journey to Suicide: Comparing distance decay functions of home and found locations in missing person reports to the police

Catherine Stevens BSc University of Liverpool Susan Giles PhD University of Liverpool Freya O’Brien PhD University of Liverpool Email: s.p.giles@liverpool.ac.uk http://dx.doi.org/10.61618/WFQC2509 Abstract To date, no research has examined the decay models that best describe male and female spatial behaviours whilst missing, particularly of those that demonstrate suicide intent. Such knowledge could help to inform investigative … Read more

Optimizing Wilderness Search and Rescue: A Bayesian GIS Analysis

D. Kim Rossmo PhD School of Criminal Justice, Texas State University Lorie Velarde MSc Irvine Police Department Thomas Mahood MSc Formerly with Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit USA Email krossmo@txstate.edu http://dx.doi.org/10.61618/HWOQ8554 Abstract Wilderness search and rescue operations function under critical time pressures and resource constraints. For optimal deployment, personnel must be assigned to prioritized search areas … Read more

Water Rescue within UKSAR: consent, capacity and necessity

Annemarie Esler, Aimee C. H. Goodman, Alexander J. Wood**Equal ContributionsUnited KingdomEmail: ajoseph.wood@gmail.com http://dx.doi.org/10.61618/HILG1366 Abstract For Search & Rescue Operators providing pre-hospital care and rescue within an aquatic environment,difficulties arise not only from the logistics of performing these interventions, but also obtaining consentfrom casualties. A great proportion of UKSAR operatives are volunteers, nevertheless, the law expectsthem … Read more

UAVs for Wilderness Search and Rescue: Real-World Considerations and Technology Roadmap for Fixed Wing UAVs

Ashvin Bashyam* and Jacob Guggenheim**Equal ContributionMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, USAEmail jguggenh@mit.edu http://dx.doi.org/10.61618/GLOX4896 Abstract Wilderness search and rescue is predominantly conducted by ground based teams, howeverits limitations have encouraged the use of alternative approaches. Aerial search and rescue providescomplementary capabilities as it has a higher areal coverage rate and can survey challenging terrainthat is not easily … Read more