Bari – An administrative agreement for technical cooperation between Italy and the European Commission to strengthen search and rescue activities with the help of satellite technology was signed today in Bari.
The occasion was a visit to the Italian satellite station Cospas-Sarsat in Bari, managed by the staff of the Port Authorities, by Luigi D’Angelo, operational director for the coordination of emergencies of the National Civil Protection Department.
The signing of the agreement, already signed by Timo Pesonen, General Director of Defense Industry and Space of the European Commission, took place in the presence of Admirals Sergio Liardo and Giuseppe Aulicino of the operational department of the General Command of the Port Authority-Coast Guard Corps and of the maritime director of Puglia and Ionian Basilicata, Admiral Giuseppe Meli.
Italy, through the satellite station of Bari, will be able to share on the network the data acquired from the satellite stations managed by the European Commission, in Norway, Spain and Cyprus.
This will make it possible to have, in real time, the availability of a large amount of information in the event of activation of the emergency transmitters supplied to naval, air and land vehicles, Italian and non, taking advantage of a vast coverage of the earth’s surface and greater precision in the exact identification of the position of the transmitter, in order to make search and rescue operations for people in danger of life and carriers in distress quicker and easier.