On behalf of MARACOOS, Dr. Hugh Roarty presents a plaque to Mr. Art Allen on the occasion of his retirement from the United States Coast Guard. Mr. Allen was recognized for his pioneering vision, decades of technological innovation and enduring commitment to partnerships within the global ocean observing community. His work with the Coast Guard Office of Search and Rescue (SAR) focused on determining the drift trajectory of common search objects and application of survival and hypothermic models in SAR planning. He served as liaison between the USCG and the oceanographic community to articulate USCG mission needs and determine which environmental data products were best for USCG search and rescue missions.
The MARACOOS High Frequency (HF) Radar network provides ocean surface current data that help the Coast Guard optimize Search and Rescue operations.
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