Principle Sponsors for the H.E.R.O. Awards 2016

Principle Sponsors for the H.E.R.O. Awards 2016

The IMRF would like to thank our principle sponsors, our hosts and the local supporters for their amazing support in the European regional Meeting and H.E.R.O. Awards.

Principle Sponsor

Mcmurdologo3       McMurdo
Today, McMurdo is synonymous with quality, reliability and innovation in the marine industry. From EPIRBs to AIS-based products to maritime radio and communications systems to a global service network, McMurdo has, for over 150 combined years, shaped the future of marine industry with commercial-grade GMDSS and leisure marine products and systems that keep those on the world’s waterways safe.

It is this strong reputation, proven history and focus on quality that has customers around the world (including BP, British Royal Navy, Maersk, RNLI, Shell) trusting McMurdo for both mandated and non-mandated maritime search and rescue requirements.

For tomorrow, we are working closely with maritime industry standards bodies and organizations to design and develop the next-generation GMDSS maritime system – including second-generation beacons, intelligent wearables and advanced tracking and communications systems – all with McMurdo technology at its core.

So, take to the seas with confidence knowing that you are backed by the global leader in emergency readiness and response with over 150 years of combined experience.

Sponsor of the Vladimir Maksimov Award

inmarsat       INMARSAT
Inmarsat is the leader in global mobile satellite communications. Thousands of vessels rely on our unrivalled end-to-end service availability and coverage for operational communications and safety services.

They offer the broadest portfolio of mobile voice and data solutions on the market. So they can meet the needs of all types and size of vessel – and every budget.

Hosts of the European SAR Regional Meeting & H.E.R.O. Awards

Hosts of the European SAR Regional Meeting & H.E.R.O. Awards

pt isn     Life Saving Institute

The ISN is a humanitarian organisation and carries out its tasks in times of peace and war. They also assist any individual, regardless of nationality, friend or enemy status.

They have established procedures of a technical nature to promote the rescue of human lives.

They ensure cooperation and collaboration with international organisations, engaged in humanitarian activities, to safeguard human life, rescue of ships or assistance to bathers.

exemplo5 PT NOVO LOGO2     Portuguese Platform for Defence Industries
idD is the Portuguese Platform for Defence Industries. Its mission is to take the necessary steps to promote the international expansion of national companies linked to ASD sector (Aeronautics, security and defense), thus contributing to the development of National Economy. Its goals are to Identify business opportunities for national companies, including the DTIB in strategic markets:

To Streamline, prepare and support visits and missions abroad, related to the defense of Economics;

To Internally publicize the opportunities identified abroad, paving the way for increased exports of Portuguese industry;

To support the definition and the development of national companies' internationalization strategies, including the DTIB;

Create an acting network through exchanges between large and small companies, stimulating joint projects considering to do so, military attachés and the Portuguese diaspora, thus seeking to maximize existing resources;

To promote contacts and partnerships with organizations, agencies and other entities of public interest, national and international.

Local Supporters of the European SAR Regional Meeting & H.E.R.O. Awards

Local Supporters of the European SAR Regional Meeting & H.E.R.O. Awards

ArsenaldoAlfeite       Arsenal do Alfeite

Arsenal do Alfeite, S.A. (AA) is a premium repair and maintenance facility, mainly dedicated to the repair and maintenance needs of naval and merchant vessels. AA is currently dedicated to the repair of national and international military surface ships and submarines, the repair of commercial vessels, the building of military and commercial ships, and the execution of industrial maintenance and integrated logistic support services to national and international customers.

The key strengths that AA possesses draws the attention of any major customer such the Portuguese Navy, which is the ability to approach a military vessel, irrespective of it being surface or submarine, and apply a ‘one stop shop’, concept.

Criticalsoftware       Critical Software

Critical Software's OVERSEE is a one-stop shop for maritime operations centre activities, providing unprecedented situational awareness through data fusion and risk anticipation through machine learning techniques. OVERSEE’s easy-to-use interface has been designed to facilitate efficient and collaborative decision-making, fast situational responses and cost-effective resource optimisation.

Data analytics and business intelligence capabilities support organisations’ effectiveness and efficiency, monitoring and streamlining enabling costs and resources. Maritime Rescue Coordination Centres can rely on OVERSEE for the full management of the search and rescue operations.

ENP2       Estakeiros Navais Peniche
The Estaleiros Navais de Peniche (ENP) shipyard is an ISO 9001 certified entity for the area of shipbuilding with an open area of about 87.000m2 close to the Atlantic Ocean and a covered area of 17.000 m2. They have carried out repairs and naval construction in Steel, Aluminium and Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP). For the repair works the have clients like Sonae, Transtejo, APDL, Tinita and Rebosado, Since the beginning of 2015 the have been developing new product lines with Portuguese engineering and architecture for the areas of Defence, Oil & Gas, Fishing, tourism and passenger transport among others.





Tomás Costa Lima, industrial designer, who has founded LusoYacht company with its first customer and friend João Mendonca Maritimo Turistica expert. LusoYacht is a company, which designs professional and recreational yachts customizable to each operator. They have designed 10 models and 2 projects under development. Their partner is Nautiber, who provides them with all its specialties from the engineering and assist in construction until delivery of the vessel. They are a shipyard with 30 years of experience in professional vessels.
LusoYacht is a brand for unique and distinctive vessels.

noras perfomance negativoa       Noras Performance

Noras Performance is a company dedicated to the construction of recreational and competition vessels. The desire of conceiving and introducing new products to the market and adding value and new utility to the existing ones, as well as the wide experience in R&D were the motives behind the creation of the Company.

Recently, the Company started a new project, the U-SAFE. This project consists of a rescue buoy that is remotely controlled and is intended for castaways rescue. This solution was developed on accordance with all legal requirements and having the collaboration of the Portuguese Institute for Lifesaving.

logo searibsa       Searib’s

Sea Rib’s is a brand that stands for knowledge, technical capability and passion for boat building. The expertise of their team of professionals was learnt on the water.

They are experts in RIB building. Having the cooperation of naval engineers, specialized technicians, S&R and patrol experts, spear fishers, divers and motorboat pilots, they are always willing to innovate, to create and to develop new methods, new techniques and reliable solutions, so they can offer more challenging and more demanding projects.

With a wide range of boat length to offer, from 3.70 to 17 meter, our versatility and resilience in drawings and production, they have the capability of developing and customizing each and every product, so their clients’ requirements are always achieved. Handcrafted for you.

tecnoveritas logoa       Tecnoveritas

TecnoVeritas is a specialist provider of engineering services and solutions to the shore and maritime industries.

Focussed on emissions and energy management solutions, TecnoVeritas has a strong track record of delivering high quality solutions combining innovation with world leading technical expertise and knowledge.

Headquartered in Portugal with a global reach, TecnoVeritas was established over 20 years ago.

tekever2       Tekever
TEKEVER Autonomous Systems division provides UAV solution to multiple markets, including maritime surveillance, Patrolling and Search & Rescue operations. TEKEVER provides state of the art UAV equipped with high quality sensor array to deliver high operational performance. The solutions include the complete systems from the Airframe, sensors, onboard intelligence, the communication segment, including satcom, and the ground segment capabilities for multiple operations. TEKEVER UAS delivers high performance and availability combined with a lower logistic footprint, making TEKEVER UAS well fitted for increasingly demanding operations.

Svitezer       Svitezer
Since 1833, Svitzer has provided safety ans support at sea. With more of 4,000 employees, a fleet of more than 500 vessels and operations over 100 locations around the world, they are the global market leader within towage and emergency response. At Svitzer, they know that offering undisrupted marine solutions requires not only the best hardware, but also the best people. Their ambition is to attract and continuously develop the industry's best craftsmen, both at sea and on shore.

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