CTO Eric Karmouch and Product Manager Steve Jarvis Ottawa Volunteer Search and Rescue (SBO-OVSAR) certification program

Congratulations to our CTO Eric Karmouch and Product Manager Steve Jarvis (Spring 2022 BSAR Cohort image: second and first from right respectively) for completing the intensive Sauvetage Bénévole Outaouais – Ottawa Volunteer Search and Rescue (SBO-OVSAR) certification process.

SBO-OVSAR provides a substantial force multiplier in search and rescue (SAR) operations, with the potential to significantly reduce search times in an environment where every second counts. Robotics Centre is proud to support the SBO-OVSAR organization by volunteering members of our team and providing access to advanced unmanned system/sensor technologies not normally accessible to volunteer SAR organizations.

Robotics Centre hopes to advance and set a standard for unmanned systems use in SAR operations as well as contribute towards the National Capital Region becoming a Centre of Excellence and Innovation in Canadian SAR activities.