All about distress beacons COSPAS-SARSAT

How to save a life A COSPAS-SARSAT beacon, also called a distress radio beacon or emergency beacon, is a radio transmitter that can be activated in a life-threatening emergency to summon assistance from government authorities. The COSPAS-SARSAT system is an international, humanitarian satellite-based search and rescue system and service which can detect and locate transmissions […]

YSAR goes under CANVAS

YSAR new Learning Management System (LMS) CANVAS by Instructure YSAR are about to transition over to a new learning management systems (LMS) called Canvas by Instructure, between now and March 2019. The course won’t change but the way we deliver the content and track the student learning will. Canvas is the world leading education LMS […]

YSAR in the USA – Sunlive report

“One of the guys in their Marin County Search and Rescue organisation, just outside San Francisco, found us on Facebook. They liked what they saw and wound up asking if we’d be willing to do an exchange. We can’t quite believe it’s happening.”

YSAR in the UNO Magazine – April 2018

Youth Search and Rescue: Learning To Save Lives YSAR programme was launched in Tauranga almost a decade ago by former police officer Steve Campbell and several colleagues who recognised existing search and rescue volunteers were ageing and numbers were dwindling. They designed a three-year programme that annually accepts about two dozen new students from around the […]

Mashup Event – Tauranga

Call for all young innovators and problem solvers – enter a team! Mashup is a weekend event, delivering a unique learn-by-doing experience for youth aged 14 and up. Mashup is designed to introduce and apply entrepreneurial and technical skills to solve problems in our community and equip youth with the tools and resources they need […]

Biohybrid Robotics

There may come a day when humans take on the form of cyborgs with integrated, robotic parts to enhance our abilities. But long before then, a seemingly opposite type of integration may take place, with robots being equipped with human tissue or other living cells to make them more lifelike. Medical Definition of biohybrid containing […]