Joint Rescue Coordination Center

Συμβούλιο Οικονομίας και Ανταγωνιστικότητας Κύπρου

The Joint Rescue Coordination Center announces that the Cyprus Mission Control Center has been declared operational in Full Operational Capabilities (FOC) on the 22nd of September 2020, 13:00, commissioned in the global network of the International Satellite System for Search and Rescue, Cospas – Sarsat, with Nicosia FIR as area of responsibility.

The development and operation of CYMCC has been a significantly important goal, set in 2011 by JRCC and its fulfilment further upgrades the role of the Republic of Cyprus on Search and Rescue, as a hub for provision of humanitarian services in Eastern Mediterranean region, contributing also in minimizing the time of search operations.

Cospas – Sarsat, detects satellite distress signals transmitted by vessel, aircraft or personal radio beacons worldwide and automatically distributes them to the relative Rescue Coordination Centers, in a timely manner. An overview of the System is shown in the diagram as well as in the video below.

 Cyprus Mission Control Center - Full Operational Capabilities