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International Maritime Organization (IMO)
The IMO is the United Nations' specialized agency responsible for improving maritime safety and preventing pollution from ships. Links to ISM Code, IMO Briefings, Meetings, News, Library, Maritime Links and Publications catalogue.

National Association for Search and Rescue (US)
A non-profit organization that promotes search and rescue, disaster aid, emergency medicine and awareness education. Includes a bookstore catalog, conferences and educational opportunities.

British Columbia

British Columbia Search and Rescue Association
The British Columbia Search and Rescue Association enhances the provision of search and rescue services in the province by accessing funding for training, providing occupational health and safety support, educating the general public on outdoor safety and acting as a common link to information and resources for Search and Rescue volunteers across British Columbia.


Canadian Avalanche Association
The CAA provides various services to its professional members and Public Safety Services to the public. Links to Avalanche Information Bulletin, Trip Planner, Weather Forecasts and Satellite Images.

National Search and Rescue Secretariat
The National Search and Rescue Secretariat (NSS) is an independent agency of the Canadian government, reporting to the Lead Minister for Search and Rescue (the Minister of National Defence).

Last updated January 18, 2019