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Home of the IERCC

The GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) is the only global Search and Rescue Coordination Center for Satellite Emergency Notification Devices (S.E.N.D.). GEOS is proud of the work we have done locating people in distress no matter where they are. This is accomplished through our global partnerships with SEND providers, our technology, and our broad reach to official Search and Rescue (SAR) Agencies around the globe! Our operations team never stops until the mission is done and that is why GEOS has successfully coordinated the rescues of thousands of people in need in over 198 countries and territories.

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Since 2007, the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) has organized more than 11,000 emergency responses. The IERCC operates 24/7/365 and has the ability to interact in over 200 languages and dialects. Read rescue stories from the IERCC below.


Italian Hikers Rescued in Alaska

An Italian man is recovering from frostbite sustained on his journey from the “Into the Wild” bus. Search and Rescue coordinators at the IERCC were alerted to the emergency when an SOS was received from the group's inReach device. Read more

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Man Rescued for a Second Time

After making international news with his rescue last year, Ken Smith went back to his daily life in a remote area of Scotland. Almost a year later to the day, Ken found himself pressing the SOS on his SPOT device again. Read more


Attempted Pirate Attack

A male sailing with two other individuals off the coast of Yemen thwarted an imminent terrorist attack on a tanker vessel. The tanker, which was transporting oil, was being targeted by unmanned pirate vessels carrying bombs. Read more

Have questions about your device?

Before you head out, it's great to become familiar with all of the functions of your device, including the SOS. For information on what happens when you press the SOS on your device, and to set up a time to test the SOS feature on your device, please click the link below.

Device and Testing Info

as of 07/31/2020




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