Tris Newey

Policy and Resilience Lead Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Tris has over fifteen years’ experience in maritime search and rescue, beginning his career with HM Coastguard in 2004 as a Watch Officer at Brixham and Liverpool MRCCs. In 2007 he moved to Coastal Operations, spending seven years as a Sector Manager, recruiting, training and managing the volunteer Coastguard Rescue Service in the Bristol Channel. In this time he became proficient in various technical rescue disciplines, including rope, mud, water rescue and missing person (land search) techniques. In 2014 he re-joined Maritime Operations and moved to the National Maritime Operations Centre in Fareham, Hampshire, where he took up the post of Maritime Operations Commander, a senior watchkeeping position with responsibilities for ensuring the newly created UK National Network of coordination centres delivered an effective service. In 2016 Tris took on the role of Policy and Resilience Lead at MCA headquarters in Southampton with responsibility for developing civil resilience policy and review of the agency Major Incident Plan. He developed the Mass Rescue Operations Framework for the UK Search and Rescue Region, and engaged with the UK civil resilience partnerships in developing multi-agency plans to ensure the UK is prepared for a maritime mass rescue incident. Tris has an honours degree in Physical Oceanography from the University of Plymouth and is a member of the Emergency Planning Society. Prior to joining HM Coastguard he worked in commercial oceanography, undertaking deep-water met-ocean surveys world-wide.

Conference Workshop Day - 2 October

Friday, October 2nd, 2020


Although it is the hope of all SAR practitioners to never have to respond to these types of operations, to prepare is to avoid and so mass casualty Search and Rescue operations occupy a large space within the plans and exercises of Coast Guards. As well as the initial operation to locate those in danger and prevent loss of life, ongoing sustainment and relief efforts are required to manage the situation in sometimes austere or remote environments.
This will be the focus of the Coast Guard Capability Workshop Day; a series of table top exercises focused on a mass SAR operation requiring many different organisations and developing in a challenging environment. It will challenge attendees to actively problem solve during a developing scenario and work through solutions with experts in order to get realistic practice in the planning and implementation of one of these operations.
Attend in order to:
·         Gain insight into how your solution can enhance mass rescue SAR operations being prepared for by practitioners
·         Develop greater networks of mutual cooperation with operators, Coast Guard Commanders, SMEs and industry partners that will help you improve your own organisation
·         Improve your understanding of how to maximise your organisation’s interoperability in high-risk scenarios
·         More effectively balance Aviation and Maritime assets for greater synergy on high-risk operations
·         Align yourself with the latest emerging SAR concepts, technologies, data collection, analysis; and voyage reporting

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Tris.

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