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A long look within…Martin Boyle

Martin BoyleMartin Boyle co-ordinates field operations, crisis and emergency management for the Australian Antarctic Program. He has been south on many occasions in various leadership and management positions. Based in Hobart, Tasmania Martin has been involved in the crisis management and emergency response for many incidents in the Southern Ocean and across East Antarctica.

Martin has more than 20 years of experience across the emergency management industry in both private and public sector as a consultant, emergency services manager, search and rescue operator, and international delegate. He has previously worked for Australian Customs and Border Protection and the Tasmania State Emergency Service where, in 2006, he was involved in managing the Beaconsfield mine disaster.

He was awarded a Certificate of High Commendation for Search & Rescue operations in 2002 from Tasmania Police, the Golden Pen award in 2012 from the National Emergency Response Journal, and the Bravo Zulu award in 2015 from the International Association of Emergency Managers.

Martin is an internationally recognised Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), Certified Practicing Project Manager (CPPM), holds a Masters in Emergency Management, BA (Hons) in Business Information Technology, Advanced Diploma in Public Safety (Emergency Management), and Diploma of the Business Continuity Institute.

Martin is the Chair of the Australian New Zealand Search and Rescue conference and is a regular speaker at international conferences on crisis management and emergency response. He is also the Editor of the Crisis Response Journal Search and Rescue blog.

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Martin Boyle says that operations in remote Polar Regions can be extremely challenging and demanding at the best of times, and changing environmental conditions have seen an increase in regional activity as sea ice records have been broken.
Australia’s worst landslide disaster took place at 23:30hrs on Wednesday 30th July 1997, in Thredbo, an alpine village and ski resort in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales (NSW), writes Blog Editor Martin Boyle. For most Australians, the name ‘Thredbo
A new life-saving technology called the ‘Search and Rescue Network’ was recently tested by Vodafone and Police Search and Rescue in the Hunua Ranges near South Auckland in New Zealand.
Martin Boyle speaks to Chris Boyer, Chief Operations Officer for the US-based National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) about the challenges of working across multiple states with different legislation and certification standards.
When you think of the Cayman Islands you picture a tropical Caribbean paradise famous for its beaches, azure seas and watersports. Most tourists wouldn’t think twice about the islands’ search and rescue capability, writes Martin Boyle.
On the morning of Wednesday, January 19, 2017, the Abruzzo region of Central Italy was hit by four magnitude five earthquakes in quick succession, writes Martin Boyle, Editor of CRJ’s SAR blog.
“Look for the robots, because robots are coming to the rescue,” said Dr Robin Murphy, Director for the Texas based Centre for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR) in her enlightening TED Talk. It is entirely possible that in the near future you could
This new Search and Rescue blog series will take a critical look at some of the innovative developments and new technology in the SAR sphere, explore trends and case studies, review events, and report on burning issues, says the blog’s Editor, Martin Boyl
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