The GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) was officially founded in November 2007, as part of the GEOS ‘Alliance’, with the culmination of various 24×7 monitoring centers that individually focused on travel safety, security services and monitoring for clients. The monitoring activities of these then disparate entities covered a number of services and technologies used for notification, tracking and emergency alerting. Independently these centers have been operating since the late 1990’s.
With the introduction of the SPOT Satellite Messenger device in 2007, GEOS Alliance brought these centers together to form a common response coordination center, now known as the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center, or simply the IERCC.
We pride ourselves in being device independent in our mission in that we understand the capabilities of and can respond to activations from the largest number of devices of anyone. We know that each device has its purpose and that in most occasions these purposes do not overlap. That is why our personnel are trained on all of them, whether we monitor them or not. We want to be as well equipped as those Rescue Coordination Centers (RCCs) around the world without whom most SAR missions wouldn’t take place.
International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC)