How Thermal Imaging Saves Lives With The Irish Coastguard

Irish Coastguard

Thermal imaging cameras have only developed in sophistication, with impressive and clear images and sharp results. The breath of the modern spectrum is vast – from near infrared at 0.7 to 1.3 microns, to mid-infrared at 1.3 to 3 microns and thermal infrared at 3 microns to over 30 microns.

The Irish coastguard has proudly used infrared since the 1980s and modern Forward-Looking Infrared or FLIR are an invaluable tool.

The first benefit of thermal imaging for the coast guard is simple – efficient search and rescue operations.…