Welcome from HM Coastguard

HM Coastguard is pleased to support this London Grid for Learning search and rescue resource, which explores the maths behind HM Coastguard.

We use maths as an integral part of search and rescue. Whether it’s triangulating a location so that we can work out where our casualty is likely to be or working out survivability rates, maths has a crucial role to play.

We hope that you enjoy using this resource. Who knows, maybe it will inspire some coastguards of the future!