Joint Operations Centre (JOC)
The Joint Operations Centre is the primary contact point for all ongoing operations involving forces from the Danish Armed Forces; both nationally and internationally.
The Joint Operations Centre is manned around the clock and coordinates all operations of the Danish Armed Forces in close coordination with the National Maritime Operations Centre (NMOC) and the National Air Operations Centre (NAOC).
The Operations Centre furthermore is the Armed Forces contact point for cooperation with the Danish Home Guard, the Police, and other Danish emergency authorities in national operations.
The Search and Rescue System in Denmark
The Danish Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) is responsible for the coordination of all search and rescue (SAR) operations associated with aeronautical and maritime emergencies in Denmark. The JRCC tasks are handled by the National Maritime Operations Centre (NMOC).
NMOC is a unit of the Navy Command and is located in Karup.
Authority for the control of SAR is vested in the Ministry of Defence (MOD).
The JRCC is the coordination point of all aeronautical and maritime SAR activity within Danish search and rescue regions. The staff collects and disseminates essential information concerning distress situations, arranges the dispatch of rescue assets to aircraft or ships in distress, and coordinates the efforts of all responding assets.
To achieve this, the JRCC is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week by one air force officer (preferably with a SAR background), one air force non-commissioned officer (preferably with a SAR background), one naval officer, and one naval non-commissioned officer.