International Commission for Alpine Rescue (ICAR)


Platform for exchanging information among mountain rescue organizations internationally

The International Commission for Alpine Rescue (ICAR) is an international association of various mountain rescue organizations. The main web platform ICAR provides mountain rescue organizations with an open platform for exchanging know-how. The primary goal is to improve the quality and safety of mountain rescue operations and exercises.

The team of makandra was responsible for relaunching the platform. In addition to the redesign of the website, new functionalities were added to the application.


Creation of a modern web solution

The goal of the restructuring was to make the use of the platform more efficient and easier for all parties involved. In addition to a revised structure of the website, back-end processes were also highly automated, facilitating the exchange and maintenance of data both internally and externally. makandra carried out a complete migration of the legacy system. As a result of the optimizations, ICAR saves valuable time in website maintenance, which can now be invested in the administration and interaction with member organizations.

Gebhard Barbisch Photo: Gebhard Barbisch
makandra implemented the project just in time so that we were even able to make improvements within our budget. Thus, we still had time to prepare the application ourselves. We are really thrilled with the cooperation!
Gebhard Barbisch
Terrestrial Rescue Commission - Commission President

Operation on redundant infrastructure with server location in Germany.

The topic of security plays an important role for ICAR not only in mountain rescue, but also for data. The entire system is operated on makandra's highly available infrastructure — of course, located in Germany. All systems are consistently designed with redundancy to ensure stable operation.

makandra GmbH
Rails development & operations
Melli-Beese-Straße 5
86159 Augsburg, Germany