ITA COSUF can play an important role in the underground safety community as it covers all underground facilities and is not focusing on a particular type: it can deal with overlaps and differences (cross-fertilization) and draw general views/lessons.
PIARC is dedicated to public bodies, UIC to railway organisations, UITP mainly to transport authorities and operators, while ITA COSUF is open to all kinds of members (authorities, consultants, research, industry, contractors, safety officers, etc.): it can gather a variety of views.
The platform for communication
IITA COSUF is the platform for communication on operational safety and security in underground facilities, i.e. the network to make all players meet, exchange their views and share their experience.
Join the WTC 2017 - ITA-COSUF workshop 13 June 2017
New security challenges for design and operation
The presentations in ITA-COSUF will be given by internationally leading experts and the workshop will be divided in two parts, Case studies and Hazard identifications. The case studies will include presentations about how different threats can be identified and what is the impact of human factors in case of disaster and terror. The hazard identification part will tackle topics like assessing the impact of hazardous gods in tunnels and what is the impact of explosions to the underground structure.
Earlier the same morning we will arrange Activity group meetings and on the evening 12. June we will invite the members to a boat trip and dinner in the beautiful surroundings of Bergen.
Please register for AG meeting and dinner to the secretary (link to contact page).
Candidates for COSUF Award 2017 Apply Now !
Application for young Researchers and Professionals for COSUF Award 2017 is open !
The deadline for application is !! NEW: 30 MAY 2017 !! (old: 28 February 2017) (receipt of the application file by the ITA secretariat). The selection of the winner will be made by the ITA COSUF Steering Board by !! NEW: 15 AUGUST 2017 !! (old: 15 April 2017). The award will be handed over during the ITA COSUF workshop which will take place during an ITA COSUF Workshop in the course of the AFTES International Congress, 13 to 15 November 2017 in Paris.
The nominee will give a short presentation of his/her work at a plenary session of the workshop.
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An excellent opportunity to be a part of a network and meet colleagues and experts to share and learn more about safety engineering and operations in underground facilities.