Objectives

Exchange knowledge

Develop and maintain a network to exchange knowledge

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Facilitate cooperation

Develop and maintain a network to facilitate cooperation worldwide

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Team work & research

Develop and maintain a network to facilitate the creation of dedicated teams and groups to perform specific (research or other) activities

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Funding and promoting support

Develop and maintain a network to enhance research and development activities through combining of national, European and international funding and support

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Fostering innovation

Promote safety and security by fostering innovation

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Raising awareness

Promote safety and security by raising awareness of current and newly-developed safety and security issues amongst decision makers, professional end-users, financers, risk managers, international forums and other stakeholders

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Supporting development

Promote safety and security by supporting the development of improved regulations and standards regarding safety and security of underground facilities in operation

Activity group 1

INTERACTION WITH EUROPEAN & INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES. Keeps contact with other external institutions, groups and projects in order to receive relevant information, to cooperate and give information about activities.

Activity Group 2

REGULATIONS & BEST PRACTICE. Covers regulations, the state-of-the-art and best-practices internationally. This includes discussion and comparison of regulations, norms, standards and best-practice procedures from different owners, networks, projects and the experience gained by them.

Activity Group 3

RESEARCH & NEW FINDINGS. Provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge in the scope of underground safety and security by bringing together the key stakeholders from academia, authorities and industry. Topics include the discussion on the research results, new findings, innovations and potential new research topics.

Activity Group 4

ROAD TUNNEL SAFETY OFFICERS. Aims to be the Platform for European tunnel safety Officers for Exchange of experiences through its biannual Forum and Development of best practices.

Workshop in Dubrovnik, May. 2015

The End of May 2015 was a very busy and successful time for the ITA Committee on Operational Safety of Underground Facilities (COSUF). The new homepage was presented on the General Assembly in Dubrovnik (Croatia), the workshop "Aging Tunnels - Safety in operation during refurbishment" was held and the Winner of the COSUF Award 2015 was honoured.

Annual workshop with high quality presentations

Open for all participants of ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress 2015 and COSUF members, the workshop "Aging Tunnels - Safety in operation and during refurbishment" showed case studies, new technologies and new approaches from lecturers all over the world. After a short welcome by the chairman Dr. Roland Leucker, the tunnel in tunnel method was presented as well as tunnel inspection and assessment, the implementation of the EU directive 2004/54 and the Mont Blanc tunnel. The second session "Monitoring, inspection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is ITA COSUF?

ITA COSUF is the Centre of Excellence for world-wide exchange of information and know-how regarding safety and security of underground facilities in operation.

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Scope

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.

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Membership

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.

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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.

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