Objectives

Exchange knowledge

Develop and maintain a network to exchange knowledge

Objectives

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.

2 Days full of Practice and Theory

ITA COSUF Press Release 07-2015

Private Workshop with Visit to Elbe Tunnel and Operating Centre Hochbahn gave excellent Insights

Lausanne (CH), 11 Desember 2015.

It is very well known that networking is one of the most important activities of modern business life. For the members of ITA COSUF this is a lived experience. "Regularly we organize for our members this private workshop to use our excellent network to discuss and inform about the latest topics in the field of operational safety and security in underground facilities," explains Dr. Roland Leucker, chairman of ITA COSUF the intention of the latest event in Hamburg/Germany on October 28 to 29, 2015 (Fig. 1). Around 30 ITA COSUF members took the great opportunity to visit the Elbe Tunnel with a Tunnel Ventilation Demonstration, the Elbe Tunnel Control Centre and the Operating Centre of Hochbahn (metro and public transport operator of Hamburg) in the northern waterside metropolis.

For download please click here:

   COSUF Press Release 2015-07a.doc
   COSUF Press Release 2015-07a-LR.pdf
   COSUF Press Release 2015-07c-HR.pdf
   Fig 1: Fig-01 participants of COSUF workshop in Hamburg-LR
   Fig 1: Fig-01 participants of COSUF workshop in Hamburg-HR
   Fig 2: Fig-02 Elbe Tunnel Traffic Control Centre-LR
   Fig 2: Fig-02 Elbe Tunnel Traffic Control Centre-HR
   Fig 3: Fig-03 tunnel ventilation demonstration-LR
   Fig 3: Fig-03 tunnel ventilation demonstration-HR
   Fig 4: Fig-04 Operating Centre Hochbahn Hamburg-LR
  Fig 4: Fig-04 Operating Centre Hochbahn Hamburg-HR

 

 

 

What is ITA COSUF?

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

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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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Recent activities

On 6 March 2020 ITA COSUF and the organizing team have decided to postpone the 6th TSO Forum until the situation with the outbreak of Covid-19 has become more stable.

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