Exchange knowledge

Develop and maintain a network to exchange knowledge


Facilitate cooperation

Develop and maintain a network to facilitate cooperation worldwide


Team work & research

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


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


Fostering innovation

Promote safety and security by fostering innovation


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


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.

ITA COSUF: High-profile Meetings in Helsinki

ITA COSUF Press Release 03-2016

Next Workshop for Members with Activity Group Meetings, General Assembly and COSUF Award Ceremony in October 2016

Helsinki (FI)/Lausanne (CH), 30 June 2016.

ITA COSUF Meetings are well-known for its high-professional information and the chance of networking with Tunnel Safety Specialists from all over the world. The latest successful meeting was the Tunnel Safety Officers Forum held in March 2016 in Rotterdam (NL). And the next event is coming soon: The private Workshop from 25th to 26th October 2016 in Helsinki (Finland) with Activity Group Meetings, General Assembly and the Ceremony of the ITA COSUF Award Winner 2016. As this workshop is for members only, it is recommended to join ITA COSUF.

For download please click here:

   COSUF Press Release 2016-03a.doc
   COSUF Press Release 2016-03c-LR.pdf
   COSUF Press Release 2016-03b-HR.pdf
   Fig 1: Figure-01 Metro Helsinki PR-03-2016-LR
   Fig 1: Figure-01 Metro Helsinki PR-03-2016-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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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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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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