Candidates for COSUF Award 2017 apply now!
29 Nov 2016

Go for Candidates of COSUF Award 2016!Now for young Researchers and Professionals application for COSUF AWARD 2017 is open 

Don´t miss to apply latest !! 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. 

The Presentation of the COSUF Award Winner on the ITA COSUF meeting is every year one of the highlights. The prestigious award is granted annually to a student, young professional or researcher less than 35 years old who has recently completed an outstanding research work in theory or practice in the field of operational safety or security of underground facilities. To develop the culture and know-how of scientists and practitioners is a basic idea of ITA COSUF and this is a main motivation to offer the COSUF Award.

The COSUF Award

To win the COSUF Award means to get an invitation attending the award ceremony 2017 including travelling and accommodation expenditures, a 1,000 Euro Prize and the award certificate.

The Award Ceremony

The ITA COSUF Award 2017 will be presented during the ITA COSUF Workshop in 2017. As every year and also as a special opportunity the winner shall have the chance to present her/his own work during a plenary session of the workshop.

Applicants younger than 35 years

Every student, young professional or researcher less than 35 years old may apply for the COSUF Award. A second requirement is a recently or in the last 2 years completed research work in theory and/or in practice in the field of operational safety and security of underground facilities. Applicants need not to be member of ITA COSUF.

New Deadline: 30 MAY 2017

The application in English should be received latest on !! NEW: 30 MAY 2017 !! (old: 28 February 2017) at the ITA secretariat in Lausanne/CH. Additional information like the contents of the COSUF Award application file - or see download below - is available on the ITA COSUF website





Tunnel ventilation demonstration in Hamburg
31 Oct 2015

ITA COSUF arranged the Steering board meeting, working group meetings, workshops and site visits in October in Hamburg. Two successful days in pleasant company of colleagues with productive meetings, good lectures, interesting site inspection and networking. 

At Traffic Control Center in Elbe tunnel, we learned more about safety management and safety equipment. The Elbtunnel is connecting the southern urban area of Hamburg and the north. Almost 124.000 vehicles a day are passing through four tubes and make the Elbe tunnel one of the busiest road tunnels in Europe. The tunnel has many smaller incidents and a few vehicle fires during a year. Moreover, road authorities had structured to manage traffic dynamically between the tubes. Due to its well recognized safety concept the Elbe tunnel is also one of the safest road tunnels worldwide.

Ventilation concept after upgrades/ new tube

64 Jet Fans realize necessary ventilation under normal operational conditions 8 Axial Fans and 196 dampers extract smoke in case of a fire at both ends of the tube. 


Report of the ITA COSUF Workshop in Copenhagen
05 Jan 2015

On 29 October the private ITA COSUF Workshop was held at the metro Control and Maintenance Centre (CMC). Tailor-made presentations were given for COSUF members on the safe operation and maintenance of both the old and the new metro lines in Copenhagen by experts and operational staff. Visits to CMC and to the new metro construction were part of the program.


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