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05 Jun

The 17th International "Mine Action 2020" Symposium will be held in the period from 1st to 3rd September 2020 at International Hotel in Zagreb.

In light of the still ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and necessity of following the recommendations of the World Health Organization and the National Civil Protection Headquarters, the Organizing Committee of the Symposium has decided to hold the conference in the first week of September in the capital of Croatia.  The organizers’ main concern is everyone safety and to ensure a high level of attendance from participants and stakeholders around the world.

What makes this Symposium unique as well is that this is going to be the 1st autumn edition in the past 17 years, but with guaranteed equally exciting content and program.

We are looking forward to meet you at the upcoming Symposium in Zagreb!

26 Sep

From 23rd to 26th September 2019, a team of researchers from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb (FER), in collaboration with Vallon GmbH, conducted a field trial at Benkovac test site.
The trial was conducted in the framework of a research project „METASHAPE“, funded by The Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation from UK. The aim of the project is to develop and implement advanced methods of shape discrimination of buried metal objects, using commercial metal detectors, for application in humanitarian mine action. The researchers tested a system comprising a latest generation hand-held metal detector (Vallon VMF4), a system for monitoring detector head position and orientation (developed by FER), and algorithms for characterisation of buried mines and soil compensation.

23 Sep

HCR-CTRO implemented a training course from 16th to 20th September for employees of Serbian-Russian Humanitarian Centre and Serbian Mine Action Centre. The course comprised the topics of planning, prioritizing, project development and quality management in mine action.
As part of the course, the trainees visited the Civil Protection Directorate – CROMAC, where they were informed about demining activities in Croatia. Furthermore, they were presented with the Scan centre and the state-of-the-art method of fast and high quality digital scanning of minefield records and maps.
It was agreed to continue successful co-operation in many fields of mine action.

28 Jan

On the 24th and 25th January 2019, representatives of the Libyan Ministry of Defence, accompanied by representatives of the Libyan Embassy in the Republic of Croatia, visited HCR-CTRO. The Libyan delegation consisted of four officers from the Engineering Directorate of the Ministry of Defence.
The delegation expressed a strong interest in the training courses conducted by HCR-CTRO, especially in the EOD courses, as well as the general airborne survey conducted with drones. At the end of the meeting it was concluded that an Agreement on Cooperation should be prepared and signed.