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20 Nov

Dear friends, esteemed colleagues,

I regret to inform you that, following the global Covid-19 outbreak, we have decided to postpone the 17th International Symposium “Mine Action 2020.”

Until this week we were still hoping to hold the Symposium as originally planned, but the gravity of the situation globally, have urged us to postpone the Symposium.

The Symposium will be held from 21st to 24th September 2020 at Olympia Hotel in Vodice.

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.