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18 Sep

The whole Bee4Exp team were on-site from 9th to 13th September at Benkovac test site, for their end-of-summer field trial before the bees start to wind down their own activities. The teams from Banja Luka and Zagreb tested the Active method over a few days by taking a large amount of high-definition video of foraging bees with their drones, and the Passive method was tested over the week by sampling colony air and placing preconcentrating material in the colony entrances to adsorb explosive materials from the returning bees. The team were joined for a couple of days by the Ghostcat Medienproduktion TV crew, who are making a documentary for the German channel ZDF on the ways animals can help humans. As always when trialling, the team thought of new and interesting approaches while on-site, and are looking forward to returning to try these new experiments soon.

18 Apr

The 16th international Symposium „Mine Action 2019” was held from 8th to 11th April 2019 in Slano, Dubrovnik-Neretva County. The Symposium was organized by the Croatian Ministry of the Interior and CROMAC-Centre for Testing, Development and Training, and it was held under the patronage of the Croatian Government, with Hungary as a partner country. 170 participants from 31 countries from Europe, Asia and North and South America attended.

At the Symposium opening, among other speakers, the Director of CROMAC-Centre for Testing, development and Training, Mrs. Katarina Markt, held a welcome address, and the Symposium was opened by Mr. Damir Trut, Assistant Minister of the Interior, Envoy of the President of the Croatian Government and Envoy of the Minister of the Interior. After the official opening, the Hungarian Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia, H.E. József Zoltán Magyar, awarded Certificates of appreciation by the Hungarian Minister of the Interior to the Participants of „De-mine HU HR II“ Project. Finally, Mr. Damir Trut gave the overview of the new structure of the Croatian Civil Protection Directorate.

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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.