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January 26, 2020

 Road tunnels and technology in an operational perspective
Arild Petter Sovik, Tunntech Global News


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The overall theme of The ITA-COSUF Workshop 14th – 15th November 2019 are safety concepts, technical installations and improvements in tunnel safety in Austria. ITA COSUF is also inviting to a technical visit in the Arlberg tunnel and a closer look to safety concept and technology in this complex road and rail tunnel. 

October 5th, the world's first and only underwater half-marathon will be held in the new Ryfast tunnel. A 14.3 kilometer long subsea tunnel between Solbakk in Strand and Hundvåg in Stavanger.

The theme of The Tunnel Safety Officers forum 17th – 18th May 2018 is From historical events to future trends and the main purpose is to review the aspects of the Tunnel Safety Officers (TSO’s) role by sharing good practices and lessons learned.

The ITA COSUF award is granted annually to a student, young professional or researcher (less than 35 years old at the deadline of the application) who has recently completed an outstanding research work in theory and / or practice in the area of operational safety or security of underground facilities. If the research work belongs to a group of young researchers, the group can apply under the condition that all applicants are less than 35 years old.

A road is a unique linear infrastructure generally in open terrain and sometimes in closed environment like tunnels. It´s important to have a uniform approach to the infrastructure safety management outside and inside tunnels. This is the conclusions the European Commission received from the research and development project ECOROADS. 

Developing innovative and sustainable solutions for better tunnel safety, both in Norway and internationally, is the purpose of the cluster. 

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