The Committee on Operational Safety of Underground Facilities (COSUF) of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) aims at improving and promoting safety and security underground, through networking activities and dissemination of technical culture and new knowledge.
During the last ten years, the presentation of the COSUF Award Winner has been one of the highlights of the ITA COSUF meetings. The prestigious award is granted to a student, young professional or researcher in the field of operational safety or security of underground facilities. “Many of the previous winners have taken job positions in organisations that are working on operational safety of underground facilities. This is a good stimulation to continue to launch the award,” said Ben van den Horn, ITA COSUF General Secretary, commenting the steering board decision to award the 2019 COSUF prize.
Students, young professionals or researchers who are less than 35 years old are eligible if they have completed a research work in theory and/or practice in the area of operational safety or security of underground facilities in the last two years. Applicants need not be ITA COSUF members. Together with the award certificate, ITA COSUF grants the winner travel and accommodation costs to attend the award ceremony and a prize of 1000 euros. The ITA COSUF Award 2019 will be presented during the ITA COSUF General Assembly in the last quarter of 2019.
Any other information, including contents of the application file, is available on the COSUF website http://cosuf.ita-aites.org/. The application in English language must be received by the ITA secretariat by 31 May 2019.