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05 Jun

Dear friends, esteemed colleagues,
We regret to inform you that, after consulting Croatian authorities, the Organizing Committee has decided to cancel the 17th International Symposium Mine Action 2020.”


We have done our best to plan the Symposium in a way to meet all the health standards, in order to keep the continuity and the tradition of our annual mine action community meetings. But travel restrictions and quarantine requirements have urged us to make that difficult decision.


The Organizing Committee invite you to continue with your engagement with the Symposium and will work towards ensuring the same Programme with a greater level of participation in 2021.

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.