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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.

14 Jan

From 10th to 11th January, HCR-CTRO conducted a training course on ERW risk education for representatives of the Serbian-Russian Humanitarian Centre from Niš. The Co-director of the Center, Mr Bojan Glamoclija, and his two assistants, attended the course and became qualified for ERW education instructors. The course was a continuation of excellent cooperation between HCR-CTRO, as a leading training centre from the region in the field of humanitarian demining, and structures involved in humanitarian demining in the Republic of Serbia. The representatives of the Serbian-Russian Centre were very pleased with the training. Discussions were also led about continuation of cooperation and possible joint projects.

07 Dec

From 3rd to 7th December 2018, HCR-CTRO conducted an EOD training course Level 3 for six trainees from Croatian demining companies.

All the trainees passed the examination held after the completion of the training course. HCR-CTRO Director, Mr Ivan Šteker, congratulated the trainees and said that they are no longer engaged solely in demining, but they have stepped into the world of mine action and they will from now on be competitive at the international work market.

CROMAC Director. Mr Zdravko Modrušan, also attended the certificate awarding ceremony. He congratulated the trainees on their efforts and good results shown at the examination. Together with the Examination Board members, he pointed out that the utmost priority in their work should be safety, both their own, and the one of their colleagues. He wished them all the best in their future work.

22 Nov

The Croatian Mine Action Centre and Croatian Mine Action Centre - Centre for Testing, Development and Training have the pleasure to invite you to the 16th International Symposium Mine Action 2019, which is to be held from 8th to 11th April 2019 in Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Croatia.

The Symposium is intended for representatives of national mine action authorities, mine action centres, demining companies, relevant ministries, manufacturers of mine action equipment, donors, scientists and representatives of other civilian and military structures involved in mine action.
It will provide an opportunity for all those involved or interested in mine action to broaden their contacts and share their experiences and challenges.

The Symposium topics will reflect current challenges in mine action, but will also enable presentation of the knowledge and experiences worldwide: