ISTSS 2018 had the following Honorary Sponsors:
ITA-COSUF – ITA Committee on Operational Safety of Underground Facilities
ITA-COSUF is the Centre of Excellence for world-wide exchange of information and know-how regarding safety and security of underground facilities. It is part of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) and is supported by PIARC, the World Road Association. ITA-COSUF covers all types of underground facilities and can therefore deal with overlaps and differences for instance between underground road and rail infrastructures. ITA-COSUF workshops are important means of communication; both internal workshops to exchange views with colleagues in a ‘safe environment’ as well as open workshops to share views and experience with the ‘outer world’. A large part of ITA-COSUF thinking and outputs relies on various Activity Groups.
Norwegian Tunnel Safety Cluster
The Norwegian Tunnel Safety Cluster (NTSC) is incorporated into the Norwegian Innovation clusters (NIC) programme. The cluster comprises of over 100 participants, more than 90 companies, seven R&D/academic and innovation centres, and eight public sector organisations, including the emergency services.
The mission is to develop an innovative cluster where members succeed in commercialising solutions for improved tunnel safety. This will contribute towards safer tunnels and fewer accidents – vital to road users, the fire and rescue services, the transport sector and local communities everywhere.