The CoSafe project is closing on the 31 of May, 2011. The
homepage will be available for 5 years after project closure
(until the summer of 2016).
CoSafe project will have a (final) seminar in Lycksele,
Sweden on the 17th of February, 2011. The title for the
seminar is “Major accidents in rural areas – experiences and
results from the CoSafe project”. If you are working within
an organisation dealing with preparedness or management of
major incidents and wish participate the seminar (and have
not received an invitation), please contact:
Johansson, Project Coordinator
Agenda for the seminar:
Agenda for the seminar in
Lycksele on the 17th of February, 2011
The results from
Questionnarie 1 and 2 as well as a majority of our products
and services (fact sheets) are now posted on our homepage.
Rescue workers perception of
handling major accidents in remote and sparsely populated
Preparedness and knowledge
of rescue workers in Iceland, Scotland, Finland and Sweden.
News August 2010
The fifth CoSafe workshop will be held in
Kuopio, Finland in September. Products and services
developed until now will be presented and decision will be
taken concerning how to go on with the project. An
exhibition to demonstrate products and services will be
organized together with another European Union project
called COPE, (http://cope.vtt.fi/project.htm).
During the workshop in Kuopio, we will attend at their final
The Lead Partner will participate
in the Lead Partner Seminar & Annual Conference 2010 in
Ireland in September.
The project coordinator is
sick. Jim Johansson is the new Project Coordinator,
Work shop in Iceland, March 2010.
The CoSafe project held its 12: th meeting
Iceland, on March 16-19,
Teams from Sweden Scotland,
The first part of the meeting started with a study visit to
Center in Reykjavik. The second part of the meeting was
held in FSA Hospital, Akureyri. All results from the
questionnaires were available and discussed.
The 17:th of March
“AWARENESS OF MOUNTAIN DISASTERS ~RISKS AND RESCUE~”
seminar was held at the KEA hotel in Akureyri. This
was an international seminar and we had invited another EU
Botnia Atlantica project called
Mountain rescue, stage 2 (mountain
rescue people from Norway
Sweden). The seminar was a
huge success with over 80 attendants, representing the
projects, the Scottish Mountain Rescue as well as different
bodies in Iceland, all
related to disaster preparedness.
On 18: th -19: th the ordinary CoSafe workshop continued and each team
represented the ongoing work with different products and
services. In work package 4 we did a schedule what to go on
with and present at
next work shop in Kuopio, Finland
in September 2010. The meeting ended with study visits
in dangerous areas in
where we were told how the weather
conditions can affect human security and the environment.
We left Iceland the day before the
eruption in Eyjafjallajokull, we got out just in
planning our first international seminar on the17: th of
March 2010, in Iceland.
Our fourth workshop for the CoSafe teams will be held the
international seminar AWARENESS OF MOUNTAIN DISASTERS,
~RISKS AND RESCUE~ will have participants from another
European Union project ”Gränsöverskridande fjällräddning
etapp 2” (Cross-border mountain rescue, stage two), a Botnia
Atlantica project with partners from Sweden and Norway.
Mountain rescue people from different countries are invited.
Our products and services are developing and some of
them will be presented in Iceland in March and new ideas
will be discussed.
Work shop in Stornoway, September
The 8th meeting for the CoSafe project
took place in Stornoway, Western Isles, Scotland on the 22:
nd - 24: th, September 2009. Teams from Sweden Scotland,
Iceland and Finland were represented.A summary of the work
that has been done in the different teams was presented. The
aim of this meeting was above all to find out needs
identified so far which have to be developed in this project.
Shortly you will see some of them presented on the website.
Results from the questionnaires will be available late
October. Until today there are altogether 225 people that
have replied to our questionnaire, hopefully there will be
some more before closure October 16.During the meeting we
made a visit to the site where the Scottish team has located
the scene for the air crash which is one the scenarios we
are working with. Also we were invited to a study visit to
the MCGA Helicopter and we got information about how the
helicopter was working and we got a presentation of
Technical Rescue Teams.
The 23:rd we listened to the
seminar “Remote & Rural Major Incident Management”. The
seminar brought together experts in the field and allowed a
transnational dialog on a variety of topics related to
management of major accidents in rural areas. The 24:th we
concluded on how to go on with products and services. We
also got a demonstration of a special stretcher developed
for mountain rescue as well as Scottish ambulance service
telemedicine communication.In March 2010 we will have our
first international seminar in Iceland. To the seminar we
have invited the members of the
EU-project”Gränsöverskridande fjällräddning etapp 2, a
Botnia Atlantica project with partners from Sweden and
Norway. Also there are interested people from the Scottish
mountain rescue, Greenland and Faeroe Islands will be
invited as well.
We will have a new Work shop in Scotland ,
Stornoway Western Isles, September 22-24, 2009.
One day (September 23) will be Remote & Rural Major Incident
Management Conference ’09 – “Lessons Learned” As you can
see there is a CoSafe survey on the website concerning
amongst other things clothing and equipment.
It is possible to answer the survey until
The 4th meeting for the CoSafe project took place in
Oulu, Finland on the February 4-5, 2009. Twenty
five participants attended the meeting (Finland 11, Iceland
3, Scotland 5 and Sweden 6).
A sum up of the work
done so far was presented. Each country described their
system for disaster planning and how to manage major
accidents. The experience from the work with the
questionnaire and the three scenarios were presented (WP2).
The Icelandic team will take care of further analysis of
the answers (WP3).
The Finnish team has planned their
work with WP4 – Gaps? Interesting companies in each country?
Special knowledge for training and education?
visited Rescue helicopter SEPE, FIOH cold laboratory and
Emergency Response Centre of North Ostrobothnia and Kainuu.