Ikar Cisa 2013 conference will take place in period 15th of October-19th of October 2013, in Bol, island of Brac, Croatia. Host of the conference is Croatian mountain rescue service, and main focus of event will be on helicopter rescuing methods. During 4 days of conference you will have chance to participate in several demonstration sessions, theoretical presentations, showcases, etc. in nice environment of Mediterranean island. Register still today to reserve your place on time!
Dear colleagues and friends,
we have a great honor and pleasure to host IKAR-CISA congress for the second time here in Croatia. We will do everything to assure the best working conditions, good working atmosphere and an excellent chance to spend this time together sharing knowledge, experience and the beautiful spirit of the mountain rescue. In accordance to this we are sure that results and conclusions of the congress should be most useful and the best possible for those who need our help.
This will be the first time that IKAR-CISA congress will be organized on an Adriatic island. That may be a little bit strange when we know that the members of IKAR-CISA are mostly mountain rescue services aimed to rescue in the harshest weather conditions and mostly in inaccessible environment of high mountains.
The typical Mediterranean island of Brac and Dalmatia are space where we will try to show how much is necesary to have a presence of a mountain rescue service and how much well organized and quality mountain rescue service in the ambiance of coastal mountains, in the ambience of thousands of islands and sea could be needed and important. Crucial for someone’s life.
Although we live in a country that does not have high mountains, the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service has developed its maximum capacity and rescue techniques and as such is the vanguard of the region and is a proud member of IKAR-CISA that contributes to the development of the world’s mountain rescue service.
Therefore, as colleagues, dear friends and members of our large family, we warmly and cordially invite you to come on Brac, to the Congress IKAR-CISA 2013!
In the name of the board of ICAR Directors I would like to welcome you in Bol, Croatia.
During my research for the congress 2013, especially for the dates, I checked under “ICAR” in internet and found two other organizations with that name:
ICAR, International Committee for Animal Recording
ICAR, International Conference on Advanced Robotics
To make things clear right now! If you are reading this text you will be attending the Congress of ICAR, the International Commission for Alpine Rescue, with worldwide experts for mountain rescue. We will not talk about milk recording systems or robots!
This little story is showing that our recognition still needs to be improved. We must be more professional. The first step in this direction has been made this year. During the last Assembly of Delegates you have decided that the Board of Directors must finalize an ICAR office. Inside the impressive building at REGA Center, on Zürich Airport in Switzerland, our office is now officially installed.
With Mrs. Sanja von Wartburg we have found a person who is collecting all information’s and is dealing with all matters for global mountain rescue in collaboration with the board members.
In the name of the big ICAR family I would like to welcome Sanja at this congress! Special thanks also to REGA, making all this possible!
The preconference day will treat the topic “interface between terrestrial and air rescue”. The presidents of the different commissions made a perfect program. I hope that you can participate and give your thoughts and inputs to the different posts.
During the Assembly of Delegates we need to talk about the future of ICAR. We also need to take some decisions about changes in the bylaws.
To hold an international congress for mountain rescuers on an Island at sea level might be unusual. I am convinced that the organizers from Hrvatska gorska služba spašavanja – HGSS will make everything that we will have a successful congress!
Many thanks to our Croatian friends!
|AirWork & Heliseilerei GmbH||www.air-work.com|
|Girsberger Elektronik AG||www.girsberger-elektronik.ch|
|NIC Impex (Arva)||www.nicimpex.com|
|Rocksnake GmbH & Co KG||www.rock-snake.com|
|Satmap Systems Ltd.||www.satmap.com|
|Tyromont Alpin Technik GmbH||www.tyromont.com|