Adaptation of former observatory on the Pip Ivan mountain to the needs of alpine rescue service training center

Adaptation of former observatory on the Pip Ivan mountain to the needs of alpine rescue service training center

PLBU.03.02.00-UA-0754/17-00

Project acronym: PIMReC

Project duration: 23 February 2019 – 22 February 2021

Grant holder: State Higher Educational Establishment Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University

Project goals: build strong cooperation between Polish and Ukrainian institutions by jointly meeting challenge in improving security of the high mountain tourism.

Specific project objectives are:

  1. reconstruction and structural adaptation of former astronomical and meteorologic observatory on the Pip Ivan mountain (Chornohora Mountain Range, Carpathian Mountains) to the needs of high mountain rescue service training center as well as rescue station functioning all the year round;
  2. development of top-notch joint Polish-Ukrainian training for high mountain rescuers with special attention to up-to-date rescue techniques in different weather conditions including case studies;
  3. forming mechanisms for emergency response and ways of interaction with relevant services in case of tourists’ life and health hazards;
  4. creation of electronic services platform as an effective information resource on the one hand for the exchange of experience and training materials between Polish and Ukrainian high mountain rescue teams and on the other hand a tool to inform tourists about preventive measures of being in the high mountain area, safety roots and meteorologic forecast.

 Partnership:

  1. University of Warsaw (Poland)
  2. Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University (Ukraine)
  3. Department of State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Ivano-Frankivsk region (Ukraine)
  4. Mountain Volunteer Search and Rescue Bieszczady Group (Poland)
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