Dr. Dirk Oberhagemann
From 1989 to 1994 he was responsible for the management of the research programme „Safety research and technology“ on behalf of the BMFT at the VDI in Düsseldorf. „Transfer of results from standardisation in the field of explosion protection to industry - especially SMEs“ with 8 organisations from 7 countries and “Safetynet – A network on Process Safety” with 33 funded members and 71 non funded members from 20 countries and the network “S2S – A gateway of Plant and Process Safety” with 40 members. Furthermore he organised the first Internet-Conference on Process Safety and the International ESMG Symposiums on Process Safety and Industrial Explosion Protection. He is member of the scientific committee of the German association of fire protection (vfdb) and is co-ordinating research projects for vfdb like “Risks associated with major public events – Planning, assessment, EVAcuation and rescue concepts”.