1993 - TIEMS was established in Washington, USA, as The International Emergency Management and Engineering Society (TIEMES) and registered in Dallas, Texas, USA, as a non-profit organisation. Founders were Jim Sullivan, USA (First President), K. Harald Drager, Norway (First Vice President), Suleyman Tufecki, USA (First Treasurer), Jean Luc Wybo, France (Board Member), and Ross Newkirk, Canada (Board Member).
1996 - The name was changed to The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS).
2003 - The Society's registration was moved to Zürich, Switzerland, in Europe.
2006 - TIEMS moved to Belgium, where it was registered as an international, independent and not-for-profit Non-governamental organization.
There are 14 regional chapters around the world.
TIEMS Mission to Ukraine (in other words, TIEMS Ukraine Chapter) is a subsidiary of TIEMS (The International Emergency Management Society). It is operated in accordance to the TIEMS By-Laws, the laws of the Kingdom of Belgium and the European Union. The TIEMS main office in Brussels is a prime supervising and auditing body.
In 2009, Ukrainian volunteers and experts in rescue services, environmental monitoring and emergency management initiated the negotiations with TIEMS (The International Emergency Management Society). Since then negotiations were suspended and re-started several times because of the changing political scene in the country. Contact persons changed as well.
The distinguished scholar and the senior research scientist D.Sc. Yevhenii Yakovliev (born on November 11, 1939) was elected the First President of the TIEMS Ukraine Chapter (2016-2018). He received the degrees of Dr.Ing. in hydrology in 1984 and D.Sc. in engineering geology in 1996. His key areas of expertise are engineering geology, hydrogeology, environmental monitoring, radiation safety, and ecological risk assessment (e.g. underground coal mining, flooding, ballistic missile launch sites, military training sites, and nuclear waste disposal). He was one of the key technical experts of the aftermaths of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident in 1986. For his outstanding risk assessment of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and the prediction of the Chernobyl-kind accident, he received one of the highest state's awards in the USSR, namely, the Order of the Red Banner of Labour (1986). He is also the laureate of the State Prize of the USSR (1991) and the State Prize of Ukraine (2004) both in science and technology. Honorary Expert of Nuclear Industry of Ukraine (2004). Member of the Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety of the Verkhovha Rada of Ukraine (equal to the Parliamentary committee). Dr. Yakovliev has about 250 scientific and industrial publications. Presently, he is the research director (since 2004) and the Fellow (since 2010) at the Department of Natural Resources of the Institute of Telecommunications and Global Information Space of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
Position: Head of TIEMS Mission to Ukraine, Chief Executive Officer (on a voluntary basis)
Title: Professor of Practice (civil protection),
Fellow of the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management (UK)
Education: M.Sc. (avionics, C2/C4I, comms) (1991), M.Sc. (military science, ISR) (1991), B.A. (public security management) (2008), Dr.cand. (space technology, remote sensing) (2010), PhD (civil protection) (2014-2018)
Backgroud: Peacekeeping and crisis management, various leading positions in cross-cultural multinational environment (EU, USA, UAE) in industry and academia 25+ in the fields of training, consulting and R&D; published 100+ papers; (co-)organizer of about 100 symposiums and conferences worldwide (EU, USA) in co-operation with SPIE, IEEE, ASPRS, ISPRS, TIEMS, ITU etc.; a security advisor to UA authorities
Expertise: Public safety communications, security, UAV and unmanned systems, C2/C4 for first responders, situational awareness centers, critical infrastructure protection, emerging technologies, civil protection, disaster risk reduction; lifelong training in ICT and security (e.g. Nokia Siemens Networks); R&D in such framework programmes as EU FP4 thru FP7 and Horizon 2020, and EUREKA (about 10 projects on public and cyber-security)
Position: Director (education, training)
Title: Adjunct Professor, Ass. Professor
Education: M.Sc. (remote sensing) (1982), Dr.Ing. (aerial image processing) (1990)
Background: Head of department and the dean of the Military Institute of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (1997-2009), a lecturer at TSNUK Faculty of Geography (since 2009), 50+ papers
Expertise: University-level education, GIS, geomatics, cartography, mapping, geodesy
Education: D.Sc. (aerial remote sensing) (2009)
Background: Director of research and senior research scientist of the department of remote sensing and geoinformation of the State Scientific Centre for Aerospace Research of the Earth of the Institute of Geological Science of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Expertise: Remote sensing techniques, satellite and aerial image processing, smart urban planning, environmental monitoring, disaster damage assessment by means of remote sensing
In partnership with the NATO-Ukraine Professional Development Programme in Ukraine (1, 2). Main common goals are 1) facilitating organizational development and implementation of reforms in Ukraine’s public sector, 2) building the capacity of Ukrainian professional development agencies and training centres for them to be able to offer high-quality training and education, and 3) enhancing individual skills of Ukraine’s civil servants.
NATO NCI Agency Industry Conference and AFCEA TechNet International (by invitation only), Oslo, Norway, 20-22 May 2019
Pilot SOP Training: Common Standard Operational Procedures for the Union Civil Protection Mechanism Modules and Teams (UCPM SOPs), European Union Civil Protection Mechanism project (by invitation only), Vantaa, Finland, 9-11 April 2019
The 13th Meeting of the Community of Users on Secure, Safe and Resilient Societies: Thematic Workshops. European Commission DG HOME (by invitation only), Brussels, Belgium, 25-29 March 2019
Workshop: Future of 5G Drone-based Technologies for First Responders, Tallinn Technical University, Tallinn, Estonia, 15 February 2019
The Kick-off Meeting of the EU project "Network of European Hubs for Civil Protection and Crisis Management" (2019-2020), European Commission DG ECHO (by invitation only), Brussels, Belgium, 08 February 2019
EU Security Mission Information & Innovation Group (SMI2G) Meeting 2019, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium, 29-30 January 2019
International conference on Assessment of Current Risks in Energy Sector in Ukraine. (by invitation only) The National Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, 18 December 2018
The round table of Inter-Agency Advisory and Expert Group for Developing National Strategy for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, Counter-Terrorism, and Critical Infrastructure Protection. (by invitation only) The National Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, 18 December 2018
The round table "State of the Reform Process in Ukraine", the meeting with the EU Ambassador, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, Mr. Hugues MINGARELLI (by invitation only), Kyiv, Ukraine, 12 December 2018
Security Research Event (SRE2018), Brussels, Belgium, 5-6 December 2018
The 12th Meeting of the Community of Users on Secure, Safe and Resilient Societies, European Commission DG HOME (by invitation only), Brussels, Belgium, 3-4 December 2018
A Networking Happy Hour for Foreign Missions, U.S. Embassy (by invitation only), Kyiv, Ukraine, 29 November 2018
2018 European Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction, 21-23 November 2018, Rome, Italy
International Forum “INNOVATION MARKET”, Kyiv, Ukraine, 21-23 November 2018
The 25th TIEMS Anniversary Conference and Assembly, Manila, Philippines, 13-16 November 2018 (program)
The UNECE 9th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development, Kyiv, Ukraine, 12-15 November 2018
EU-funded HORIZON 2020 TARGET Project Workshop on Training Augmented Reality Generalised Environment Toolkit for Law Enforcement and First Responders, Barcelona, Spain, 17-18 October 2018
The 13th International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security CRITIS 2018, Kaunas, Lithuania, 24-26 September 2018
The First Ukrainian Space Forum, Kyiv, Ukraine, 17-20 September 2018
Think Kiev Conference 2018 on Smart IT, Artificial Intelligence for Business and Industry 4.0, IBM, Kyiv, Ukraine, 18 September 2018
The Third International Conference "Ecological Security and Sustainable Society: EU Experience and Perspectives", Lviv, Ukraine, 14 September 2018
SPIE Symposium Defense and Security in Europe: Conference on Emerging Imaging and Sensing Technologies for Security and Defence III, and Unmanned Sensors, Systems, and Countermeasures, Berlin, Germany, 13 September 2018
SPIE Symposium Remote Sensing in Europe: Conference on Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology XX, Berlin, Germany, 10-12 September 2018
The round table of Inter-Agency Advisory and Expert Group for Developing National Strategy for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, Counter-Terrorism, and Critical Infrastructure Protection. (by invitation only) The National Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, 6 July 2018
The 11th Meeting of the Community of Users on Secure, Safe and Resilient Societies, European Commission DG HOME, Brussels, Belgium, 4-7 June 2018
Regional Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction Training, United Nations Development Program UNDP, Chisinau, Moldova, 24-25 May 2018
Post Disaster Needs Assessment Training, United Nations Development Program UNDP, Chisinau, Moldova, 21-23 May 2018
UNECE-SESU High-level Workshop "Raising Awareness of The Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents of United Nations Economic Commission for Europe", The State Emergency Service of Ukraine SESU, Kyiv, Ukraine, 19 April 2018
TIEMSUKR Championship 2018 Bowling, 13 April 2018, Kyiv, Ukraine
The 24th TIEMS 2017 Annual Conference and Assembly “Smart Solutions for Sustainable Emergency and Crisis Management”, Kyiv, Ukraine , 4-7 December 2017 (program)
Ukrainian Internet Governance Forum IGF-UA-2017, Kyiv, Ukraine, 6 October 2017
High-level Workshop on Assessment of Environmental Damage in Eastern Ukraine and Recovery Priorities, The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe OSCE, Kyiv, Ukraine, 4 September 2017
Norwegian-Ukrainian Summer School “Vulnerability Assessment of Critical Infrastructures in the Post-Soviet Era: Case Ukraine”, Ukraine, 20-31 August 2017
TIEMSUKR Championship 2017 Bowling, Kyiv, Ukraine , 17 August 2017
Meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Kyiv, Ukraine, 9 July 2017
TIEMSUKR Workshop 2017 “Reforms in Education in Emergency and Civil Protection Management”, part 2, National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Environmental Studies, Kyiv, Ukraine, 30 May 2017
TIEMSUKR Workshop 2017 “Reforms in Education in Emergency and Civil Protection Management”, part 1, National University of Civil Protection of Ukraine, Kharkiv, Ukraine, 26 May 2017
Planning meeting with the top management of the Space State Design Office "Yuzhnoye" and the State Enterprise "The Production Association Yuzhny Machine-Building Plant named after A.M. Makarov", Dnipro, Ukraine, 27 October 2016
The Second International TIEMS Conference on Disaster Control and Emergency Management DCEM 2016, Kyiv, Ukraine, 11-13 October 2016
EU-funded FP7 SECURE-R2I Project Brokerage Event, Kyiv, Ukraine, 29 September 2016
Brainstorming meeting on EU Horizon 2020 Calls for Secure Society, National Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, 4 April 2016
Planning meeting with NATO Professional Development Program, NATO Liaison Office in Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, 30 March 2016
Meeting of International Experts on Critical Infrastructure Protection in Ukraine, The National Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, 15-16 October 2015
Ukrainian Software Development Forum 3.0, IT Ukraine Association, Kyiv, Ukraine, 17 September 2015
Workshop “Ukraine-EU Integration: EU Horizon 2020 Funding for Cybersecurity" (incl. meetings with vice-rector Prof. Petro Bech, vice-rector Prof. Serhiy Vyzva, dean Prof. Anatoly Anisimov and Prof. Volodymyr Zaslavskyi), Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine, April 2015
EU-funded FP7 CAMINO Expert's Workshop on Parameters for Guidance and Roadmap for the Prosecution of Cyber Crime in Civil, Criminal & Common Law, London, United Kingdom, 15-16 June 2015
International Conference “Actual Problems of Risk Modelling and Threat Assessment for Critical Infrastructure", Ukrainian Research Institute of Civil Protection, Kyiv, Ukraine, 20-21 April 2015
Joint Workshop of EU-funded FP7 CAMINO and COURAGE projects, Montpellier, France, 8-9 April 2015
Workshop “Ukraine-EU Integration: EU Horizon 2020 Funding for Emergency Management and Civil Protection", Ukrainian Research Institute of Civil Protection, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2 April 2015
The First International Secure Society Conference SESOCUKR 2014: Ukraine in Europe, in co-operation with the Faculty of Cybernetics of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine, 20-21 November 2014
EU-funded FP7 Camino Expert's Workshop on Cyber and Physical Security, Bern, Switzerland, 18 September 2014
Head of TIEMS Mission to Ukraine Professor Samberg was recognized for achievements and outstanding contributions to civil protection, emergency management and disaster relief. The title of Fellow ICPEM (FICPEM) was issued by The Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management (United Kingdom) on 12 October 2018.
Head of TIEMS Mission to Ukraine Professor Samberg was recognized for impactful contributions to peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts in areas of conflict. October 2018, the UN regional peacekeeper's association (Finland) nominated him the Crisis Management Veteran (military veteran) as a person who honorably served on duty for years.
As a part of the Rotary's RYLA program, this award was issued in cooperation with the Rotary Club of Eastern Helsinki (Finland) and TIEMS (Belgium) to First Lieutenant (civil protection) Dmytro S. Kobylkin, PhD, from the Lviv State University of Life Safety.
Lieutenant-colonel (civil protection) Viktor M. Kovalchuk, Professor, PhD, from the Lviv State University of Life Safety was nominated as the Outstanding Student Instructor 2017. The award ceremony took place at the 24th TIEMS 2017 Annual Conference in Kyiv.
The paper "Self-regulation as risk mitigation tool in formation of critical infrastructure" won the nomination for the Best Paper at the 24th TIEMS 2017 Annual Conference in Kyiv. The winner is Mrs. Oksana Medvedchuk from the Interstate Consultants Engineers Guild.
Congrats to Mr. Sergey Stankevich! He is senior researcher, D.Sc., in the Scientific Centre for Aerospace Research of the Earth of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
Congrats to colonel (ret.) Oleksii Mikhno! He is Ass. Prof. PhD in the Department of Geodesy and Cartography of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
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For domestic affairs contact: info [at] tiemsukr.org.