Founded in 1956, CEOCOR became an international scientific non-profit association in 1981. Most of the European countries are members of CEOCOR which brings together hundreds of specialists from:

universities and research centres

  • water, gas and oil distribution
  • transportation companies
  •  waste water companies
  •  pipe producers
  • manufacturers of coatings
  • Manufacturers of equipment for cathodic protection systems

The international exchange of experiences and technical know-how ensure the objectivity and the independence of CEOCOR activities.


provide the basis for scientific and technical guidance in the field of corrosion by studies, recommendations and publications
contribute to the formulation of European standards

topics examined by specialists in working groups
plenary meetings, twice a year, of the sectors and management bodies
annual congress hosted by one of the member countries.


CEOCOR is structured into 2 commissions whose aims are the following:

Commission 1  deals with the interaction between transported or stored water and metallic or cement based materials. Such interaction may lead to the deterioration of the materials themselves and/or deterioration in the quality of the transported water.
The field of activities of Commission 1 covers the materials used in this environment, their corrosion behavior, corrosion mechanisms and their Corrosion behavior in the field, choice of materials and “non-electrical” protective measures.

Commission 2  deals with external corrosion and cathodic protection against corrosion, mainly for water, oil and gas pipelines and relevant infrastructures; AC and DC stray currents and electrical interferences are in the field of competences of this Commission.
The field of activities of Commission 2 covers, among others, current influenced corrosion, cathodic protection, stray currents, AC-Corrosio