What does it mean to be a good environmental citizen? A COST meeting has defined key concepts that help teachers and organisations to encourage people to care for the planet. An online database, book and global outreach add to the support.
COST significantly increased the number of ESGIs and the range of real-life challenges they addressed
Dr Katerina Kaouri
‘Math-a-thons’ find solutions for companies and society
A COST Action has helped deliver innovative solutions to 80 organisations through the power of maths. Study Groups in MI-NET gave companies ways to increase production and showed non-profit bodies and governments how to better use resources.
Exciting, daunting and intense: the conferences at which scientific communities convene are fabulous opportunities for newcomers. For Marcin Makowski, whose PhD research focuses on peptides, the chance to attend a congress in 2019 has led to a lasting collaboration.
When corrosion experts met in an e-MINDS Action workshop, they spotted an industry need for expert knowledge on nano- and microscale corrosion. The result was a Marie Curie Innovative Training Network, joining other projects and collaboration successes from the Action.
I would advise all young researchers to participate in COST”
A harmonious career takes off – with drones adding lift
How do you map invasive plants in inaccessible terrain? Two years ago, a Serbian student got involved in a COST Action training school to learn about unmanned aerial systems (UAS) as a way to advance his work. Now, he is lead author of a guide for their use in environmental monitoring.
A COST short-term scientific mission gave young chemist Halima Mouhib the experience she needed to advance her career. She is now an assistant professor at the Paris university that hosted her mission, leading research on how molecules produce scents.
“I can finally build up my own research line in a stable environment.”
Study mission gives scent of career success
Safer road bridges are in sight thanks to the BridgeSpec COST Action. Inspection procedures from its meetings are being included in international norms, while publications, courses and a professional association sustain the Action’s achievements.