An overview of the latest COST news releases.

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22 May 2011 | General, FPS
International Day of Biological Diversity

International Day for Biodiversity Logo

22 May is the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB), which is intended to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. This year, the theme of IDB is Forest Biodiversity, and it will make up part of the International Year of Forests. COST has a designated Domain dealing with forestry which has facilitated, and continues to facilitate, many networks dealing with the issue of biodiversity.

20 May 2011 | General, ICT
Exhibition on Sonic Interaction Design - You are invited!

Akousmaflore (2006)

Boom...stroke...aaaaeeeehhhh...swing...crash...beeep! We struggle to put sonic interactions into words - and that is why an exhibition with real examples is the best way to experience this new field of research.

19 May 2011 | General, FA
European Maritime Day

European Maritime Day 2011

Every year on 20 May, European Maritime Day is celebrated across the European Union to showcase the importance of the sea and oceans for our everyday life. European Maritime Day celebrates European maritime identity and sea-related activities.

17 May 2011 | General, ICT
Better Life in Rural Communities with ICT

WTISD 2011 logo

The purpose of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) on 17 May 2011 is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide.

12 May 2011 | General, ISCH
International Day of Families

Juehao Wu, USA Certificate of Recognition winner in the 2007

The International Day of Families aimed to confront family poverty and social exclusion is observed on 12 May 2011.

03 May 2011 | General, BMBS, CMST, ESSEM, FA, FPS, ISCH, ICT, MPNS, TUD, TD, President
COST to receive additional EUR 30 million from European Commission!

COST and the ESF have been informed by the European Commission Directorate-General for Research & Innovation of their decision to allocate an additional 30 million euro to COST. The additional funding raises the total budget for COST to 240 million euro for FP7.

02 May 2011 | General, CMST, ESSEM
World Asthma Day

World asthma day logo

3 May 2011 is World Asthma Day, an annual event organised by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world.

28 April 2011 | General, ISCH, TUD
Towards the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations - 2012

On 29 April 2011, an important milestone towards the 2012 European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations will take place in the form of a high level conference in Brussels. It is intended to mobilise stakeholders at every level and encouraging commitment on specific objectives and activities in 2012.

27 April 2011 | General, CMST, MPNS
Quantitative Nanostructure Toxicity Relationships (QNTR): Outcome of the COST Exploratory Workshop of April 2011

QNTR image

The COST Exploratory Workshop on Quantitative Nanostructure Toxicity Relationships (QNTR) was held on 3 - 6 April 2011 near Maastricht in The Netherlands in order to explore the potential for computational modelling techniques to predict the biological effects of nanomaterials from their physical and chemical properties.

21 April 2011 | General, TD
Discovering submerged archaeological treasures and landscapes

Prehistoric archaeological materials have been found off the coasts of almost every European country. Submerged prehistoric landscapes contain unparalleled information on early human populations and environmental change which have now found an integrated investigation approach – between research and management – in truly international cooperation.

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