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An overview of the latest COST news releases.


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01 October 2007 | General
COST Customer Satisfaction Study 2007

The study conducted by Ipsos Belgium has achieved response rates ranging from 28% to 47% which can be considered as very high for the kind of customers targeted. Such a response, combined with an overall high satisfaction with the role played by COST confirms the high level of ownership by customers.


21 September 2007 | General, President
COST participates in the EC Workshop "Strengthening the coordination of Community and Member States policies and programmes for international S&T cooperation: impediments and opportunities"

Professor Francesco Fedi, President of the COST Committee of Senior Official, was invited and participated in the Workshop on "Strengthening the coordination of Community and Member States policies and programmes for international S&T cooperation: impediments and opportunities" organised by the European Commission in Brussels on 19 and 20 September 2007. In his presentation Professor Fedi stressed the contribution of COST both to reduce the fragmentation of national research efforts in the ERA and to increase the cooperation of Europe on a world basis.


06 September 2007 | General, ESSEM
Another COST Success Story: Phenological Responses to Climate Change in Europe

“Establishing a European Phenological Data Platform for Climatological Applications” is the title of COST Action 725 which runs from 2004 to 2009 with 27 participating countries. The Action deals with “Phenology” i.e. the study of the timing of recurring biological events in the animal and plant world and the causes of their timing with regard to biotic and abiotic forces. The main objective of the Action is the establishment of a comprehensive European reference data set of phenological observations that could be used for climatological purposes, particularly climate monitoring and the detection of changes.


05 September 2007 | General, MPNS
Conference on Computational Physics (CCP2007) – COST-ESF Involvement

COST and ESF (European Science Foundation) sponsor the Conference on Computational Physics (CCP2007). The annual event is organised in Europe every three years and this year’s edition – organised in Brussels from 5 to 8 September 2007 – focuses on computational developments in physics ranging from electronic structure computations to simulations in astrophysics.


03 September 2007 | General, CMST
A New COST Success Story: Green Chemistry and Cooperation with African Countries

Green chemistry – the creation of sustainable processes to prevent the creation of hazardous waste – is one of the answers to the worldwide demand for environmentally friendly chemical processes and cost-effective approaches to pollution prevention. This new and important scientific frontier is addressed by a number of COST Actions.


03 August 2007 | General, President
COST meets EANM

On 2 August 2007 in Naples Professor Francesco Fedi, President of COST CSO (Committee of Senior Officials) met Professor A. Cuocolo, Professor W. Knapp and Ms. A. Bauer, respectively President, President Elect and Executive Director of EANM (European Association of Nuclear Medicine).


06 July 2007 | General, President
Joint Preliminary Statement of COST and ESF on the Panel Report on the Final Review of the EC-ESF Contract for COST in FP6

Professor Francesco Fedi, President of the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO), and Dr. John Marks, Chief Executive Officer of the European Science Foundation (ESF), released the following joint preliminary Statement.


03 July 2007 | General, President
COST contributes to the consultation on the EC Green Paper on "the ERA: New Perspectives": the role of COST in the European Research Area

The COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO at its meeting at the end of June 2007 approved the Contribution of COST to the consultation on the Commission Green Paper on "The ERA: New Perspectives", entitled "The role of COST in the European Research Area" .


29 June 2007 | General
Kiwi and European Scientists Overcome Tyranny of Distance

New pilot scheme between COST and New Zealand boosts scientific exchange.


29 June 2007 | General
Down Under Comes up North for Scientific Exchanges with Europe

New pilot scheme between COST and Australia announced



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