Publications

In this section you can find an overview of all COST funded publications edited by COST Actions or the COST Association. Please note that COST does not commercialise its publications. If the box "Copies Available" appears, extra copies are available from the COST Association . If not, please contact the Action's Chair, whose details can be found via the 'Actions' section of our website.


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2015 | Action Number: IS1007

Theory and Practice in Heritage and Sustainability - Between past and future

This book explores cultural sustainability and its relationships to heritage from a wide interdisciplinary perspective. By examining the interactions between people and communities in the places where they live it exemplifies the diverse ways in which a people-centred heritage builds identities and supports individual and collective memories. It encourages a view of heritage as a process that contributes through cultural sustainability to human well-being and socially- and culturally-sensitive policy.

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2015 | Action Number: IS1007

Cultural Sustainability and Regional Development - Theories and practices of territorialisation

This book launches the concept of ‘territorialisation’ by exploring how the natural environment and culture are constitutive of each other. This concept allows us to study the characterisation of the natural assets of a place, the means by which the natural environment and culture interact, and how communities assign meaning to local assets, add functions and ascribe rules of how to use space. By highlighting the time-space dimension in the use and consumption of resources, territorialisation helps to frame the concept and grasp the meaning of sustainable regional development. Drawing on an international range of case studies, the book addresses both conceptual issues and practical applications of ‘territorialisation’ in a range of contexts, forms, and scales. 

The book will be of great interest to researchers and postgraduates in sustainable development, environmental studies, and regional development and planning.

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2015 | Action Number: ES1004

Special issue of the Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Open Access Journal

Coupled chemistry–meteorology modelling: status and relevance for numerical weather prediction, air quality and climate communities (SI of EuMetChem COST ES1004) (ACP/GMD inter-journal SI)


2015 | Action Number: ES1005

Earth’s climate response to a changing Sun

  • Pages: 346
  • Author(s): De Wit, D.T., Ermolli, I., Haberreiter, M., Kambezidis, H., Lam, M.M., Lilensten, J., Matthes, K., Mironova, I., Schmidt, H., Seppala, A., Tanskanen, E., Tourpali, K., Yair, Y. (Eds.)
  • Publisher(s): EDP Sciences
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For centuries, scientists have been fascinated by the role of the Sun in the Earth's climate system. Recent discoveries, outlined in this book, have gradually unveiled a complex picture, in which our variable Sun affects the climate variability via a number of subtle pathways, the implications of which are only now becoming clear. 

This handbook proves the scientifically curious, from undergraduate students to policy makers with a complete and accessible panorama of our present understanding of the Sun-climate connection. TOSCA, a COST-funded research network of 61 experts from different communities have contributed to it, which reflects the highly multidisciplinary nature of this topic. 

The handbook is organised as a mosaic of short chapters, each of which addresses a specific aspect, and can be read independently. The reader will learn about the assumptions, the data, the models, and the unknowns behind each mechanism by which solar variability may impact climate variability. None of these mechanisms can adequately explain global warming observed since the 1950s. However, several of them do impact climate variability, in particular on a regional level. This handbook aims at addressing these issues in a factual way, and thereby challenge the reader to sharpen his/her critical thinking in a debate that is frequently distorted by unfounded claims. 

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2015 | Action Number: IS1004

Mobile Research Methods - Opportunities and Challenges of Mobile Research Methodologies

  • Pages: 157
  • Author(s): Toninelli, D., Pinter, R., de Pedraza, P. (Eds.)
  • Publisher(s): Ubiquity Press, London
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Daily activity sees data constantly flowing through cameras, the internet, satellites, radio frequencies, sensors, private appliances, cars, smartphones, tablets and the like. Among all the tools currently used, mobile devices, especially mobile phones, smartphones and tablets, are the most widespread, with their use becoming prevalent in everyday life within both developed and developing countries.

Mobile devices allow a wide range of heterogeneous activities and, as a result, have great potential in terms of the different types of data that can be collected. The use of mobile devices to collect, analyse and apply research data is explored here. This book focuses on the use of mobile devices in various research contexts, aiming to provide a detailed and updated knowledge on what is a comparatively new field of study. This is done considering different aspects: main methodological possibilities and issues; comparison and integration with more traditional survey modes or ways of participating in research; quality of collected data; use in commercial market research; representativeness of studies based only on the mobile-population; analysis of the current spread of mobile devices in several countries, and so on. Thus, the book provides interesting research findings from a wide range of countries and contexts.

This book was developed in the framework of WebDataNet’s Task Force 19. WebDataNet, was created in 2009 by a group of researchers focusing on the discussion on data collection methods. Supported by the European Union programme for the Coordination of Science and Technology, WebDataNet has become a unique, multidisciplinary network that has brought together leading web-based data collection experts from several institutions, disciplines, and relevant backgrounds from more than 35 different countries.

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2015 | Action Number: IS1002

Occupational Medicine - MODERNET Special Issue

COST Action MODERNET's work is featured in a special issue of the Journal of the Society of Occupational Medicine (Volume 65, Number 8 November 2015).

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2015 | Action Number: ES0702

Exploiting existing ground-based remote sensing networks to improve high resolution weather forecasts

  • Author(s): Illingworth, A.J., Cimini, D., Gaffard, C., Haeffelin, M., Lehmann, V., Löhnert, U., O’Connor, E.J., Ruffieux, D.
  • Publisher(s): Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
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COST Action EG-CLIMET's article published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 2015. 

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2015 | Action Number: TD0903

Biomineralization: From Fundamentals to Biomaterials & Environmental Issues

  • Pages: 360
  • Author(s): Marin, F., Brümmer, Checa, A., Furtos, G., Lesci, I.G., Šiller, L. (Eds.)
  • Publisher(s): Trans Tech Publications
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Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the Special topic volume with invited peer reviewed papers only. The 25 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: From Microbes to Molluscs: Non-Vertebrate Models in Biomineralization; Chapter 2: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Proteomics for Studying Biominerals; Chapter 3: Biomaterials for Biomedical Application; Chapter 4: Biominerals as Sentinels for Environmental Studies


2015 | Action Number: FP0904

Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Wood Behaviour and Processing

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2015 | Action Number: BM0904

High Density Lipoproteins From Biological Understanding to Clinical Exploitation

In this Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology on “High Density Lipoproteins – from biological understanding to clinical exploitation” contributing authors (members of COST Action BM0904/HDLnet) summarize in more than 20 chapters our current knowledge on the structure, function, metabolism and regulation of HDL in health and several diseases as well as the status of past and ongoing attempts of therapeutic exploitation.


2015 | Action Number: FA1003

VITIS Journal of Grapevine Research Volume 54, Special Issue - Progress in Vitis vinifera Diversity Evaluation and Use

  • Author(s): De Lorenzis, G., Rustioni, L., Failla, O. (Eds.)
  • Publisher(s): Institut für Rebenzüchtung Geilweilerhof des Julius-Kühn-Instituts, Bundesforschungsinstitut für Kulturpflanzen
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  • ISBN/ISSN: 0042-7500

COST Action FA1003 final publication. 


2015 | Action Number: CM1001

CM1001 Final Action Publication

COST Action CM1001 published a series of papers in the Redox Biology open access Journal, volumes 1-6:


2015 | Action Number: TD1104

Electrochemotherapy of tumors as in situ vaccination boosted by immunogene electrotransfer

Electroporation is a platform technology for drug and gene delivery. When applied to cell in vitro or tissues in vivo, it leads to an increase in membrane permeability for molecules which otherwise cannot enter the cell. The therapeutic effectiveness of delivered chemotherapeutics or nucleic acids depends greatly on their successful and efficient delivery to the target tissue. Therefore, the understanding of different principles of drug and gene delivery is necessary and needs to be taken into account according to the specificity of their delivery to tumors and/or normal tissues.

This open access article is a Focused Research Review based on a presentation given at the Fourteenth International Conference on Progress in Vaccination against Cancer (PIVAC 14), held in Rome, Italy in September 2014. The article proposes a strategy where electrochemotherapy treated tumours could be used as a live vaccine in conjuction with gene electrotransfer to tumours.

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2015 | Action Number: FP1404

Bio-based Building Products and Fire Safe Design of Buildings - Recent Developments - FP1404 Working Group Meeting

  • Author(s): Giraldo Forero, M.P., Lacasta Palacio, A.M.

This book of abstracts marks the beginning of our work towards a common understanding about fire safe use of bio‐based building products and a more harmonized and stronger market for these products. Although this is just the first Working Group meeting of COST Action FP1404, more than 25 participating countries contributed with 50 abstracts covering their national ambitions and challenges. This demonstrates the interest in the subject as well as the motivation of national research institutes, universities and industries to improve existing building techniques, materials, design approaches and regulations, moving towards more sustainable buildings that use extensively bio‐based products and are as safe in fire conditions as the current buildings with non‐combustible materials.

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2015 | Action Number: FP1404

Proceedings of the 1st European Workshop Fire Safety of Green Buildings


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