The Cities of Tomorrow - sneak preview with Ruud Van der Ploeg


Ruud Van der Ploeg, Secretary General of the European Metropolitan Transport Authorities on seamless transportation and social media

COST Green Engineering Camp (GEC)


The Green Engineering Camp (GEC) was a pilot COST Interdisciplinary Science Initiative (ISI) aimed at engaging specifically early stage researchers and investigators in real-life applications and intelligent and innovative uses of green ICT in order to boost knowledge transfer efficiently and to initiate new ideas and solutions to current and future challenges.

COST Foresight 2030 - Magdalena Radwanska


Life Enhancement

Thunderstorms, lightnings, and cosmic rays

2015 | Action ES1005

Is there a connection between thunderstorm activity, and climate? Two scientists (Yoav Yair, from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel, and Laure Lefèvre, from the Royal Observatory of Belgium) discuss this topic. This movie was produced by COST action TOSCA (Towards a more complete assessment of the impact of solar variability on climate), a multidisciplinary European network of scientists from 20 countries whose objective is to provide a better understanding of the hotly debated role of the Sun in climate change. For more information, and more movies, see

ESOF 2014: leaders in transdisciplinary science


Three COST Action Chairs talk transdisciplinary research and how COST helps them connect young researchers with policy makers and industry.

Materials in a Resource-Constrained World


COST and Delft University of Technology organised a three-day conference looking at solutions to the growing consumption of raw materials at a global scale: sustainable mining, recycling and substitution of critical materials, material life-time extension and product design. Participants also analysed ways forward in terms of research, policy and practice.

Tourism in a Green Economy


Dr Sjur Baardsen, Chair of the FPS Domain, shares his views on Tourism in a Green Economy when interviewed by the GreenUp programme.

The GreenUp programme, powered by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), prepares for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (aka Rio+20) in June 2012 by collecting a critical mass of evidence showing that the green economy is a real possibility for intertwining the world’s economies with our environmental and societal aspirations. The first action relates to Forests!

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The Future of Graphene?

2012 | Action MP0901

Will graphene live up to its promise? Is graphene the new silicon?
The latest video from this COST Action NanoTP designed to bring together theorists and experimentalists in the field of nanotechnology. This video shows scientists working in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology discussing the future for the new monolayer material, graphene, at a meeting held in Trieste in 2011.

COST at ESOF 2012 - Day 3 Highlights


On 13 July 2012 COST organised a session within ESOF 2012, ‘S & T = Key 2 Knowledge’. This event aimed to explain the benefits of science and technology networking for European scientists.

Find more videos and interviews collected at ESOF on COST’s YouTube channel!