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COST Actions in Geosciences: breakthrough ideas, research activities and results (co-organized)
Convener: Lara Pajewski  | Co-Conveners: Simona Fontul , Marian MARCINIAK , Aleksandar Ristic 
The nature of science has changed: it has become more interconnected, collaborative, multidisciplinary, and data intensive. COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a EU-funded programme that enables researchers to set up their interdisciplinary research networks (the “Actions”), in Europe and beyond. COST provides funds for organising conferences, workshops, meetings, training schools, short scientific exchanges and other networking activities in a wide range of scientific topics. Academia, industry, public- and private-sector laboratories work together in Actions, sharing knowledge, leveraging diversity, and pulling resources. Every Action has a main objective, defined goals and clear deliverables.
Several COST Actions are operating in geosciences research areas. This new session aims at creating a common space for multidisciplinary scientific discussion, where EGU-GA delegates involved in running or recently ended COST Actions can meet, share ideas, present the research activities carried out in their Actions, and disseminate the scientific results of their efforts. The session represents a valuable opportunity for different Actions to identify possible synergies and establish new collaborations. Scientists not yet involved in the COST programme are welcome to attend and take part in the discussion, inasmuch as ongoing Actions are always open to new participants.
The event is planned to be widely advertised among different branches of the geosciences community.
The idea of organising this session stems from the COST Action TU1208 “Civil engineering applications of Ground Penetrating Radar” (2013-2017, www.GPRadar.eu), as a consequence of the enthusiasm and satisfaction of TU1208 Members with the COST programme.