The nature of science has changed: it has become more interconnected, collaborative, multidisciplinary, and data intensive. Accordingly, the main aim of this session is to create a common space for interdisciplinary scientific discussion, where EGU-GA delegates involved in geoscientific networks can share ideas and present the research activities carried out in their networks. The session represents an invaluable opportunity for different networks and their members to identify possible synergies and establish new collaborations, find novel links between disciplines, and design innovative research approaches.

Part of the session will be focused on COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Actions*. The first edition of the session (successfully held in 2018) was actually entirely dedicated to the COST networking programme and hosted scientific contributions stemming from 25 Actions, covering different areas of the geosciences (sky, earth and subsurface monitoring, terrestrial life and ecosystems, earth's changing climate and natural hazards, sustainable management of resources and urban development, environmental contaminants, and big data management). Inspiring and fruitful discussions took place; the session was very well attended. We are looking forward to continuing the dialogue this year and to receiving new contributions from COST Action Members.

Another part of the session will be dedicated to the activities of other national and international scientific networks, associations, as well teams of scientists who are carrying out collaborative research projects.

Finally, the session is of course open to everyone! Accordingly, abstracts authored by scientists not involved in wide scientific networks are most welcome, too! In fact, in 2018 we received a good number of such abstracts, submitted by individual scientists or small research teams who wished to disseminate the results of their studies in front of the multidisciplinary audience that characterizes this session, as an alternative to making a presentation in a thematic session. This may be a productive way to broaden the perspective and find new partners for future interdisciplinary research ventures. We hope to receive this kind of abstracts this year, as well.

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* COST ( 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. This session was started as a follow up initiative of COST Action TU1208 “Civil engineering applications of Ground Penetrating Radar” (2013-2017,

Co-organized as AS4.13/BG1.33/CL4.42/GD1.7/GM12.7/GMPV7.16/NH11.15/NP9.4/SM1.10/SSP1.7/SSS13.20/ST4.9
Convener: Lara Pajewski | Co-conveners: Simona Fontul, Aleksandar Ristic
| Mon, 08 Apr, 16:15–18:00
Room 2.44
| Attendance Mon, 08 Apr, 14:00–15:45
Hall X1

Attendance time: Monday, 8 April 2019, 14:00–15:45 | Hall X1

Chairperson: Milan Vrtunski & Zeljko Bugarinovic
COST Actions
Hall X1
X1.1 |
Milan Vrtunski, Aleksandar Ristic, and Lara Pajewski
X1.2 |
Aleksandar Ristic, Milan Vrtunski, Miro Govedarica, and Zeljko Bugarinovic
X1.3 |
Miro Govedarica, Aleksandar Ristic, Lara Pajewski, Milan Vrtunski, and Simona Fontul
X1.4 |
André Paixão, Simona Fontul, and Ana Margarida Marques
X1.5 |
Vania Marecos, Simona Fontul, Mercedes Solla, Maria de Lurdes Antunes, and Lara Pajewski
X1.6 |
Paula Couto, Simona Fontul, Madalena Barroso, Maria João Falcão, and Zuzana Dimitrovova
X1.7 |
Structural Performance Indicator Based on GPR and Bearing Capacity Measurements
Maria de Lurdes Antunes and Simona Fontul
EU-RFP funded projects
X1.8 |
Layer thickness trials for GPR monitoring of rigid pavements
Simona Fontul and Maria de Lurdes Antunes
Other collaborative research projects
X1.9 |
Lara Pajewski, Maria Grazia Trillò, and Santo Prontera
X1.10 |
Pier Matteo Barone, Vincenzo Lapenna, Damiano Martorelli, Lara Pajewski, Paolo Papeschi, Raffaele Persico, and Francesco Soldovieri
X1.11 |
Hybridization of geophysical survey applied to archaeology, in Cabeço Redondo (Portugal)
Samuel Neves, Rui Soares, Simona Fontul, and Mercedes Solla