Short Term Scientific Mission (STSMs) are a COST networking tool that enable Early Stage Researchers to go to an institution or laboratory in another country in order to foster collaboration, to learn a new technique, or to take measurements using instruments and/or methods not available in their own institution/laboratory. Calls for STSMs were advertised four times a year, and 44 awards were made from the 80 applications received over the course of the four year Action. A detailed summary of the applications by year, country of origin and destination, gender, applicant status and titles of accepted applicants can be found here:

COST ES1104 STSM tables

A number of STSMs were organised in collaboration between different Working Groups.

Soils and hydrology:

Plants and ecology:

Land management:

In addition to the award of individual STSMs, three joint STSMs were organised, involving a total of 15 Early Stage Researchers:

  • WOCAT (World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies) at the University of Bern (CH), April 2013: Maarten de Boever (BE): Maarten De Boever, Celia Barbero Sierra (ES), Blanca Sastre (ES):Blanca Sastre, Dimitrios Chouvardas (GR):Dimitrios Chouvardas, Ioannis Daliakopoulos (GR), Torsten Starkloff (NO), Sergio Prats Alegre (PT).
  • WOCAT (World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies) at the University of Bern (CH), April 2014: Maya Real Straccia (ES), Miguel Angel Fernandez Carillo (ES), Rares Halbac-Cotoara-Zamfir (RO), Raul Cordova (FI), Edmund Asare (FI).
  • The influence of land management strategies on soil properties, at the Autonomous University of Madrid (ES), May 2014: Steve Crittenden (NL): Steve Crittenden, Vera Ferreira (PT): Vera Ferreira_Spain, Augustine Otekhile (IT).

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