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Short Term Scientific Mission Call Now Open

The First 2019’s STSM call is open. Deadline for application is June, 22. All the information available at http://climo.unimol.it/networking/stsms/.  

2019-San Michele All’Adige, Italy

2nd COST Action CA15226 – CLIMO Training School Multiscale monitoring tools for a smart management of mountain forests (San Michele all’Adige, Trento, Italy, 1-3 July, 2019)   The main purpose of the training school is...

Projects

   Natural hazards in future forests: how to inform climate change adaptation   Within the framework of the Agreement on Cultural, Educational, Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the Republic of Italy and the Kingdom of...

Short Term Scientific Mission Call Now Open

The First 2019’s STSM call is open. Deadline for application is June, 22. All the information available at http://climo.unimol.it/networking/stsms/.

 

Short Term Scientific Mission Call Now Open

  The second 2019's STSM call is open. Deadline for application is November, 15. All the information available at http://climo.unimol.it/networking/stsms/. Read More "Short Term Scientific Mission Call Now Open"

First WG2 Meeting of COST Action CA15226

6/12/2016 Birmensdorf, Switzerland   Minutes of the First WG2 Meeting of COST Action CA15226 (here) Read More "First WG2 Meeting of COST Action CA15226"

First Management Committee Meeting

17/10/2016 Brussels, Belgium   Minutes of the First Management Committee Meeting of COST Action CA15226 (here) Read More "First Management Committee Meeting"

2019-San Michele All’Adige, Italy

2nd COST Action CA15226 – CLIMO Training School

Multiscale monitoring tools for a smart management of mountain forests

(San Michele all’Adige, Trento, Italy, 1-3 July, 2019)

 

The main purpose of the training school is to provide trainees with an overview of multiscale monitoring frameworks, highlighting the linkages between forest adaptation and mitigation strategy from tree to landscape. The course will cover selecting key metrics, tree-sampling protocols, lab analysis techniques, introduction to new monitoring tools and installation tutorials, remote sensing scaling, data harmonization and scaling exercise. The training school will also include some general aspects of cybernetic web of experimental structures and Big Data management. The training school will allow engaging participants to develop skills in developing and implementing cyber infrastructure to collect and wirelessly transmit to the Internet a fundamental set of forest and environmental measurements from the sites forming the ESFONET network for Climate Smart Forestry monitoring.

Training School dates: 1-3 July 2019, San Michele all’Adige, Trento, Italy
Host Institution: Edmund Mach Foundation San Michele all’Adige, Trento, Italy

Download the trainers list and  full programme.

CA15226_2nd Training school_Programme

APPLICATION

To be eligible to apply you should demonstrate the following in your application:
a) You are a PhD Student or an Early Career Investigator [ECI, intended as An individual who is within a time span of up to 8 years from the date they obtained their PhD/doctorate (full-time equivalent) ], in a field relevant to CLIMO Cost Action.
b) Provide a short CV and a motivation letter  for your participation to the Training School.
c) You must be engaged in an official research programme as a PhD Student or postdoctoral fellow or are employed by, or affiliated to, an institution, organisation or legal entity which has within its remit a clear association with performing research.

The deadline for application is  1 June 2019.  Please send all the applications  to: Dr  Damiano Gianelle (damiano.gianelle@fmach.it); Prof. Roberto Tognetti (tognetti@unimol.it); Dr.Pietro Panzacchi (pietro.panzacchi@gmail.com). You will be informed of the outcome of the application by 7 June 2019.

FUNDING

Up to 15 applicants will be accepted for participation. Participants will be granted according to Management Committee decision following COST rules. Each trainee must register for an e-COST profile at https://e-services.cost.eu – each trainee must add their bank details to their e-COST profile. A flat contribution to travel expenses and subsistence of 460 € will be allowed to the selected candidates.
Accommodation in the campus and meals at the canteen will be available at special prices for the trainees. ( B&B accommodation in double rooms at 27 € per night; meals at the canteen at 9 € each)

EVALUATION CRITERIA
1. Eligible trainee as for points a,b, c in the Application section.
2. Relevance of the candidate’s’ research and background to CLIMO Action’s scope and aims.
3. Relevance of the candidate’s’ research and background to the Training School ‘s thematic.
4. COST ACTION Gender equality principle.
5. COST ACTION Inclusiveness principle (Geographical spread includes less research-intensive COST Member States, also known as COST Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITCs): Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Turkey).

CONTACTS

Edmund Mach Foundation (FEM)

Via E. Mach 1, 38010 San Michele all’Adige (TN), Italy

https://www.fmach.it/eng/Contact-us

Travel information

Download a  brochure on trains and flights :     Training school_travel info  

For more information, please contact:

Pietro Panzacchi (pietro.panzacchi@gmail.com)

Damiano Giannelle (damiano.gianelle@fmach.it)

Projects


 
 Natural hazards in future forests: how to inform climate change adaptation
 
Within the framework of the Agreement on Cultural, Educational, Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the Republic of Italy and the Kingdom of Sweden, the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI), in collaboration with Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), has recently funded a joint research project between Italy (represented by Roberto Tognetti, University of Molise) and Sweden (represented by John D. Marshall, SLU), which is linked with CLIMO (COST Action – Climate-Smart Forestry in Mountain Regions). Swedish forestry represents an area of excellence in the field of holistic forest management, while Italian forestry has matured long-term experience in coping with climate-related disturbances. The project  “Natural hazards in future forests: how to inform climate change adaptation” (n. PGR00979) will use tree growth and stable isotope responses to climate in order to assess potential historic and contemporary drivers of tree productivity in representative forests exposed to disturbances, and investigate a tipping point of stress severity leading to forest decline. In addition to the cited principal investigators, the project has already mobilized PhD students (Anna Bartolazzi, University of Bozen) and postdoctoral fellows (Serena Antonucci, University of Molise), and involved the contribution of additional partners (Giustino Tonon, University of Bozen; Miren del Rio, INIA; Hans Pretzsch, TUM; Maciej Pach, University of Agriculture in Krakow; Paolo Cherubini, WSL).

Management Committee and WGs Meeting In San Michele All’Adige, Trento. Italy

 

The second Management Committee (MC) of CLIMO was held in San Michele All’Adige, Trento (Italy) on 7-8 February 2017. The meeting was hosted by the Fondazione Endmund Mach (FEM) and involved more than 60 people from 25 COST and Near Neighbor Countries. Together with the MC meeting , also the Working Groups meetings  and a general assembly took place during the three days.

 

 

ITC Conference Grants

Inclusiveness Target Countries  Conference Grants

 

ITC CG Coordinator:Violeta Velikova (BG)

 

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Acad. G. Bonchev Str., Bl. 21
1113 Sofia
Bulgaria
Tel. +359-2-9792683
mailto violeta.velikova@gmail.com



ITC Conference Grants for Meetings on the topic of the CLIMO  Action are available. Conferences needs to be finished before March 15, 2019; Deadline for application January 31, 2019.

PURPOSE OF AN INCLUSIVENESS TARGET COUNTRIES (ITC) CONFERENCE GRANT:
Conference Grants are aimed at supporting PhD students and Early Career researchers from Participating ITC to attend international conferences in the field of the Action.

Specific information concerning ITC
The applicant must be engaged in an official research programme as a PhD Student or postdoctoral fellow at an institution located in a COST Inclusiveness Target Country: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Turkey.

Any e-COST user who is a PhD student or an Early Career Investigator (ECI) and is affiliated with an institution located in an ITC  participating in the Action can submit a request for an ITC Conference Grant. The application must be submitted at least 45 days before the conference start date.

The applicant must ideally make an oral/poster presentation at the conference in question and must be listed in the official event / conference programme. The main subject of the oral presentation / poster presentation / speech at the approved conference must be on the topic of the Action (CLIMO Memorandum of Understanding) and must acknowledge COST.

Grant applications must be approved by the ICT CG Coordinator together with the Action Chair.

ITC – Financial support

A Conference Grant is a fixed financial contribution which takes into consideration the budget request of the applicant and the outcome of the evaluation of the application by the MC Chair. Conference Grants do not necessarily cover all of the expenses related to participating in a given
conference. A Conference Grant is a contribution to the overall travel, accommodation and meal expenses of the selected Grantee.

The calculation of the financial contribution for each Conference Grant must respect the following criteria:
-Up to a maximum of EUR 2 500 in total can be afforded to each successful applicant;
-Up to a maximum of EUR 160 per day can be afforded for accommodation and meal expenses.
– Up to a maximum of EUR 500 can be claimed for the conference fees to be incurred by the selected Grantee.

In addition when meal and accommodation expenses are supported by the hosting institution as part of the provisions offered in their conference package, the amount for subsistence afforded to each eligible participant must be deducted from the Grant. Documentary evidence of the conference fee amount must be provided by the applicant and must be archived by the Grant Holder along with the relevant administrative documents.

DEADLINE:
Interested researchers can apply by following the instructions provided below and submitting their application and supporting documents before January 31, 2018.

HOW TO APPLY:
The application process in details is as follows:

  1.  Applicants must read the funding rules detailed in Section 8 of the COST Vademecum. This document is available at: http://www.cost.eu/participate/guidelines.
  2. Applicants must create a e-COST profile at https://e-services.cost.eu/
  3. After registration, applicants can initiate the application by pressing “Create Conference Grant Request”, available here: http://www.cost.eu/ITC_conferencegrants_userguide
  4. The following information needs to be provided: Applicant details, Conference Grant details (the conference must end before March 15, 2019), Bank details, Financial support, Supporting documents (see below)
  5. The applicant must send their ITC application form submitted to e-COST (pdf) and the relevant supporting documents to the CLIMO CG Coordinator (Violeta Velikova) for evaluation at least 45 days before the conference start date.

The list of supporting documents to be submitted in pdf format for the evaluation are:

  • The submitted ITC application form (downloadable when the online application is submitted – see point 4 above);
  • A short description of involvement in the COST Action;
  • Acceptance letter from the conference organisers (If applicable: confirming either your speaking slot or your poster presentation);
  • Preferably: A copy of the abstract or poster submitted to the conference;
  • A Full C.V. (including a list of academic publications – if applicable).

EVALUATION
Applications will be assessed against the scientific objectives of the Action.

Wat is required after the Conference:
1 Day and 15 days after the end of the participation in the conference, the grantee receives a reminder to upload the scientific report. The deadline to submit the last supporting document is 30 days from the end of the participation in the conference. The submission of the report is mandatory, failure to comply will result in cancellation of the Grant. Late submission, beyond the deadline, can also lead to the cancellation of the Grant.

A scientific report template is available on the Supporting documents page or on-line here: http://www.cost.eu/ITC_conference_grant_report_template. The grantee must complete this template and save it in pdf before uploading it in e-COST.

(Please note that the COST Association can request additional information to substantiate the information contained within the documents submitted by ITC applicants).