2019-San Michele All’Adige, Italy

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


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 (; Prof. Roberto Tognetti (; Dr.Pietro Panzacchi ( You will be informed of the outcome of the application by 7 June 2019.


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 – 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)

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).


Edmund Mach Foundation (FEM)

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

Travel information

Download a  brochure on trains and flights :     Training school_travel info  

For more information, please contact:

Pietro Panzacchi (

Damiano Giannelle (