Short-Term Scientific Mission (STSM)

The aim of a Short-Term Scientific Mission (STSM) shall be to contribute to the scientific objectives of a COST Action.
These Missions (Exchange Visits) are aimed at strengthening the existing networks by allowing scientists to go to an institution or laboratory in another COST member state to foster collaboration, to learn a new technique or to take measurements using instruments and/or methods not available in their own institution/laboratory. They are particularly intended for young scientists.
The selection of the applicant is the responsibility of the Management Committee (MC) of the Action.
The Applicant should normally be engaged in a programme of research as a post graduate student or postdoctoral fellow or be employed in an institution of a COST Member State having signed the MoU of the Action concerned. This institution should be actively participating in the COST Action.

If you are interested in a STSM, please contact the action chair Heinrich Spiecker.

Scientific reports of past STMSs


by Christian Sinca Ionut



Single tree oriented management in Austria (Weinviertel).
by Valentina Giulietti

Forest management and silvicultural responses to predicted climate change impacts on valuable broadleaved species
by Gabriel Hemery
Executive summary of the scientific report

Application of the NBS profiling technique in Juglans spp.
by Paola Pollegioni


Action expired on 2nd November 2008.
Please find the action's final report here