Call for 2017-2018 STSM applications now open…


The COST Action OPTIMISE ES1309 (Innovative Optical Tools for Proximal Sensing Of Ecophysiological Processes) is just opening the 7th call for Short Term Scientific Missions.

In the last year of OPTIMISE, the submitted applications shall be focused on completing  the COST Action OPTIMISE objectives. Hence, before submitting application please contact Work Groups leaders (  in order to get guidance and discuss the topic of the potential STSM to be sure that what you propose is relevant and will be supported by us.


Besides please contact the host institution and the person responsible for the STSM opportunity before you will apply for.


The deadline for application are:

17/07/2017  – 1st deadline

13/08/2017 – 2nd deadline (only, if we have budget left – we will keep you informed after the first round of evaluation)

STSMs should take place till the end of March 2018.

Applicants are asked to carefully read the funding rules detailed in section 7 of the COST Vademecum – Short Term Scientific Mission (pages 29-30)

The applications should be relevant to the objectives to the COST ACTION OPTMISE! The aim of the OPTIMISE is to promote reflectance and fluorescence measurements of ecosystems as ground validation networks for Earth system models and global satellite observations, using innovative spectrometer and UAV platforms, and develop automated wireless communication systems with on-line spectral information storage, quality assurance and data product sharing portals.
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Kind Regards,
Radoslaw Juszczak

OPTMISE training coordinator