8th 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 8th 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 (http://optimise.dcs.aber.ac.uk/about-the-action/core-group/)  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. One of the objective we need to focus most is WG3 objective: “Integration of ground and UAV measurements with biochemical model outputs to better understand the links between photosynthesis, plant stress, growth and physiology with the temporal dynamics of reflectance and fluorescence”. STSMs focused on this topic will have preference.


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

The deadline for application is:


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) www.cost.eu/Vademecum

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