Objectives

Objective 1

Development of knowledge needing international coordination: new or improved theory / model / scenario / projection / simulation / narrative / methodology / technology / technique

  1. Unpublished Aspects of Knowledge Creation, Including Experimentation and Testing, scientific experiment or test.
  2. Achievement of Specific Network Features in terms of Working Group (WG) Composition, expertise.
  3. Joint peer-reviewed publication , behind pay wall.
  4. Scientific Publication (including Science and Technology study and excluding handbooks, guidelines and best practices.
  5. Excluding Joint Peer-Reviewed Publication), behind pay wall. Science and Technology Coordination, Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM).

Objective 2

Bridging separate fields of science/disciplines to achieve breakthroughs that require an interdisciplinary approach

  1. Science and Technology Event or Meeting, Action Conference.
  2. Science and Technology Coordination, Application for Funding to Intergovernmental Programs or Agencies.
  3. Achievement of Specific Network Features in terms of WG Composition, expertise.
  4. Internal and External Communication, Participation to Activities of Other Networks.
  5. Science and Technology Coordination, Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM).

Objective 3

Coordination of experimentation or testing

  1. Database, Open access.
  2. Achievement of Specific Network Features in terms of WG Composition, expertise.
  3. Science and Technology Output, Development of software.
  4. Internal and External Communication, Virtual Network: any web-based resource needed for work coordination among Action Members.
  5. Unpublished Aspects of Knowledge Creation, Including Experimentation and Testing, other.

Objective 4

Dissemination of research results to the general public

  1. Internal and External Communication, Participation to Activities of Other Networks.
  2. Science and Technology Output, Education and/or Training Material.
  3. Internal and External Communication, Production of dissemination material for distribution.
  4. Internal and External Communication, Conference Attendance for Action Dissemination Purposes.
  5. Internal and External Communication, Website.
 

 

 


      

 

CSO Approval date: 14/11/2013
Starting date: 15/05/2014
Ending date: 14/05/2018

Action Chair:
Dr. Muriel GARGAUD (FR)

Vice chair:
Prof. Wolf GEPPERT (SE)

STSM Manager:
Prof. Nigel MASON (UK)

Web Manager:
Prof. Elias CHATZITHEODORIDIS (GR)

Secretary:
Dr. Zuzana KANUCHOVA

 

Grant Holder Financial Representative:

Mrs Annick Caperan

Science Officer:
Dr. Mafalda QUINTAS

Administrative Officer:
Ms Ange Marie Ina Uwase

 

ORIGINS TD1308

A Trans-Domain Action supported by COST.

COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020

 

 

Involved countries

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Participating Countries
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

COST International Partner Countries
Canada (UQAM), South Africa (Univ. of Johanesburgh), Russian Federation (Institute of Geology, Petrozavodsk), Australia (University of Sydney), United States of America (University of Hawai)

Specific Organisations
European Space Agency (ESA)

Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs)

Aiming at fostering collaboration, sharing new techniques, and infrastructure that may not be available in other participants' institutions or laboratories. STSMs are intended especially for young PhD researchers, but they are open to senior researchers as well. View the documents at this link.

 It should be explicitely noted that Master students are not eligible for STSMs which are for PhD students and more experienced researchers.

The life-Origins COST Project


Life-ORIGINS (TD1308) is a Trans Domain European COST Action dedicated to the scientific investigation of the origins and evolution of life on Earth and habitability of other planets.

The Action has specifically excluded the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life in its portfolio. Creationist theorems are also outside the Action’s remit.

Individuals are not allowed to use the name of the Action, its logo or any corporate identity of COST TD1308 in any communication without prior approval of the Management Committee.

All publications referencing the support of the Action should be sent to the appropriate Working Group chair at the time of submission.