Projects approved at COST meeting, 4-5 July 2002

September 20, 2002

Brussels, 19 September 2002

Full text of Document 255/1/02

17 September 2002

149th meeting of the COST Senior Officials Committee held in Brussels on 4/5 July 2002. Summary of conclusions


The Committee approved the following new Actions:

(a) Transport

COST 351: Water movement in road pavements and embankments (Swedish proposal)

COST 352: Influence of modern in-vehicle information systems on road safety requirements (Swiss proposal)

(b) Materials

COST 533: Materials for improved wear resistance of total artificial joints (United Kingdom proposal)

COST 534: New materials and systems for prestressed concrete structures (Swiss proposal)

(c) Meteorology

COST 724: Developing the basis for monitoring, modelling and predicting Space Weather (United Kingdom proposal)

(d) Agriculture and Biotechnology

COST 857: Apicomplexan Biology in the Post-Genomic Era (United Kingdom proposal)

COST 858: Viticulture - Grapevine resistance and berry development for better wine quality (French proposal)

(e) Food Sciences

COST 924: Enhancement and preservation of quality and health promoting components in fresh fruit and vegetables (Belgian/Italian proposal)

(f) Forests and Forestry Products

COST E32: Characterisation of paper surfaces for improved printing paper grades (Norwegian proposal)

(g) Physics

COST P9: Radiation damage in biomolecular systems (United Kingdom proposal)

In regard to the availability of financial support during the transition from the Fifth to the Sixth RTD Framework Programmes and in relation to the services of DG Research not intending to continue the Secretarial services as from 1 January 2003, the Committee concluded that a letter from the Chairman would be addressed to the respective Chairpersons of Technical Committees elucidating the above difficulties...

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