COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)
The COST Domain on Forests, their Products and Services (FPS) has the mission to promote research along the whole forest-wood-chain by providing a platform for effectively coordinating nationally-funded research activities in the areas of forestry, wood technology, and pulp and paper. The COST Domain on Materials, Physics and Nanosciences (MPNS) is home to material science, extending from conception through to production and includes characterization, examination, evaluation, fabrication and development, to actual application and service, as well as related databases, codes, standards and inspections. COST Trans-Domain Proposals (TDPs) offer scientists fertile ground for future networks across many scientific disciplines, by allowing unusually broad, interdisciplinary proposals to cover several scientific Domains. NB: COST does not fund research itself, but provides support for networking activities carried out within COST Actions.