The project aims to collect and share data on alien species, which is fed into a European information system that is to improve effective and informed decision-making on Invasive Alien Species (IAS).
This EU COST Action project—“European Information System for Alien Species” (Alien Challenge 2013-17)—is promoting inter-laboratory exchange visits, also known as Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs), by funding scientists to go to institutions in other COST countries to foster collaboration, to learn a new technique or to take measurements using instruments and/or methods not available in their own institution/laboratory.
There are four Working Groups involved in the project and the STSMs will also be used for applying their objectives. PhD students and early stage researchers (i.e. those with a PhD less than 8 years) are strongly encouraged to apply.
For details on the project and on STSMs, please visit the website