SMOS-MODE Cost Action

January 2011 - Kick Off Meeting

Date: January 14, 2011

Place: Brussels, Belgium

During the Kick Off Meeting it was announced that the official start of the Action as March 1, 2011. Thus, the first year of the Action will run until February 29, 2012. The initial budget for this year is 60K. The Chair (Antonio Turiel, Spain) and Co-Chair (Nicolas Reul, France) of the Action were elected. The Chair's institution was proposed as the Grant Holding institution, but final decision depends on the ability of that institution to comply with the norms of COST. The Work PLan and the Budget were submitted and approved.

The first progress report is due by April 15, 2011.