Report from the inaugural general meeting of FP1304 PROFOUND, Nov 2014, Potsdam

It’s now roughly a week since the first joint WG and MC meeting of COST Action FP1304 PROFOUND was held in Postdam, Germany, and we’re still in the process of processing the inputs and new ideas that were generated during the meeting. Thanks to all participants for their enthusiasm, to the keynote speakers for their great talks, and to the local organizers Christopher and Alex for the successful organization.

Below, you can find slides of the keynotes and the presentation of the Action and the WGs, as well as further information about the outcome of the discussion in the WGs and the formed TGs.


Michael Dietze Keynote Models and Data
Lila Warszawski Keynote ISI-MIP

Reyer Introduction to Profound


Task groups

After discussion in the WGs, 19 Task groups have been formed. Due to the TG world cafe, coordinators have already noted the names of people that expressed interest, but to give everyone (also people that couldn’t attend the meeting) a chance to express interest in the different TGs, we will send out an electronic questionnaire for all task groups early December. Until then, feel free to contact the task group coordinators regarding ideas, but if you just want to express your interest please wait for the form to keep email communication low.

MC meeting

The MC meeting took place after the general meeting. Agenda and minutes can be found below. Thanks to all MC members for serving in this function.

MC Meeting – Minutes_final

Short-term scientific missions (STSMs)
There is a call for short-term scientific missions within the framework of the action, deadline 10th of December. Details see here

Next meetings

We will announce dates and places of the next large MC/WG meeting and the different Task Group meetings via email and this webpage.


  • The website has now a section with information for ESRs, and contact details of the ESR representative.
  • We have started a job section here. Write to info(*at*) if you want to post jobs there.
Coffee and poster break

Coffee and poster break

Guided tour of the "Telegraphenberg" in Potsdam

Guided tour of the “Telegraphenberg” in Potsdam

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