European MIC Network – New paths for science, sustainability and standards
The main aim and objective of the Action is to , in the context of MIC-research/control, encourage a
synergistic collaboration and communication, closing the gap between materials scientists, engineers,
microbiologists, chemists and integrity managers to encourage sufficient interaction between academia and industry.
MIC a fast and unexpected Corrosion process a societal problem fragmented knowledge exchange
Aim of the COST initiative
A main challenge that inhibits the progression in MIC research and control is the lack of fluent and synergistic collaboration/communication between materials scientists, corrosion
engineers, microbiologists, chemists and integrity managers (plant/infrastructure operators) as
well as the insufficient interaction between academia and industry. The main aim of this COST Action is to establish a common MIC Network in Europe (Euro-MIC), in collaboration with other
non-European MIC experts, bringing together the different stakeholders, thereby supercharging the MIC research field with the goal of achieving more sustainable, safe and reliable MIC
management practices and infrastructure integrity maintenance.