About our mission

Analytical science plays a crucial role in economic and societal dynamics in the Netherlands. Positioned between fundamental sciences and final application, analytical science is at the heart of innovation. By uniting technology and application under a shared focus, innovation in analytical science will greatly benefit the topsectors and the societal challenges or mission themes as defined by the Dutch government.

Analytical science:

  • Enables system understanding through measurement of a variety of factors
  • Generates insight in structure-property relationships for materials and biological entities
  • Facilitates real-time in-situ measurement

The COAST community invests in innovation and education of analytical science. Participation in COAST allows you to leverage your analytical capabilities, both technologically and in terms of human capital.

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In the spotlights

This month in the spotlight:

In the Spotlight: On Peter Schoenmakers’ career – too short a resume

On 28 June 2022, professor Peter Schoenmakers was named Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion.

In the Spotlight: Farewell Esther van der Linden

One of the success stories of COAST have been our talent programmes, of which the Analytical Science Talent Programme (ASTP) is the largest.

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