Background: Genetic methods hold great promise for improving the assessment and monitoring of aquatic ecosystems. In particular, environmental DNA metarcoding (DNA) can help assess biodiversity quickly, comprehensively and non-invasively. However, many questions about concrete possibilities for implementation, comparability of data collected and integration into existing water protection legislation as well as national or cantonal monitoring […]
The first DNAQUA International Conference provides the opportunity to scientists and stakeholders to present and discuss latest research outputs on DNA-based monitoring from DNAqua-Net and beyond. While methods are leaving the labs where they have been developed, and being tested in real life, it is now time to deepen the dialogue between academia, industry and […]
Switzerland officially joined the COST Action CA18239. The Switzerland participation was approved by Management Committee of the Action in e-voting procedure. The new member will be represented by Dr Jan Pawlowski from id-gene.com, who has been nominated as a MC Member by Ms RENIER (COST National Coordinator CH).
We are very pleased to inform that Management Committee unanimously accepted Grégory MOTTE, nominated by Belgium, as the new MC Member [CA18239 BE] of the CONFREMUS Action.
We all face unexpected challenges caused by the pandemic. Considering this, the COST authorities will extend the current Action Grant Period until 31 October 2021. So please consider that during the forthcoming winter we will try to organize virtual meetings only (partly they are ongoing within some task groups), whereas real meetings will be planned […]
The Netherlands has accepted the Memorandum of Understanding of the COST Action CA18239. Following the rules in “COST Action Management, Monitoring and Final Assessment”, after a period of 12 months following the approval of the Action, additional COST Member Countries may join the Action subject to the agreement of the Action Management Committee. The participation […]
The 2nd international workshop “Conservation strategies for freshwater mussels: From analyzing habitat and food preferences to restocking and establishment of conservation programs“, which will be held in the beautiful city of Dresden, Germany March 09 – 10, 2021. With focus on Margaritiferidae and Unionidae, this workshop will present valuable insights into the nutritional requirements of […]
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic developments, the 9th European Congress of Malacological Societies was postponed to 2021. While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our conference visitors, staff, and community very seriously. Rescheduling the conference will allow us to work fully on the […]
Vademecum has been updated – read more: Section 3.1.3 Financial reporting clarification on the submission date for the Intermediate Financial Report. Section 3.2.3 Payment modalities clarification on 2nd and 3rd payment. Section 3.2.7 Archiving clarification on the time a claimant (participant) needs to archive the OTRR supporting documents. Section 5 Eligible expenses update of the […]
“it is essential for us as an organisation, to take into consideration the safety and wellbeing of the people within our networks. With that in mind, I must inform you that force majeure will continue to be applied until 30 April 2020 and that this measure covers all physical gatherings, including STSMs, training schools and […]