• Ukraine and Georgia join COST (4/30/2022) - On 30-31 March 2022, representatives of the COST Members met under the auspices of the French Presidency of the Council of the EU in Paris. Following a unanimous decision, both Georgia and Ukraine join the COST family, which now has 40 full Members. Actions are encouraged to be inclusive with these new members and take […]
  • General meeting in Prague (3/29/2022) - Due to Covid we have not met in-person since the general meeting in Brussels in 2020, which impedes our activities. To overcome that we would like to announce the joined meeting of Management Committee and Working Groups, devoted to PLAN ACTIVITIES during the two remaining years of our project (2022-23) and to brain storm on […]
  • PORTO meeting (2/28/2022) - Considering the unprecedented since 1939 war situation in Eastern Europe, impacting the whole continent, after consulting within the Core Group and task leaders, the in-person meeting has been cancelled, and an on-line meeting is proposed instead, considering that many of you have reserved this time for the COST activities. The Core Group will meet as […]
  • 10th ESENIAS & DIAS Conference (10/25/2021) - On behalf of the Organising Committee I am pleased to invite you to participate in the Anniversary Joint ESENIAS and DIAS Scientific Conference and 10th ESENIAS Workshop ‘Ten years of cooperation and networking on invasive alien species in East and South Europe’, which will be held on 07–09 December 2021. You can find the attached […]
  • Bivalve Captive Breeding E-Chat Group (10/25/2021) - This is a group of freshwater bivalve enthusiasts working on the captive breeding, conservation and research of species such as Margaritifera margaritifera. With no set agenda this group meets occasionally, on an informal basis via zoom (with a cuppa in hand), to share their knowledge and experience. For those working with freshwater bivalves this is […]
  • Webinar: Aquatic telemetry workshops (9/18/2021) - Aquatic telemetry workshops - herewith we want to advertise the webinars organized by other COST Action - ETN European Tracking Network - focused on aquatic telemetry. If you are interested in this topic, this will offer you a perfect opportunity to acquaint with methodology of telemetry studies. It is open to everybody, no charge.
  • 9th European Congress of Malacological Societies GOES VIRTUAL – REGISTRATION OPENED (5/19/2021) - EUROMAL on line. Despite the favorable development of fight against the pandemic in many parts of the world, it was finally decided that to ensure the EQUITABLE ACCESS and SAFETY of participants of the conference, EUROMAL 2021 will be converted to an ONLINE-ONLY format on the postponed date (5-9 September 2021). We hope that this […]
  • Survey for Unionid CEN Standard (3/27/2021) - Following the proposal to create a CEN standard for monitoring and assessing the condition of freshwater mussels other than Margaritifera margaritifera throughout Europe, led by Phil Boon, Jurgen Geist and Evelyn Moorkens, the need to collect information and experiences across Europe regarding management options and procedures has risen. We have therefore prepared a survey that […]
  • A new “Tentacle” has been issued (3/24/2021) - A new “Tentacle” has been issued. It is a Newsletter of the IUCN / SSC Molluscs Specialist Group, which deals with the issues of malacofauna protection on a global scale, presenting interesting reports, preliminary research results, but its most interesting part are articles on the practical protection of malacofauna: forthcoming threats, conservation failures and victories. […]
  • Seminar: Genetic methods for the assessment and monitoring of aquatic ecosystems (2/22/2021) - 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 […]