Last newsletter online

The last newsletter of the COST Action CONVERGES (March 2021) is online here

A new report about managers’ views on riparian vegetation management in France

An international survey was carried out and workshops were organised in various countries in order to gather the vision of the riparian zone managers. This report presents the results of this work for metropolitan France. See here

The last COST CONVERGES newsletter is online

Keep in touch with the COST Action CONVERGES : see here

Annual meeting COST CONVERGES – Riparian vegetation science and management (conference, workshops, MC meeting)

The 2021 annual meeting of the COST Action CONVERGES will be held online and organised by Deltares (Delft, the Netherlands) next in 8/9th February.

This meeting is organised in 3 stages:

an online conference on the theme “Riparian vegetation science and management” (program here)

two half days of worskhops dedicated to establishing misalignments in riparian knowledge and priorities for knowledge conversion for enhanced management (See details here).

the management committee of the COST Action CONVERGES.

Training course for using satelite images for floodplain monitoring using the Google Earth Engine

The COST Action CONVERGES organised a Training course on using Satellite Images for floodplain monitoring using Google Earth Engine.

Date 11th and 12th of February 2021.

Monitoring the current status of floodplain vegetation and changes therein over time can be challenging and costly due to the vast extend of floodplains in many larger river systems. Satellite images give near real time information on the status of the dominant vegetation classes within the floodplains and allow for long term time series analysis.

The aim of this course was to give a first introduction to the use of Google Earth Engine for the monitoring of floodplain vegetation and analyzing changes over time.

Please find the program here : COST-Converges – Training course Google Earth Engine.



The COST CONVERGES Action aims to establish a baseline in the state of knowledge regarding riparian vegetation and ecosystems. It is a network created to coordinate research efforts, to contribute to knowledge conversion between countries and actors (scientists, managers, policy makers, etc.) and to promote practitioners research interests in the scientific community.