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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 organise 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 is to give a first introduction to the use of Google Earth Engine for the monitoring of floodplain vegetation and analyzing changes over time.

Participants must have some experience with programming in phyton and be familiar with GIS-based analysis in QGIS or alike.

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

Riparian vegetation restoration in the ECRR newsletter

How effective have efforts to restore riparian vegetation along rivers been? by Roland Jansson (WG2 leader) in the last ECRR newsletter


STSM grant new call

You are working on riparian vegetation and you want to do a scientific mission in another country ? STSM grant call for grant period 4 (Oct. 2020 to April 2021) of the COST CONVERGES programme is open ; see here



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.