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ESSEM COST Action ES1105
Cyanobacterial blooms and toxins in water resources: Occurrence, impacts and management.

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Toxigenic cyanobacteria are one of the main health risks associated with European water resources. They produce a wide range of potent toxins with adverse health effects on humans and animals exposed to them via drinking water, aquaculture and recreation. European research in the field has generated significant risk management capability, although this is regionally unbalanced. This proposal aims to transfer this knowledge and know-how to all European regions: widening awareness, spreading relevant technical competence, and sharing risk management expertise. The proposal aims to provide tools to end-users (public authorities, water utilities, aquaculture, tourism and recreation sectors) by pooling and coordinating expertise throughout Europe and to harmonize methods and practices across Europe, thereby protecting public health, enterprises and investments. This Action arrival is extremely timely because new challenges in the field have appeared recently including emerging toxins and cyanobacterial species hitherto unknown in Europe, plus the preparation of new legislation and regulations in some European countries.



General Information*

Chair of the Action:

Dr Triantafyllos KALOUDIS (EL)

Vice Chair of the Action:

Dr Ludek BLAHA (CZ)

DC Rapporteurs:

Mr Dick BLAAUBOER (NL)

Science officer of the Action:

Dr Deniz KARACA

Administrative officer of the Action:

Ms Tania GONZALEZ OVIN

Downloads*

Action Fact Sheet

Download AFS as .RTF

Memorandum of Understanding

Download MoU as PDF

Websites*

Action website:

http://cyanocost.com

Domain website:

http://www.cost.eu/essem

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Last updated: 06 December 2011 top of page

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