CYANOnews Mar-Apr Issue is out !

The March-April issue of CYANOnews is out !

It features –among others- a presentation of US EPA activities, MC-LR in the new Drinking Water Directive, ICHA2018 sessions, GlobalHAB and a presentation of Maria Antoniou’s group.

You can download CYANOnews from the “Publications” page of


CYANOCOST at COST Info Day Greece, 27 March 2018

COST will be holding an Info Day on Tuesday 27th March 2018 at NCSR Demokritos, Athens, Greece. COST President, Prof. Sierd Cloetingh will give an opening presentation on “Promoting and Spreading Research Excellence: Perspectives from COST”.

Dr. Theodoros Triantis, Grant Holder of CYANOCOST will present “CYANOCOST (COST Action ES1105) – Networking and impacts beyond the funding period”.

Details of the event in the COST website.

Details of the event in GSRT website (in Greek). infographic showing its visibility in 2017 is one year old !

The website was live in January 2017, powered by The website analytics for 2017 show that the number of visitors were 4211 with 6823 views (on average 1.62 views per visitor). Visitors landed on from as many as 104 different countries, including many countries that are not represented in the Cyanocost network. Surprisingly, the website was -by far- mostly viewed from USA and it had also many views from countries not participating formally in the network, e.g. India, Brazil, Canada, Australia and others. Most visitors link to through facebook, search engines and twitter (CYANOCOST has now more than 1000 followers in facebook and twitter).

You can view the Infographic with analytics for 2017.

Stay tuned in 2018 for more CYANOCOST dissemination !


Toxic cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins in European waters – A review of CYANOCOST contributions

A review by Meriluoto et al. (Advances in Oceanography and Limnology, 2017; 8(1): 161-178) summarizes the outcomes of some recent European research concerning toxic cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins, with an emphasis on developments within the framework of the CYANOCOST Action. Highlights of the Action include phycological and ecological studies, development of advanced techniques for cyanotoxin analysis, elucidation of cyanotoxin modes of action, management techniques to reduce cyanobacterial mass development, and research on methods and practices for cyanotoxin removal during drinking water treatment. The authors have identified a number of gaps in knowledge. Proposed directions for future research on toxic cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins are also discussed.

The review is open-access and can be downloaded here.

This review is published within the CYANOCOST Special Issue in AIOL that can be downloaded here.