SMARTER is one of COST success stories of 2016

SMARTER was chosen to be one of the 10 success stories among all COST Actions that ended in 2016!

An interview with our chair Heinz Müller-Schärer and the Grant Holder Suzanne Lommen can be found here: COST_Annual_Report_2016_Digital_SMARTER

For the full Annual COST report of 2016 (including other success stories, figures on participation and finances), see below ‘Key Documents’.

SMARTER website & extranet moved to IRS

The SMARTER websites have been moved to the web server of the International Ragweed Society (IRS) on July 19th 2017:

Everything should work as in the past, all registered Users should still be able to access and edit contents.

The old domain name will be discontinued. Anybody interested to take over the old domain name can contact


The webmaster of IRS is

Mr Gilles OLIVER

RNSA – Aérobiologiste –
EAS – Webmaster –

External evaluation of SMARTER: highly successful Action

An external expert has evaluated our Action, based on the Final Action Report that we submitted concerning the entire duration of the Action.

Our Action was valued a lot: “This was a highly successful action that contributed new understanding to the general problem of aggressive invasive species and more particularly proposed management schemes to limit the damage and spread of a particularly aggressive European invader. This combination of basic scientific knowledge and applied management schemes is one of the great strengths of this action.”

Find here the Full Summary (a single-page pdf, 135 kb).  

Identification leaflet on all 6 ragweed species in Europe

The SMARTER Taxonomy Group produced a brochure on the identification of 6 ragweed species in Europe for scientists, stakeholders and the general public. It contains pictures of plants, leaves, and seeds and an up-to-date overview of their biological characteristics.

Leaflet of 6 Ambrosia Species (low quality pdf)