• The LifeWatch Wallonia-Brussels team provides thematic pan-European remote sensing data through an interactive geoportal: vegetation cycle, snow probability, solar energy and fire frequency.
  • The flight paths of GPS tagged large birds such as the European Herring Gull, the Lesser Black-backed Gull and the Western Marsh Harrier are tracked in real time.
  • The flight paths of GPS tagged large birds such as the European Herring Gull, the Lesser Black-backed Gull and the Western Marsh Harrier are tracked in real time.
  • The position and sampling activities of the RV Simon Stevin in real-time.

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    New EMODnet Biology Blog
    2016-09-22 16:26:46
    A new EMODnet biology blog has been launched. The blog will be used to share thoughts and ideas on the products EMODnet biology is developing. The first post is about the gridded zooplankton time series of the North Atlantic.

    LifeWatch support in 2015-2016 made it possible to make WoRMS more complete
    2016-09-22 09:55:42
    In 2015-2016, LifeWatch funded several activities directly leading to the improvement and further completion of the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). LifeWatch has invested in data grants, meetings and workshops, leading to the addition of thousands of new names to WoRMS, a revision of (tens of) thousands already available names, and the development of new portals and tools, helping the user and editor community in accessing and utilizing WoRMS.

    LifeWatch Summer Students 2016
    2016-09-15 11:17:19
    During July and August 2016, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) employed several summer students, of which 11 were assigned to the Flemish LifeWatch infrastructure.

    WoRCS Project Report published in the open access journal Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO)
    2016-09-14 00:58:53
    The report of the first Editor Workshop of the WoRCS initiative (22-25 February 2016, Oostende, Belgium), co-authored by the WoRCS Editor Group and the WoRMS Data Management Team, was published today in the open access journal Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO).

    The LifeWatch Gulls and Harriers: who are they, what do they do, and where are they going?
    2016-09-02 14:58:46
    The bird GPS data from June 2013 to August 2016 reveals a lot of peculiar foraging behavior and interesting migration patterns. This is now disclosed in a renewed webpage.

    New in the Belgian LifeWatch Marine Observatory: Cetacean Passive Acoustic Network
    2016-08-17 13:40:22
    Recently, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) started with the construction of a permanent Cetacean Passive Acoustic Network in the Belgian Part of the North Sea (BPNS), as part of the Belgian LifeWatch Marine Observatory, to record the presence of harbour porpoises and dolphins.

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