• 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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    Open call to design a new logo for the World Register of Marine Species
    2017-03-30 13:10:09
    2017 is the tenth anniversary year of WoRMS. One of the major actions planned for this year is a re-vamping of the WoRMS website. This will include a brand-new logo.

    Preparations to launch DiatomBase enter their final stage
    2017-03-30 09:52:24
    Last week, 15 taxonomic experts for DiatomBase got together for the first time, during a LifeWatch-WoRMS sponsored workshop. This get-together is the official start of DiatomBase, a world register of all marine, non-marine, recent and fossil diatom species.

    The Register of Antarctic Species moves forward
    2017-03-29 09:06:35
    The launch of the new Register of Antarctic Species (RAS) is planned for July, during the Twelfth SCAR Biology Symposium. Meanwhile, the preparations to get this Portal populated are ongoing, and this included an intensive training of the involved editors in the use of the online platform.

    LifeWatch Observatory Sensors Meeting
    2017-03-22 15:43:15
    On Thursday January 26th 2017, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) and imec met for the first time to explore opportunities for collaboration on sensor data analysis.

    PRESS RELEASE - Critically endangered eels arrive in our Flemish rivers after a 6000 kilometer migration
    2017-03-20 10:36:03
    With spring hanging in the air, also the glass eels are arriving at the Flemish coast. Coming from the Sargasso Sea they currently are swimming up rivers and channels, a journey full of obstacles. Here and elsewhere in Europe, the numbers of arriving glass eel dropped drastically to a fraction (2%) of the numbers arriving 50 years ago. One of the main reasons for this sharp decline and their status as 'Critically Endangered' species are the many barriers that adult eel experience in their migration route to the sea.

    New European 'Big Data' e-infrastructure to support biodiversity research
    2017-03-17 16:25:23
    On March 17th 2017, the European Commission granted the legal status of European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) to the e-Science and Technology European Infrastructure for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research (LifeWatch). With this measure, the EU provides the facility with many administrative advantages enjoyed by international organisations and therefore helps to successfully implement the infrastructure project.

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