• 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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    Bio-ORACLE v2.0: Marine Data Layers for Bioclimatic Modelling released
    2017-07-14 11:51:49
    Bio-ORACLE v2.0 is a set of GIS rasters providing geophysical, biotic and environmental data for surface and benthic marine realms.

    FishBase receives the Le Cren Medal
    2017-07-13 15:33:17
    The Fisheries Society of the British Isles awarded the 2017 Le Cren Medal to FishBase for “a lifelong contribution to all aspects of the study of fish biology and/or fisheries science, with a focus on conservation, training or public understanding of the discipline.”

    Call for applications - LifeWatch funds available to organize editor workshops in 2017-2018
    2017-07-07 16:13:16
    Through LifeWatch, The Flanders Marine Institute – host of the WoRMS database – has a budget available to financially support editors to address a number of priority gaps within WoRMS. This can be done through the organization of an editor-workshop.

    Final stage of large research effort linked to LifeWatch data infrastructure
    2017-06-14 13:24:20
    On Monday June 19th Samuel Bosch will publicly defend his doctoral thesis entitled: "Marine species distributions: from data to predictive models". The defense will take place at 4 PM, Auditorium Valère Billiet, Krijgslaan 281 S8, 9000 Ghent. Promoter of this PhD is Prof. Dr. Olivier Declerck from Ghent University. Parts of this thesis were conducted in close collaboration with the VLIZ data center division and supported by LifeWatch.

    A 10 year overview of IRMNG, the Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera
    2017-06-13 13:56:54
    Earlier this week, an Open Access paper was published, featuring an overview of the 10 year history of the Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera, and explaining its way forward.

    8 June: World Oceans Day!
    2017-06-08 08:50:17
    Since 2002, June 8th has been declared World Oceans Day.

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