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World Oceans Day: LifeWatch contributions to the World Ocean Assessment Report

Added on 2020-06-08 13:49:40 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
On this World Oceans Day 2020, we are happy to announce that LifeWatch is contributing to the upcoming UN World Ocean Assessment Report.
Different components of the LifeWatch Species Information Backbone were used to create a distribution map of the world benthic invertebrates: the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), species occurrences of OBIS (of which EurOBIS is the largest contributor) and the IHO Sea areas product of MarineRegions. Additionally two members of the LifeWatch VLIZ team are contributing the chapter on benthic invertebrates. As the report is still under revision, we can not give any details, but stay tuned!

See below some images of benthic species that we collect during the LifeWatch sampling campaigns.




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