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WoRMS celebrates its 10th anniversary!

Added on: 2017-11-06 16:33:27 by Vandepitte, Leen
The World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) can blow out 10 candles this year… Since its launch in 2007, WoRMS has evolved tremendously – including the technology behind it -, and we are celebrating this with a complete make-over of the website. ...

Turbellarian WoRMS portal launched

Added on: 2017-10-25 14:17:34 by Vandepitte, Leen
A new World list is made available on the Turbellarian worms, including the Acoelomorpha, Catenulida and Rhabditophora. This World List now contains 3.425 accepted species names and is one of the most complete existing resources for Turbellarian taxa. ...

Awardees for the WoRMS Achievement & Early Career Researchers Award known

Added on: 2017-10-19 11:18:12 by Vandepitte, Leen
Ben Thuy has received the first Early Career Researchers Award. The second WoRMS Achievement Award was granted to Geoff Boxshall, long-time supporter of WoRMS. ...

EMODnet Data Products Workshop

Added on: 2017-10-12 12:45:09 by Claus, Simon
Representatives from all four regional sea commissions, transatlantic partnerships, industry, conservation and management organisations met in London on the 10th October for an EMODnet Biology meeting to steer the development of key biological data products. ...

WoRMS and the Encyclopedia of Life (EoL) renew their collaboration!

Added on: 2017-10-11 09:37:54 by Vandepitte, Leen
Eight years after the signing of the first MoU between EOL & WoRMS, the content of the MoU has been updated to meet the current content and possibilities of both systems. ...

LifeWatch Data Analysis Workshop: LifeWatch Cetacean passive acoustic sensor network

Added on: 2017-10-10 09:33:50 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
On October 5th-6th 2017, 14 experts met at the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) in Ostend to explore and analyze the C-POD data generated by the Belgian LifeWatch Cetacean passive acoustic sensor network. ...

MoU between FADA and WoRMS is a fact!

Added on: 2017-09-08 16:42:12 by Vandepitte, Leen
A data exchange agreement between the Freshwater Animal Diversity Assessment (FADA) and the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) has been signed! ...

Bio-ORACLE v2.0: Marine Data Layers for Bioclimatic Modelling released

Added on: 2017-07-14 11:51:49 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
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

Added on: 2017-07-13 15:33:17 by Vandepitte, Leen
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

Added on: 2017-07-07 16:13:16 by Vandepitte, Leen
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

Added on: 2017-06-14 13:24:20 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
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

Added on: 2017-06-13 13:56:54 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
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!

Added on: 2017-06-08 08:50:17 by Vandepitte, Leen
Since 2002, June 8th has been declared World Oceans Day. ...

Sound impact on fish populations

Added on: 2017-05-19 16:06:19 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The first of April was the official start of Phase II of the collaborative “PCAD4Cod”-project on the effect of sound on fish populations. Hans Slabbekoorn, associate professor at the IBL, is the principal investigator and collaborates with three PhD-students, Dr. Erwin Winter, (Wageningen Marine Research), Dr. Jan Reubens (Flanders Marine Institute) and several international experts. The Joint Industry Programme on E&P Sound and Marine Life invested € 2.000.000 into the project for the coming two years. ...

Nemertea Portal launched!

Added on: 2017-05-05 15:28:54 by Vandepitte, Leen
The Nemertea are now available through their own Portal: the World Nemertea Database. ...

Nemertea and Parasite experts together at VLIZ, during a double WoRMS-LifeWatch workshop

Added on: 2017-04-28 14:17:02 by Vandepitte, Leen
On April 24-26 2017, the Flanders Marine Institute – home of the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) – welcomed 23 editors, with expertise in Nemertea (3) and Parasites (20). Both groups were at VLIZ for the first ‘double’ LifeWatch-sponsored workshop. ...

The EMODnet biology (phase 3) project kicks off in Ostend

Added on: 2017-04-25 12:03:03 by Vanhoorne, Bart
The EMODnet biology (phase 3) project kicks off in Oostende from 25-26 April 2017.

 


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European Tracking Network (ETN) Workshop

Added on: 2017-04-20 13:19:18 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
On 19-20 April, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) hosted a two-day workshop to address several questions to enable such ETN network to become active and operational. ...

Towards a better data transfer to and from the maritime economy

Added on: 2017-04-20 10:30:02 by Fockedey, Nancy
The COLUMBUS project published the document ‘'Use and sharing of marine observations and data by industry' that addresses the specific needs, bottlenecks and challenges regarding the use of marine data by the industry. The publication contains a number of recommendations and some good practices in order to obtain a better data flow from and to the maritime economy, and to enhance Blue Growth. ...

Double EurOBIS/OBIS training in Poland

Added on: 2017-04-07 15:39:40 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
From 3 till 7 April, the EurOBIS Data Management Team provided a double training workshop in Poland. During both workshops, the participants were submerged into EurOBIS & OBIS, and other related initiatives such as EMODnet Biology and LifeWatch, and how all these initiatives relate to GBIF. Next to a general introduction, the participants were trained in how to process their own datasets to submit them to EurOBIS, from where they will flow to OBIS. ...

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