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WoRMS press release: Ten remarkable new marine species from 2019

Added on: 2020-03-18 14:23:37 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
As for previous years, the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) has again released the annual list of the top-ten marine species described by researchers during the year 2019 to coincide with World Taxonomist Appreciation day - March 19th! ...

Tracking European eels in the English Channel

Added on: 2020-03-11 10:08:41 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
A pop-off tag used to track the migratory patterns of European eels has washed up in Guernsey. ...

Advancing Data Stewardship

Added on: 2020-02-28 14:37:12 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
On February 28th, the "Advancing Data Stewardship" meeting took place at the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) in Ostend. This meeting was co-organized by VLIZ and VIB and was all about Open Science and Open Data initiatives. ...

EMODnet Biology workshop on data formatting QC & publishing

Added on: 2020-02-25 15:31:38 by Beja, Joana
The Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) is organizing a hands-on workshop on data formatting, QC & publishing as part of the EMODnet Biology project (phase 3), with the intention to train current and future data providers in submitting their data to the project. ...

BopCo factsheets on the applicability of DNA-based methods for the identification of IAS

Added on: 2020-01-31 13:29:41 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The Barcoding Facility for Organisms and Tissues of Policy Concern (BopCo), one of the LifeWatch Belgium partners, has prepared a series of factsheets concerning the applicability of DNA-based methods for the identification of the invasive alien species (IAS) of Union concern. ...

WoRMS Philanthropy grants 2019

Added on: 2020-01-29 11:42:20 by Vandepitte, Leen
During 2019, the VLIZ Philanthropy program was able to issue 5 grants to support WoRMS editors, in making WoRMS more complete.Together, these 5 grants resulted in about 14,000 edits/additions to WoRMS. ...

Exploring possible collaborations with the maritime industry

Added on: 2020-01-28 15:11:21 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
On January 23rd, LifeWatch VLIZ organized a consultation with several interested maritime companies and engineering firms (including Jan De Nul Group, DEME, Maritech, Haedes, Antea, Blue Cluster and Arcadis), during the 1st LifeWatch Maritime Industry Workshop. ...

WoRMS and Aphia: a major update for AlgaeBase species

Added on: 2019-12-19 09:49:42 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The ongoing WoRMS – AlgaeBase synchronization collaboration results in a major update of algae in WoRMS ...

Call for nominations for the WoRMS Top-Ten Marine Species of 2019

Added on: 2019-12-18 10:32:48 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
As we approach the end of the year it is time to think about nominations for The WoRMS Top-Ten Marine Species of 2019! ...

IUCN information updated in Aphia and the LifeWatch Species Information Backbone

Added on: 2019-12-13 10:59:55 by Vandepitte, Leen
Through a newly developed tool, the WoRMS Data Management Team can now make the IUCN Red List information immediately available through WoRMS. ...

LifeWatch Belgium: a highly innovative infrastructure for biodiversity research

Added on: 2019-12-10 15:20:01 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
On November 19 2019, the second edition of the LifeWatch.be Users & Stakeholders meeting was organized at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) in Brussels. ...

LifeWatch VLIZ meets Maritime Industry

Added on: 2019-12-06 15:06:51 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
LifeWatch VLIZ is organizing the very first “LifeWatch Maritime Industry Workshop” on 23 January 2020 at the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) in Ostend. ...

New release: version 11 of Maritime Boundaries

Added on: 2019-11-19 16:23:30 by Lonneville, Britt
MarineRegions.org is proud to launch version 11 of the Maritime Boundaries Geodatabase. ...

International symposium searches solutions for migrating bats

Added on: 2019-11-07 11:54:51 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
On November 8 and 9, 2019, the international bat research community will meet in Ostend and Bruges. ...

European Ocean Biogeographic Information System (EurOBIS) celebrates its 15th anniversary

Added on: 2019-11-05 17:08:03 by Fockedey, Nancy
Established in 2004, EurOBIS aims at centralising and making available the largely scattered marine species biogeographic data in Europe. Today – 15 years later – it hosts no less than 24 million distribution records of 62.299 species. Thanks to EurOBIS and the effort of many scientists working on a voluntary basis, these valuable data have a second life. ...

REGISTRATION OPEN: LifeWatch.be Users & Stakeholders Meeting - 19-20 November 2019

Added on: 2019-10-21 13:27:36 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The next edition of the LifeWatch.be Users & Stakeholders Meeting will be organized on 19 and 20 November 2019 at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), Brussels. Registration is now open! ...

SAVE THE DATE: LifeWatch.be Users & Stakeholders Meeting - 19-20 November 2019

Added on: 2019-10-08 15:53:49 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The next edition of the LifeWatch.be Users & Stakeholders Meeting will be organized on 19 and 20 November 2019 at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), Brussels. Stay tuned!! ...

LifeWatch web-services allow fuzzy matching on the Catalogue of Life

Added on: 2019-09-16 09:30:48 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Catalogue of Life (CoL) was already available through the LifeWatch taxon match services, but the service has now been upgraded, allowing a fuzzy match similar to WoRMS! ...

The LifeWatch eel research is winning prizes!

Added on: 2019-09-04 16:01:35 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Pieterjan Verhelst is one of the nominees for the Flemish PhD Cup 2019, an initiative from Scriptie vzw, in collaboration with media partners De Morgen, Radio 1 and EOS. ...

Spanish taxonomy and WoRMS

Added on: 2019-08-08 15:14:32 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) was adopted as a standard for the Spanish master list of marine invertebrates. ...

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