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Rare European pine marten captured by the camera trap network

Added on: 2020-07-06 08:44:57 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The camera trap network CATREIN recently captured a European pine marten on image in Heverleebos, a forest south of the city of Leuven, Belgium. ...

Complete: EMODnet Biology workshop on data formatting, QC & publishing

Added on: 2020-06-22 09:05:38 by Beja, Joana
Our (EMODnet Biology’s) first ever, completely online workshop has ended! During the past two weeks, around 50 people have dedicated their time to learning everything about formatting and quality controlling datasets for EMODnet Biology ingestion. ...

The tripod frame: mooring acoustic receivers on the seabed

Added on: 2020-06-18 10:20:32 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
A new design to overcome the challenges of installing acoustic receivers on the seabed. ...

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. ...

UPDATE: EMODnet Biology workshop on data formatting QC & publishing

Added on: 2020-06-03 15:21:55 by Beja, Joana
Due to the current pandemic and the travel restrictions, the EMODnet Biology team will provide the workshop as an online event. ...

Register of Antarctic Species (RAS) expands its content with traits

Added on: 2020-05-28 08:40:24 by Vandepitte, Leen
From 25-28th November 2019, 12 thematic editors of the Register of Antarctic Species (RAS) and the Register of Antarctic Marine Species (RAMS) met in Ostend to discuss the application of trait data in the Aphia platform in the context of the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic region. A mixture of terrestrial and marine expertise was represented from various countries around the world. In addition, 2 experts provided input through remote participation. ...

LifeWatch Species Information Backbone: two major milestones reached

Added on: 2020-05-25 08:53:54 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The data rescue and secured continuation of the Global Compositae Database and the Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera (IRMNG) into the Aphia platform has become a fact. ...

Awardees for the 2020 WoRMS Achievement & Early Career Researchers Award known

Added on: 2020-05-20 10:18:45 by Vandepitte, Leen
This year, the WoRMS Achievement Award goes to Serge Gofas, and the WoRMS Early Career Researchers Award was granted to Thomas A. Neubauer. ...

OBIS celebrates 20 years and changes name to Ocean Biodiversity Information System

Added on: 2020-05-20 10:08:14 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
OBIS celebrates 20 years and changes name to Ocean Biodiversity Information System ...

WoRMS and Aphia: a major update for Bryozoan species in collaboration with Bryozoa.net

Added on: 2020-05-05 17:31:20 by Vandepitte, Leen
A dedicated synchronization collaboration between Aphia-WoRMS and Bryozoa.net results in a major update of Bryozoans in WoRMS. No less than 15,835 (sub)species have been added, together with a tremendous amount of valuable related information such as original descriptions and fossil ranges. ...

Marine Collaborative Australian Protected Area Database (CAPAD) available in gazetteer

Added on: 2020-05-05 16:43:22 by Lonneville, Britt
Marine Regions added over 350 protected areas in Australia's state and Commonwealth waters to its database. ...

The International Compositae Alliance (TICA) and the launch of the Global Compositae Database through the Aphia platform

Added on: 2020-04-16 11:07:31 by Vandepitte, Leen
The Global Compositae Database (GCD) is an effort by The International Compositae Alliance to become the ultimate repository of curated names for the Compositae family. After securing the continuous existence of the GCD through the Aphia platform, TICA is now ready to keep its content up-to-date, and expand it where this would be needed. ...

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 ...

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