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LifeWatch thesis wins Best Thesis award

Added on: 2020-09-17 11:56:04 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Clyde Blanco was awarded the Best Thesis (out of 98) of the 2018-2020 cohort in The International Master of Science in Marine Biological Resources (IMBRSea) program. ...

The High Seas. A new member of the Maritime Boundaries family.

Added on: 2020-08-27 12:58:29 by Fernandez, Salvador
MarineRegions.org releases the first version of the High Seas, the last addition to the Maritime Boundaries dataset. ...

WoRMS needs YOU!

Added on: 2020-08-20 13:21:58 by Vandepitte, Leen
WoRMS is a highly collaborative effort of over 500 involved experts, but we need all users – taxonomists, ecologists and non-scientists – to help us to keep WoRMS up-to-date and correct. If you find an error or an omission, please get in touch with us directly. Direct contact can fix errors a lot faster and more efficient than the WoRMS Team having to learn about these through peer-reviewed publications. ...

LifeWatch and Maritime Industry: take part in our questionnaire about data and sensors

Added on: 2020-08-18 14:31:25 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
LifeWatch moves forward towards the establishment of a Maritime Industry Advisory Board (MIAB) that can advise on optimal valorisation for the maritime industry. In the run-up to this MIAB, the LifeWatch Maritime Industry Workshop was organized in January 2020. ...

Finetuning MolluscaBase

Added on: 2020-07-08 09:53:14 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
In the week of 3-7 February 2020, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) – host of Aphia, the online platform behind WoRMS and its many subregisters – welcomed 14 Mollusca experts for 5 days, to further expand the content of MolluscaBase. ...

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. ...

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