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LifeWatch Summer Students 2016

Added on: 2016-09-15 11:17:19 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
During July and August 2016, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) employed several summer students, of which 11 were assigned to the Flemish LifeWatch infrastructure. ...

WoRCS Project Report published in the open access journal Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO)

Added on: 2016-09-14 00:58:53 by Gerovasileiou, Vasilis
The report of the first Editor Workshop of the WoRCS initiative (22-25 February 2016, Oostende, Belgium), co-authored by the WoRCS Editor Group and the WoRMS Data Management Team, was published today in the open access journal Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO). ...

The LifeWatch Gulls and Harriers: who are they, what do they do, and where are they going?

Added on: 2016-09-02 14:58:46 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The bird GPS data from June 2013 to August 2016 reveals a lot of peculiar foraging behavior and interesting migration patterns. This is now disclosed in a renewed webpage. ...

New in the Belgian LifeWatch Marine Observatory: Cetacean Passive Acoustic Network

Added on: 2016-08-17 13:40:22 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Recently, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) started with the construction of a permanent Cetacean Passive Acoustic Network in the Belgian Part of the North Sea (BPNS), as part of the Belgian LifeWatch Marine Observatory, to record the presence of harbour porpoises and dolphins. ...

New: water tanks for marine organisms at the Marine Station Ostend

Added on: 2016-08-10 21:59:26 by Fockedey, Nancy
The Flanders Marine Institute puts at the disposal of marine researchers a cold store with three large sea water tanks for tests with marine organisms. ...

IRMNG transfer to VLIZ now complete, 2016 release now available

Added on: 2016-07-19 13:51:36 by Vandepitte, Leen
The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera (IRMNG) now hosted at VLIZ, plus new data available in 2016 release ...

Call for applications - LifeWatch funding available to organize editor workshops

Added on: 2016-07-14 15:32:39 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. ...


Added on: 2016-07-14 09:43:35 by Vandepitte, Leen
The WoRMS Steering Committee decided that the WoRMS database should receive a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), identical to the DOIs that get assigned to scientific publications. ...

Fourth EMODnet Biology Workshop

Added on: 2016-07-12 14:46:12 by Vranken, Sofie
On June 17th, 17 experts met in Oostende to further develop a framework for the description, collation and dissemination of traits information relating to marine species. ...

WoRCS in the 16th International Meiofauna Conference (IsIMCo)

Added on: 2016-07-09 15:46:18 by Martínez García, Alejandro
Last week (3-8 July 2016) the WoRCS initiative was presented to the 16th International Meiofauna Conference (IsIMCo) ...

Vemco Telemetry Workshop

Added on: 2016-06-02 10:48:55 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
On Friday May 27th 2016, a telemetry workshop was organized by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) and Vemco. ...

LifeWatch Belgium, a very active research community!

Added on: 2016-05-27 09:59:29 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
On Monday May 23rd, the second Infrastructure User Meeting was organized at the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) in Ostend. During this full-day event, users of the infrastructure were given the chance to present their ongoing research and first results. This event was also the perfect networking opportunity for the Belgian LifeWatch partners, researchers, PhD students, LifeWatch Belgium supporters, etc. ...

Chinese Register of Marine Species - ChaRMS - launched!

Added on: 2016-05-03 18:48:08 by Vandepitte, Leen
WoRMS is pleased to announce the launch of the Chinese Register of Marine Species (ChARMS).

GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names updated in Marine Regions

Added on: 2016-04-26 08:30:27 by De Hauwere, Nathalie
The GEBCO Sub-Committee on Undersea Feature Names (SCUFN), which operates under IHO and IOC, maintains and makes available a digital gazetteer of the names and geographic position of features on the sea floor. The gazetteer is linked to Marine Regions, using OGC web services. In April 2016 the list was updated: 122 records were added and coordinates of 185 features have been updated.

New: EMODnet Biology Data Download Tool

Added on: 2016-04-21 10:53:13 by Claus, Simon
The data download tool guides the user through a step-wise workflow where one can select datasets, perform predefined geographic and temporal selections, can add specific taxonomic or functional filters, and select for data with a certain quality and precision. The tool is available at: ...

Amphipoda editors meet in Oostende

Added on: 2016-04-05 17:09:20 by Vandepitte, Leen
On April 4-5, 22 of the 32 Amphipoda editors met in Oostende, to further complete the World Amphipoda Database (WAD). ...

Launch of the Hong-Kong Register of Marine Species – HKRMS -, a new regional list within WoRMS.

Added on: 2016-03-14 13:25:49 by Vandepitte, Leen
Upon request of Terence Ng - researcher at the Swire Institute of Marine Science in Hong-Kong – a regional register for Hong-Kong has been created within WoRMS. ...

What are the ecological Implications of the drought in July and August in the Ain (France)?

Added on: 2016-03-09 16:24:36 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Read all about it in the next issue of the Bulletin of Land Surface Dynamics (second half of 2015)! ...

WoRCS editors got off to a flying start!

Added on: 2016-02-29 10:23:31 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
On February 22-25, eight experts on marine and anchialine cave faunas gathered at the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), host institute of the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), for the first editor workshop of the World Register of marine Cave Species (WoRCS). ...

First Ascidiacea Editors Meeting

Added on: 2016-02-29 10:10:44 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
From the 15th until 17th of February 2016, Ascidiacea experts from around the world met at the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), host institute of the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). The meeting brought together all of the WoRMS Ascidiacea editors and a special guest: the world-renowned ascidian taxonomist Françoise Monniot. ...