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BLOG POST: Using CartoDB to visualize how far birds migrate in a single night

Added on: 2015-06-19 10:12:46 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Read about the nightlife of birds in this latest LifeWatch INBO blog post! ...

Meet Joana, the 100th tagged bird!

Added on: 2015-06-04 17:44:21 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The LifeWatch.be GPS tracking network for large birds now includes over 100 tagged birds ...

WoRMS Steering Committee (SC) meeting 8 Jun 2015 in Crete, Greece

Added on: 2015-06-04 16:34:28 by Vandepitte, Leen
The next WoRMS SC meeting will be held on 2015-06-08, back to back with an EMODNet Marine Species Traits and EU-BON meeting. ...

The Empowering Biodiversity Research Conference was a big success!

Added on: 2015-06-03 11:26:16 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
This enjoyable and very informative day in the Palace of the Academies definitely helped to empower biodiversity research in Belgium. ...

BLOG POST: There and back again: gull migration data visualized

Added on: 2015-06-02 12:26:11 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Read some interesting gull migrating stories in this latest LifeWatch INBO blog post! ...

Renewed emodnet-biology.eu for an even better unlocking of European marine biodiversity data

Added on: 2015-05-29 13:13:35 by Fockedey, Nancy
By means of the grand data network project EMODnet (video), Europe aims in the forthcoming years to unlock all available marine observations and data in order to make them accessible to diverse users. Concerning the biological data, heaps of data and attractive data products are made freely available through the recently renewed website www.emodnet-biology.eu. ...

BLOG POST: Breeding birds atlas 2000-2002 published as open data

Added on: 2015-05-11 14:33:21 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
LifeWatch INBO published the observation data used for the in 2004 published "Atlas van de Vlaamse broedvogels 2000-2002" ...

The Freshwater Information Platform is launched

Added on: 2015-05-08 14:01:10 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Four European research institutes have launched an online platform to make information from a large set of freshwater ecosystem research activities accessible to all. The Freshwater Information Platform offers a forum for information exchange and open-access publishing of maps and data, and aims to stimulate cutting-edge research and collaborations in the field. The Platform provides a unique and comprehensive knowledge base for sustainable and evidence-based management of our threatened freshwater ecosystems and the resources they provide. ...

EMODNet Jamboree and Public Conference - 20-22 October 2015

Added on: 2015-04-27 13:21:29 by Claus, Simon
The next general EMODnet Biology meeting will take place 21-22 October, 2015 in Oostende, Belgium. The meeting will be co-organised with the other EMODnet thematic project meetings, and will be preceded by a Public Conference with all EMODnet Partners and different external stakeholders (20 October 2015, De Grote Post, Oostende). ...

Third issue of the Bulletin of Land Surface Dynamics (second half of 2014) is now available online.

Added on: 2015-04-20 11:22:34 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Bulletin of the LifeWatch Wallonia-Brussels project is now available for download. ...

SMEBD dissolved by decision of the council

Added on: 2015-04-17 20:43:41 by SMEBD Council
The SMEBD council would like to officially inform you that the Society for the Management of Electronic Biodiversity Data (SMEBD) has been dissolved by decision of the council. ...

FixO3 workshop yields many new users of the Belgian LifeWatch e-Lab

Added on: 2015-04-16 15:34:19 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
LifeWatch, EurOBIS and EMODnet Biology were presented at the FixO3 workshop in Bremen. ...

Current open positions at the GBIF Secretariat

Added on: 2015-04-16 15:31:40 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The GBIF Secretariat currently has three job openings within the informatics team based in Copenhagen. ...

LifeWatch supports the Catalogue of Life Global Team meeting @VLIZ

Added on: 2015-04-07 11:01:28 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The Global Team and Board of Directors of the Catalogue of Life have met at the Flanders Marine Institute to discuss the strategic plan for the Catalogue and how these goals can be accomplished. Back-to-back with these meetings, a mini-symposium was organized, offering a discussion platform to users, providers and related networks and initiatives to the Catalogue of Life. ...

World Register of Marine Introduced Species (WRIMS) officially launched

Added on: 2015-03-17 08:46:21 by Vandepitte, Leen
WRIMS – a database of introduced and invasive alien marine species – has officially been released to the public. It includes more than 1,400 marine species worldwide, compiled through the collaboration with international initiatives and study of almost 2,500 publications. ...

PRESS RELEASE: Four newly discovered marine species added to world list WoRMS every day

Added on: 2015-03-11 18:03:44 by Vandepitte, Leen
The World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) confirms that currently 228,450 marine animal and plant species are known. A critical analysis has identified almost half the names assigned over two and a half centuries to ocean dwelling creatures as redundant aliases; they turned out to be synonyms. But still every day new species are discovered and described. In 2014 alone, some 1,451 new-to-science marine creatures were added to WoRMS — an average of four per day. ...

The renewed Belgian LifeWatch website is launched!

Added on: 2015-03-10 10:29:24 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The renewed LifeWatch.be website brings together all contributions of the Belgian LifeWatch partners. ...

LifeWatch INBO's visualization work is featured in Nature!

Added on: 2015-03-05 11:00:38 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The visualizations made at LifeWatch INBO for the bird tracking network is featured in the current issue of Nature ...

Catalogue of Life mini-symposium

Added on: 2015-03-03 11:12:48 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The mini-symposium will take place on Thursday April 2nd, 9h-12h45 at the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), Oostende. ...

NeMys editors got off to a flying start!

Added on: 2015-03-02 10:57:50 by Vandepitte, Leen
On February 24-26, experts on free-living marine nematodes have gathered at the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), host institute of the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), to give the re-newed NeMys a kick-start and to discuss future plans. ...

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