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Conference “Empowering Biodiversity Research”, May 21th 2015, Brussels

Added on: 2015-02-16 11:37:01 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
There is a world of tools, standards and data out there, ready for you to use ! ...

The Marine LifeWatch Virtual Research Environment website is launched!

Added on: 2015-02-09 10:53:21 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Check out which marine resources, data systems, web services, online tools, etc. are highly relevant for LifeWatch and are brought together into one environment. ...

Bird migration visualization challenge & hackathon

Added on: 2015-02-03 08:39:57 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
A hackathon for visualizing bird migration as detected by weather radars ...

Alien Eel ‘19437’ detected by Belgian LifeWatch acoustic receiver network

Added on: 2014-12-11 11:16:14 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
A silver eel from the dutch project ‘Ruim baan voor vissen’ was detected by the Belgian LifeWatch acoustic receiver network, approximately six weeks after being tagged at Delfzijl, northern Holland. ...

23 winters of waterbird counts published as open data

Added on: 2014-12-01 10:22:49 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
LifeWatch INBO just published another core data system of the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) as open data: Watervogels - Wintering waterbirds in Flanders, Belgium. ...

FreshGEN: the Freshwater Gastropods of the European Neogene – a new thematic database

Added on: 2014-11-21 13:55:20 by Vandepitte, Leen
The FreshGEN database contains species information on Neogene freshwater Gastropoda and has kindly offered to share its information with both MolluscaBase and WoRMS. Through this, MolluscaBase is taking an excellent start regarding the fossil component of the database, as no less than 4.360 new taxa were added. ...

Dag van de Wetenschap - Open house at VLIZ/LifeWatch laboratories

Added on: 2014-11-21 10:00:39 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
VLIZ opens, for the first time, the doors of its Marine Station Ostend for the public at large. ...

NeMys – the World Database of Free-Living Marine Nematodes – has joined forces with WoRMS

Added on: 2014-11-17 11:26:40 by Vandepitte, Leen
NeMys has recently been integrated into the World Register of Marine Species. In addition to all the WoRMS-functionalities, it also holds a number of online identification keys. ...

Belgian Biodiversity Platform Newsflash n°58

Added on: 2014-11-06 11:01:58 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The Biodiversity Newsflash n°58 has just been published ...

WoRMS goes viral!

Added on: 2014-11-04 09:13:17 by Vandepitte, Leen
The goal of WoRMS is to deal with all marine organisms and – up till now – viruses have been completely overlooked. In collaboration with members of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV), WoRMS has leaped into the world of these fascinating tiny creatures and has made available the names of 129 marine virus species, including the link with their host organisms. ...

LifeWatch @ Taverna workshop

Added on: 2014-10-07 14:19:59 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
VLIZ is hosting a technical developers workshop in the framework of BioVel. ...

LifeWatch at the EMBS49

Added on: 2014-09-15 10:34:18 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Different aspects of the Belgian LifeWatch infrastructure were presented at the 49th European Marine Biology Symposium at St. Petersburg, Russia. ...

Major update of the Ostracoda in WoRMS

Added on: 2014-08-26 13:48:49 by Vandepitte, Leen
Recently, over 38.000 new Ostracoda species names have been added to WoRMS, and more than 7.000 existing species names have been updated and verified. ...

LifeWatch INBO publishes the gull tracking data from the 2013 breeding season as open data

Added on: 2014-07-29 13:45:18 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Making the gull tracking data available to everyone using GBIF tools and CC0. ...

Bulletin of the LifeWatch Wallonia-Brussels project available online

Added on: 2014-07-28 09:43:16 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
This second issue of the bulletin summarizes two land surface dynamics during the first half of the year 2014 in Europe: the snow and the vegetation phenology. ...

GBIF has awarded its 2014 Ebbe Nielsen Prize to Tony Rees

Added on: 2014-07-15 09:55:53 by Vandepitte, Leen
GBIF has awarded its prestigious Ebbe Nielsen Prize for 2014 to Tony Rees, whose groundbreaking informatics tools have significantly advanced the delivery of data about life on Earth. ...

LifeWatch Belgium Project Meeting

Added on: 2014-07-02 09:54:18 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
On Thursday June 19th 2014, an important LifeWatch Belgium project meeting was organized at the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) in Oostende (Belgium). ...

Third meeting of the LifeWatch expert group

Added on: 2014-06-25 11:03:58 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
On Friday June 13th 2014, the expert group for the LifeWatch marine observatory and data archaeology met for the third time at the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) in Ostend, Belgium. ...

Ocean Sampling Day!

Added on: 2014-06-24 12:26:31 by Mortelmans, Jonas
Never before so many people contributed to a simultaneous sampling of the ocean. On the occasion of ‘Ocean Sampling Day’ (21 June 2014) oceanographers and citizens on not less than 187 sites worldwide have been taking seawater samples in order to unveil the secrets of microbial life in the ocean. VLIZ participated in this global exercise by taking samples with its research vessel Simon Stevin in the Belgian part of the North Sea, which generated a lot of attention from national and international press. ...

Three PhD scholarships available within LifeWatch

Added on: 2014-06-18 09:47:54 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The research topics of the three PhD projects focus on (1) eDNA, (2) the microbial food web and (3) zooplankton research in the Belgian part of the North Sea. ...

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