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Call for nominations for the WoRMS Top-Ten Marine Species of 2020

Added on: 2020-12-07 17:04:08 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Although it has been a difficult year for everyone, we know that taxonomists have continued to publish many wonderful new species throughout. So as we approach the end of the year it is time to think about nominations for The WoRMS Top Ten Marine Species of 2020! ...

The migratory fish need our help!

Added on: 2020-12-01 08:56:57 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Who still remembers that wild Atlantic salmon was once a local product, caught in the Scheldt, IJzer or Maas rivers? ...

Use your gaming skills to save the eel!

Added on: 2020-11-24 15:45:55 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Pieterjan Verhelst, a biotelemetry scientist and frequent user of the Belgian LifeWatch infrastructure developed a game “Save the eel”, to inform the general public about the obstacles eels face during their seaward migration. ...

Coming soon: LifeWatch data cloud application with Belgian marine data for blue economy

Added on: 2020-10-29 14:35:18 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), the Blue Cluster (DBC) and the Flemish Supercomputing Center (VSC) inquired after the needs for data applications of the Flemish maritime companies, and how supercomputing can be a solution for this. Very recently, LifeWatch Belgium designed a pilot data cloud on the high-performance infrastructure of the VSC for making Belgian marine (biodiversity) data available to maritime companies, in a quick and efficient manner. ...

The World Flora Online & the International Compositae Alliance join forces

Added on: 2020-10-26 10:58:19 by Vandepitte, Leen
About six months after the official launch of the Global Compositae Database through the Aphia infrastructure, its content is now being shared with the World Flora Online. The collaboration between these two initiatives has become official through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). ...

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