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Explore the traits in WoRMS and Aphia with a brand-new R Shiny application

Added on: 2023-01-30 16:24:45 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
With this new R Shiny application, you can explore all trait information in the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) and its underlying Aphia database in a more advanced way, for instance by combining different traits and combining traits with standardized distributions. ...

LifeWatch citizen scientists got in-depth training on plastic

Added on: 2023-01-09 10:17:33 by Tavernier, Annelies
SeaWatchers closed the year-end of 2022 in an educational way. They took part in the 'plastic' training which zoomed in on the importance of collecting 'marine litter' data, the optimisation of the current protocol and through which methodology they can also provide data at European level. ...

Call for nominations for the WoRMS Top-Ten Marine Species of 2022

Added on: 2022-12-19 15:58:17 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Once again taxonomists have continued to publish many wonderful new species throughout the last year. As we approach the end of 2022 it is time to think about nominations for The WoRMS Top Ten Marine Species of 2022! ...

Official launch of AlgaeTraits, a trait database for (European) seaweeds

Added on: 2022-12-14 15:14:15 by Vandepitte, Leen
AlgaeTraits provides standardised trait information for all European seaweeds, enabling the use of trait-based approaches over broad taxonomic, spatial and temporal scales. AlgaeTraits is a thematic subregister of the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) which links to AlgaeBase, the most complete database on global algal taxonomic information. ...

Celebrating the 15th anniversary of the World Register of Marine Species

Added on: 2022-11-17 09:33:07 by Vandepitte, Leen
You might have already heard… The World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year! And we do not want to let this birthday pass unnoticed… ...

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