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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). ...

Streamlining of the environment flags on all higher taxonomic levels

Added on: 2020-10-22 13:17:53 by Vandepitte, Leen
Although the environment flag in Aphia was quite complete on species level already, there were still some gaps on the higher taxonomic levels. This has now been improved, representing a major update for the Aphia related services and downloads. ...

LifeWatch Belgium: a highly innovative infrastructure for biodiversity research

Added on: 2020-10-20 16:26:19 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The third edition of the LifeWatch.be Users & Stakeholders Meeting took place on October 15th and 16th 2020. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s edition happened entirely online. ...

Yearly integration of new GEBCO, ACUF and New Zealand features completed

Added on: 2020-09-28 16:00:36 by Lonneville, Britt
Marine Regions has finished its annual integration of new features from the GEBCO, ACUF and New Zealand gazetteers. ...

The pursuit of seabass and its conservation: electronic tagging

Added on: 2020-09-24 09:44:42 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Little is known on the movements of European seabass in the (Belgian Part of the) North Sea. Yet, knowledge of these spatial dynamics are crucial for the management and conservation of the jeopardized stock. ...

LifeWatch thesis wins Best Thesis award

Added on: 2020-09-17 11:56:04 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Clyde Blanco was awarded the Best Thesis (out of 98) of the 2018-2020 cohort in The International Master of Science in Marine Biological Resources (IMBRSea) program. ...

The High Seas. A new member of the Maritime Boundaries family.

Added on: 2020-08-27 12:58:29 by Fernandez, Salvador
MarineRegions.org releases the first version of the High Seas, the last addition to the Maritime Boundaries dataset. ...

WoRMS needs YOU!

Added on: 2020-08-20 13:21:58 by Vandepitte, Leen
WoRMS is a highly collaborative effort of over 500 involved experts, but we need all users – taxonomists, ecologists and non-scientists – to help us to keep WoRMS up-to-date and correct. If you find an error or an omission, please get in touch with us directly. Direct contact can fix errors a lot faster and more efficient than the WoRMS Team having to learn about these through peer-reviewed publications. ...

LifeWatch and Maritime Industry: take part in our questionnaire about data and sensors

Added on: 2020-08-18 14:31:25 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
LifeWatch moves forward towards the establishment of a Maritime Industry Advisory Board (MIAB) that can advise on optimal valorisation for the maritime industry. In the run-up to this MIAB, the LifeWatch Maritime Industry Workshop was organized in January 2020. ...

Finetuning MolluscaBase

Added on: 2020-07-08 09:53:14 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
In the week of 3-7 February 2020, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) – host of Aphia, the online platform behind WoRMS and its many subregisters – welcomed 14 Mollusca experts for 5 days, to further expand the content of MolluscaBase. ...

Rare European pine marten captured by the camera trap network

Added on: 2020-07-06 08:44:57 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The camera trap network CATREIN recently captured a European pine marten on image in Heverleebos, a forest south of the city of Leuven, Belgium. ...

Complete: EMODnet Biology workshop on data formatting, QC & publishing

Added on: 2020-06-22 09:05:38 by Beja, Joana
Our (EMODnet Biology’s) first ever, completely online workshop has ended! During the past two weeks, around 50 people have dedicated their time to learning everything about formatting and quality controlling datasets for EMODnet Biology ingestion. ...

The tripod frame: mooring acoustic receivers on the seabed

Added on: 2020-06-18 10:20:32 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
A new design to overcome the challenges of installing acoustic receivers on the seabed. ...

World Oceans Day: LifeWatch contributions to the World Ocean Assessment Report

Added on: 2020-06-08 13:49:40 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
On this World Oceans Day 2020, we are happy to announce that LifeWatch is contributing to the upcoming UN World Ocean Assessment Report. ...

UPDATE: EMODnet Biology workshop on data formatting QC & publishing

Added on: 2020-06-03 15:21:55 by Beja, Joana
Due to the current pandemic and the travel restrictions, the EMODnet Biology team will provide the workshop as an online event. ...

Register of Antarctic Species (RAS) expands its content with traits

Added on: 2020-05-28 08:40:24 by Vandepitte, Leen
From 25-28th November 2019, 12 thematic editors of the Register of Antarctic Species (RAS) and the Register of Antarctic Marine Species (RAMS) met in Ostend to discuss the application of trait data in the Aphia platform in the context of the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic region. A mixture of terrestrial and marine expertise was represented from various countries around the world. In addition, 2 experts provided input through remote participation. ...

LifeWatch Species Information Backbone: two major milestones reached

Added on: 2020-05-25 08:53:54 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The data rescue and secured continuation of the Global Compositae Database and the Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera (IRMNG) into the Aphia platform has become a fact. ...

Awardees for the 2020 WoRMS Achievement & Early Career Researchers Award known

Added on: 2020-05-20 10:18:45 by Vandepitte, Leen
This year, the WoRMS Achievement Award goes to Serge Gofas, and the WoRMS Early Career Researchers Award was granted to Thomas A. Neubauer. ...

OBIS celebrates 20 years and changes name to Ocean Biodiversity Information System

Added on: 2020-05-20 10:08:14 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
OBIS celebrates 20 years and changes name to Ocean Biodiversity Information System ...

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