The map below aims to provide a geographic overview of ongoing LifeWatch related activities. For now the map only displays the current position of the RV Simon Stevin in real-time (red arrow) on the Belgian part of the North Sea (red line). Below the map a real-time list of activities is provided. The list is continuously updated as new operations are registered. For now the list includes: research activities on board the RV Simon Stevin, new or updated taxa in the World Register of Marine Species, content added to the coastal wiki articles, etc.

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Project news


LifeWatch INBO publishes the gull tracking data from the 2013 breeding season as open data
2014-07-29 13:45:18
Making the gull tracking data available to everyone using GBIF tools and CC0.


Bulletin of the LifeWatch Wallonia-Brussels project available online
2014-07-28 09:43:16
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 toTony Rees
2014-07-15 09:55:53
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
2014-07-02 09:54:18
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
2014-06-25 11:03:58
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!
2014-06-24 12:26:31
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.


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