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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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.


Three PhD scholarships available within LifeWatch
2014-06-18 09:47:54
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.


LifeWatch marine technical meeting at HCMR
2014-06-17 13:42:35
As an outcome of the 2nd LifeWatch e-Infrastructure Construction Operational Meeting in Granada earlier this year, a LifeWatch - marine meeting was organized from 3rd-5th of June at the Hellenic Centre of Marine Research in Crete.


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