• The LifeWatch Wallonia-Brussels team provides thematic pan-European remote sensing data through an interactive geoportal: vegetation cycle, snow probability, solar energy and fire frequency.
  • The flight paths of GPS tagged large birds such as the European Herring Gull, the Lesser Black-backed Gull and the Western Marsh Harrier are tracked in real time.
  • The flight paths of GPS tagged large birds such as the European Herring Gull, the Lesser Black-backed Gull and the Western Marsh Harrier are tracked in real time.
  • The position and sampling activities of the RV Simon Stevin in real-time.

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    Final stage of large research effort linked to LifeWatch data infrastructure
    2017-06-14 13:24:20
    On Monday June 19th Samuel Bosch will publicly defend his doctoral thesis entitled: "Marine species distributions: from data to predictive models". The defense will take place at 4 PM, Auditorium Valère Billiet, Krijgslaan 281 S8, 9000 Ghent. Promoter of this PhD is Prof. Dr. Olivier Declerck from Ghent University. Parts of this thesis were conducted in close collaboration with the VLIZ data center division and supported by LifeWatch.

    A 10 year overview of IRMNG, the Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera
    2017-06-13 13:56:54
    Earlier this week, an Open Access paper was published, featuring an overview of the 10 year history of the Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera, and explaining its way forward.

    8 June: World Oceans Day!
    2017-06-08 08:50:17
    Since 2002, June 8th has been declared World Oceans Day.

    Sound impact on fish populations
    2017-05-19 16:06:19
    The first of April was the official start of Phase II of the collaborative “PCAD4Cod”-project on the effect of sound on fish populations. Hans Slabbekoorn, associate professor at the IBL, is the principal investigator and collaborates with three PhD-students, Dr. Erwin Winter, (Wageningen Marine Research), Dr. Jan Reubens (Flanders Marine Institute) and several international experts. The Joint Industry Programme on E&P Sound and Marine Life invested € 2.000.000 into the project for the coming two years.

    Nemertea Portal launched!
    2017-05-05 15:28:54
    The Nemertea are now available through their own Portal: the World Nemertea Database.

    Nemertea and Parasite experts together at VLIZ, during a double WoRMS-LifeWatch workshop
    2017-04-28 14:17:02
    On April 24-26 2017, the Flanders Marine Institute – home of the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) – welcomed 23 editors, with expertise in Nemertea (3) and Parasites (20). Both groups were at VLIZ for the first ‘double’ LifeWatch-sponsored workshop.

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