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Our users vary from occasional website visitors to habitués frequenting several components of the Belgian LifeWatch Infrastructure. Continuously improving our services, we welcome all feedback by users or candidate users via info@lifewatch.be.

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User stories

Find out how the Belgian LifeWatch Infrastructure is used in research and beyond. These user stories can give you an idea of the wide range of applications and possibilities. Moreover, through documented approaches, workflows, scripts and tutorials, you can learn from the experiences from other users!

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Understanding mass mortality in saiga antelope population
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Promoting microbial culture collections with mars.biodiversity.aq
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Identifying African bushmeat for sale in Brussels using DNA
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Fisheries data initiatives
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Reef Life Pro app
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Finding Ocean Health in a sea of data
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LifeWatch and JERICO-NEXT join forces
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WoRMS featured in Blue Planet II
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Tuning in on porpoise FM
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Tracking the fish trails
User citations

Over 4.000 publications explicitly reference one or more of the Belgian LifeWatch infrastructure components. Discover more about these publications here.

Usage metrics

Usage of a research infrastructure by the scientific community is a primary indicator of its relevance. Different indicators demonstrate this usage for the various components of the infrastructure.

More user statistics can be found here.

Open science

In addition to the online applications LifeWatch is developing and maintaining, a number of open source software packages (mostly R packages) that support biodiversity data analysis. Additional packages and scripts, constructed by both developers and users, can be found on the various LifeWatch GitHub repositories. Tutorials and use cases assist and speed up the learning process to know how to use the Belgian LifeWatch services.

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Software & packages
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Tutorials & use cases
What’s currently happening at LifeWatch Belgium?

A lot! Frequent events and workshops bring developers and users together in order to jointly learn about the possibilities and technicalities of the infrastructure and to adapt services to user needs. Both in popular and specialized media, users communicate about their activities and findings. Moreover, our own LifeWatch reporters regularly document new features of LifeWatch Belgium and explain how they are of use to you!

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Events & Workshops
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LifeWatch news
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