The 2nd WoRMS Early Career Researchers and 3rd WoRMS Achievement Award were granted respectively to François Le Coze and Geoff Read. Congratulations!
Also, the WoRMS Achievement Award was awarded to Geoff Read for the major and very detailed contributions he has made to WoRMS in the past years, and his input & constructive feedback during his time on the Steering Committee. Geoff is one of the editors that have always been given positive & constructive feedback on the work of the DMT, and has been very helpful in identifying technical issues and helping to work towards good solutions. He is the driving force behind The World Polychaeta Database (http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta) and one of the (chief) editors taking on a communication role towards his community through Twitter (he has 1052 followers) and is a source of tweet-inspirations for WoRMS too. In 2015, he rose the idea of joining forces with other worm-editors, to create an AnnelidaBase (in analogy with MolluscaBase) and to work across environments during this exercise, so including marine and non-marine taxa and involving the relevant experts. In 2017 he led a LifeWatch-WoRMS workshop to bring all these editors together and to discuss the actions needed to launch AnnelidaBase. The award was presented during the 5th World Conference of Marine Biodiversity (Canada, Montreal, 16 May 2018).