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LifeWatch-WoRMS WRIMS Editor Workshop

This workshop is aimed at the taxonomic and thematic editors of the World Register of Introduced Marine Species (WRIMS).

Objectives of the workshop:

  • Improve data quality and availability of WRIMS
  • Incorporate information from researcher’s databases to WRIMS
  • Learn more about the available online tools in WoRMS so the WRIMS editors can more easily incorporate taxonomic and geographic information into WRIMS
  • Showcase the resources available in WRIMS to both the scientific community and general public
  • Plan how WRIMS fits into the IAS landscape and coordinates with related activities

Aimed outcomes of the workshop:

  • This workshop will provide an invaluable opportunity for knowledge exchange among editors
  • A more efficient coordination among editors, as well as between the editors and the WoRMS Data Management Team
  • Increased engagement and enthusiasm of WRIMS editors to improve its content
  • Editors will learn how to use all the available online tools and be more efficient editing and adding content to WRIMS
  • This workshop will be the start of a comprehensive revision of the WRIMS’ contents
  • Co-authored paper about WRIMS as it is now
  • Plans for synergetic collaboration with related initiatives (journals, OBIS, INVASIVENET, etc.)
Wandelaarkaai 7
8400 Oostende
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 09:00 to Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 17:00