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LifeWatch citizen scientists trained in ‘identification of fish from beach waters’

Added on: 2021-12-07 16:32:15 by Tavernier, Annelies
In November, the enthusiastic citizen scientists of the SeaWatch-B beach observation network were offered another opportunity for in-depth training. This time, the focus was on identifying small fish in the beach waters. Recently Seawatch-B is included as a citizen science project within LifeWatch VLIZ. ...

Catalogue of Life: 20 years of documenting life on Earth

Added on: 2021-11-08 09:30:12 by Tavernier, Annelies
This year, 2021, marks CoL's 20th anniversary and it is a time to celebrate! Milestones include reaching over 2 million accepted species and the completion of the new Catalogue of Life infrastructure. ...

European Tracking Network for fish has reached over 500 million detections

Added on: 2021-10-27 11:39:42 by Tavernier, Annelies
In recent years, fish tracking technology has revolutionized our knowledge on fish migration and behaviour. Today, the European Tracking Network (ETN) integrates the European efforts of hundreds of users, dealing with thousands of tagged fish from a multitude of species. Within this LifeWatch initiative, 500 million detections so far have taught us a lot on fish species such as Atlantic bluefin tuna, European seabass and sturgeon. ...

WoRMS endorsed as a Project Action under the Ocean Decade

Added on: 2021-10-20 10:26:56 by Vandepitte, Leen
Last week, WoRMS received endorsement by the Ocean Decade as a Project Action, entitled “Above and Beyond – Completing the World Register of Marine Species (ABC WoRMS)”. ...

New versions of the Bio-Oracle dataset v2.2 and the R package sdmpredictors v2.10.0 are available

Added on: 2021-10-04 15:58:47 by Tavernier, Annelies
Bio-Oracle provides environmental data of the world ocean for present and future climate change scenarios. These data are mainly used by Lifewatch users to link biodiversity occurrence data to environmental conditions and predict the future distribution of marine species. Recently, this dataset is improved and offers better quality for the end users. ...

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