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Big brother is watching you!

Added on: 2016-12-08 14:01:15 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Find out more about the four Birdcams currently installed in the Belgian Marine LifeWatch Observatory ...

The LifeWatch Wallonia-Brussels team publishes their ecotope database of the Walloon region

Added on: 2016-11-24 10:17:24 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
This prototype of object-based landscape description provides more than 80 biotic and abiotic variables for functionally homogeneous landscape units. Online navigation tools help you navigate through the integrated information layers and the database is available for ecological modelers. ...

Heading south or north: novel insights on European silver eel Anguilla anguilla migration in the North Sea

Added on: 2016-11-22 11:04:56 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
New publication about the Fish Acoustic Receiver Network ...

Nutritional Stress Causes Heterogeneous Relationships with Multi-Trait FA in Lesser Black-Backed Gull Chicks

Added on: 2016-11-22 10:15:58 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Interesting new publication about an aviary experiment ...

Does rain trigger the migration of silver eels?

Added on: 2016-11-07 10:57:03 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
In order to try and answer this question, Pieterjan Verhelst tagged an additional 36 silver eels for his doctoral research as part of the Belgian LifeWatch infrastructure. ...

LifeWatchGreece Special Collection in Biodiversity Data Journal

Added on: 2016-11-04 10:08:18 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The LifeWatchGreece Special Collection is now available in Biodiversity Data Journal, with a series of articles highlighting key contributions to the large-scale European LifeWatch RI. ...

Why was there higher than usual vegetation greenness in Italian Alps valleys?

Added on: 2016-11-03 11:39:41 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Read all about it in the next issue of the Bulletin of Land Surface Dynamics (first half of 2016)!

New version of the Maritime Boundaries

Added on: 2016-10-21 10:40:00 by Claus, Simon
In this new release, Marine Regions updates the global Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) (version 9), and launches the completely new datasets for Territorial Seas (TS), Contiguous Zones (CZ), Internal Waters (IW) and Archipelagic Waters (AW). ...

New Steering Committee, Chair and Vice-chair in place for WoRMS

Added on: 2016-10-17 12:30:46 by Vandepitte, Leen
Following the nominations and elections earlier this year for a number of positions within the Steering Committee (SC), the new WoRMS SC, with a newly elected chair and vice-chair is in place. ...

World List of Tardigrada launched

Added on: 2016-10-17 11:40:24 by Vandepitte, Leen
The World List of Tardigrada is now available! ...

New EMODnet Biology Blog

Added on: 2016-09-22 16:26:46 by Claus, Simon
A new EMODnet biology blog has been launched. The blog will be used to share thoughts and ideas on the products EMODnet biology is developing. The first post is about the gridded zooplankton time series of the North Atlantic.

LifeWatch support in 2015-2016 made it possible to make WoRMS more complete

Added on: 2016-09-22 09:55:42 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
In 2015-2016, LifeWatch funded several activities directly leading to the improvement and further completion of the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). LifeWatch has invested in data grants, meetings and workshops, leading to the addition of thousands of new names to WoRMS, a revision of (tens of) thousands already available names, and the development of new portals and tools, helping the user and editor community in accessing and utilizing WoRMS. ...

LifeWatch Summer Students 2016

Added on: 2016-09-15 11:17:19 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
During July and August 2016, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) employed several summer students, of which 11 were assigned to the Flemish LifeWatch infrastructure. ...

WoRCS Project Report published in the open access journal Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO)

Added on: 2016-09-14 00:58:53 by Gerovasileiou, Vasilis
The report of the first Editor Workshop of the WoRCS initiative (22-25 February 2016, Oostende, Belgium), co-authored by the WoRCS Editor Group and the WoRMS Data Management Team, was published today in the open access journal Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO). ...

The LifeWatch Gulls and Harriers: who are they, what do they do, and where are they going?

Added on: 2016-09-02 14:58:46 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The bird GPS data from June 2013 to August 2016 reveals a lot of peculiar foraging behavior and interesting migration patterns. This is now disclosed in a renewed webpage. ...

New in the Belgian LifeWatch Marine Observatory: Cetacean Passive Acoustic Network

Added on: 2016-08-17 13:40:22 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Recently, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) started with the construction of a permanent Cetacean Passive Acoustic Network in the Belgian Part of the North Sea (BPNS), as part of the Belgian LifeWatch Marine Observatory, to record the presence of harbour porpoises and dolphins. ...

New: water tanks for marine organisms at the Marine Station Ostend

Added on: 2016-08-10 21:59:26 by Fockedey, Nancy
The Flanders Marine Institute puts at the disposal of marine researchers a cold store with three large sea water tanks for tests with marine organisms. ...

IRMNG transfer to VLIZ now complete, 2016 release now available

Added on: 2016-07-19 13:51:36 by Vandepitte, Leen
The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera (IRMNG) now hosted at VLIZ, plus new data available in 2016 release ...

Call for applications - LifeWatch funding available to organize editor workshops

Added on: 2016-07-14 15:32:39 by Vandepitte, Leen
Through LifeWatch, The Flanders Marine Institute – host of the WoRMS database – has a budget available to financially support editors to address a number of priority gaps within WoRMS. This can be done through the organization of an editor-workshop. ...


Added on: 2016-07-14 09:43:35 by Vandepitte, Leen
The WoRMS Steering Committee decided that the WoRMS database should receive a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), identical to the DOIs that get assigned to scientific publications. ...