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LifeWatch support in 2014 made it possible to make WoRMS more complete

Added on: 2015-07-31 12:18:57 by Vandepitte, Leen
In 2014, LifeWatch funded several activities directly leading to the improvement and further completion of the World Register of Marine Species. LifeWatch has invested in data grants, meetings and workshops, leading to the addition of more than 7.600 new names to WoRMS, a revision of almost 19.000 names and the development of new portals and tools, helping the user and editor community in accessing and utilizing WoRMS. ...

BLOGPOST: Bird tracking explorer released

Added on: 2015-07-02 14:31:29 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
LifeWatch INBO has developed an open source tool to let you explore the bird tracking data. ...

Did lack of food contribute to the death of 120 000 saiga antelopes?

Added on: 2015-06-30 10:59:54 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
See how unusual snow and vegetation greenness at the end of the migration period could have been critical to the survival of this endangered species.

LifeWatch INBO is looking for an Open Data Publisher

Added on: 2015-06-29 17:03:36 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Vacancy for open data publisher at the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)

Successful WoRMS Steering Committee meeting on June 8th – highlights

Added on: 2015-06-26 12:00:33 by Vandepitte, Leen
The WoRMS Steering Committee held its meeting on June 8th – World Oceans Day! – at the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) in Crete. ...

BLOG POST: Using CartoDB to visualize how far birds migrate in a single night

Added on: 2015-06-19 10:12:46 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Read about the nightlife of birds in this latest LifeWatch INBO blog post! ...

Meet Joana, the 100th tagged bird!

Added on: 2015-06-04 17:44:21 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The GPS tracking network for large birds now includes over 100 tagged birds ...

WoRMS Steering Committee (SC) meeting 8 Jun 2015 in Crete, Greece

Added on: 2015-06-04 16:34:28 by Vandepitte, Leen
The next WoRMS SC meeting will be held on 2015-06-08, back to back with an EMODNet Marine Species Traits and EU-BON meeting. ...

The Empowering Biodiversity Research Conference was a big success!

Added on: 2015-06-03 11:26:16 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
This enjoyable and very informative day in the Palace of the Academies definitely helped to empower biodiversity research in Belgium. ...

BLOG POST: There and back again: gull migration data visualized

Added on: 2015-06-02 12:26:11 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Read some interesting gull migrating stories in this latest LifeWatch INBO blog post! ...

Renewed for an even better unlocking of European marine biodiversity data

Added on: 2015-05-29 13:13:35 by Fockedey, Nancy
By means of the grand data network project EMODnet (video), Europe aims in the forthcoming years to unlock all available marine observations and data in order to make them accessible to diverse users. Concerning the biological data, heaps of data and attractive data products are made freely available through the recently renewed website ...

BLOG POST: Breeding birds atlas 2000-2002 published as open data

Added on: 2015-05-11 14:33:21 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
LifeWatch INBO published the observation data used for the in 2004 published "Atlas van de Vlaamse broedvogels 2000-2002" ...

The Freshwater Information Platform is launched

Added on: 2015-05-08 14:01:10 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Four European research institutes have launched an online platform to make information from a large set of freshwater ecosystem research activities accessible to all. The Freshwater Information Platform offers a forum for information exchange and open-access publishing of maps and data, and aims to stimulate cutting-edge research and collaborations in the field. The Platform provides a unique and comprehensive knowledge base for sustainable and evidence-based management of our threatened freshwater ecosystems and the resources they provide. ...

EMODNet Jamboree and Public Conference - 20-22 October 2015

Added on: 2015-04-27 13:21:29 by Claus, Simon
The next general EMODnet Biology meeting will take place 21-22 October, 2015 in Oostende, Belgium. The meeting will be co-organised with the other EMODnet thematic project meetings, and will be preceded by a Public Conference with all EMODnet Partners and different external stakeholders (20 October 2015, De Grote Post, Oostende). ...

Third issue of the Bulletin of Land Surface Dynamics (second half of 2014) is now available online.

Added on: 2015-04-20 11:22:34 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Bulletin of the LifeWatch Wallonia-Brussels project is now available for download. ...

SMEBD dissolved by decision of the council

Added on: 2015-04-17 20:43:41 by SMEBD Council
The SMEBD council would like to officially inform you that the Society for the Management of Electronic Biodiversity Data (SMEBD) has been dissolved by decision of the council. ...

FixO3 workshop yields many new users of the Belgian LifeWatch e-Lab

Added on: 2015-04-16 15:34:19 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
LifeWatch, EurOBIS and EMODnet Biology were presented at the FixO3 workshop in Bremen. ...

Current open positions at the GBIF Secretariat

Added on: 2015-04-16 15:31:40 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The GBIF Secretariat currently has three job openings within the informatics team based in Copenhagen. ...

LifeWatch supports the Catalogue of Life Global Team meeting @VLIZ

Added on: 2015-04-07 11:01:28 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The Global Team and Board of Directors of the Catalogue of Life have met at the Flanders Marine Institute to discuss the strategic plan for the Catalogue and how these goals can be accomplished. Back-to-back with these meetings, a mini-symposium was organized, offering a discussion platform to users, providers and related networks and initiatives to the Catalogue of Life. ...

World Register of Marine Introduced Species (WRIMS) officially launched

Added on: 2015-03-17 08:46:21 by Vandepitte, Leen
WRIMS – a database of introduced and invasive alien marine species – has officially been released to the public. It includes more than 1,400 marine species worldwide, compiled through the collaboration with international initiatives and study of almost 2,500 publications. ...