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A "big bang" towards MolluscaBase

Added on: 2014-02-11 14:56:53 by Vandepitte, Leen
On February 6-7, Mollusca experts gathered at the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), host institute of the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), to discuss a strategy to expand the molluscan component of WoRMS to MolluscaBase. MolluscaBase will be a Global Species Database covering all marine, freshwater and terrestrial molluscs, recent and fossil. ...

Call for applications - LifeWatch grants to fill taxonomic gaps in WoRMS

Added on: 2014-01-15 14:23:30 by Vandepitte, Leen
Through LifeWatch, The Flanders Marine Institute – host of the WoRMS database – has a budget available to financially support editors to address gaps within their group. In 2014, WoRMS has access to a LifeWatch budget of 25.000€ which will be made available to the WoRMS editors through small grants.

National Geographic November issue using EEZ from Marineregions

Added on: 2013-12-03 10:28:15 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The latest National Geographic Magazine issue is using the EEZ boundaries from Marineregions in the article on Mapping a New America from Robert Ballard.

The LifeWatch Wallonia-Brussels team launches new webGIS to help biodiversity research

Added on: 2013-11-22 10:31:40 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
On this new webGIS, thematic information derived from remote sensing data can be viewed: pan-European data on the vegetation cycle, snow probability, solar energy and fire frequency. ...

The LifeWatch Taxonomic Backbone supports the WoRMS Amphipoda editors

Added on: 2013-10-22 14:46:13 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The taxonomic data management task force at VLIZ will process 250 publications to help complete the Amphipoda information in WoRMS ...

The World Register of Marine Species and the Catalogue of Life intensify their collaboration

Added on: 2013-10-14 09:20:09 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The Global Team and Editorial Board of the Catalogue of Life recently welcomed two new members of the WoRMS data management team. ...

What is Eric up to?

Added on: 2013-10-03 17:58:48 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The INBO started visualizing data from a GPS tagged Lesser Black-backed Gull, named Eric. ...

A new look for EurOBIS

Added on: 2013-10-03 17:38:47 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
To give EurOBIS more visibility and to promote its own identity, a new EurOBIS website was developed and launched. ...

Marsh harriers in Flanders, what are they doing?

Added on: 2013-07-19 15:32:30 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Follow GPS tagged marsh harriers in Flanders through the LifeWatch bird tracking network. ...

New professional book scanner at VLIZ Library

Added on: 2013-07-03 16:43:39 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The VLIZ Library purchased a new professional book scanner, which will greatly benefit the data archaeology activities within the Flemish LifeWatch project. ...

3rd FADA workshop, SMEBD Annual Council Meeting and SMEBD Annual General Meeting at VLIZ.

Added on: 2013-06-26 10:07:30 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
From 17-21 June 2013, the 3rd FADA workshop, the SMEBD Annual Council Meeting and the SMEBD Annual General Meeting were held at VLIZ. ...

Installation of a GPS tracking network for large birds

Added on: 2013-06-18 12:41:52 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
On the 18th of June 2013, a press conference was held at the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) about the installation of a GPS tracking network for large birds in Flanders. ...

Flanders gets first 'drone'

Added on: 2013-03-24 10:55:21 by Vanhoorne, Bart
UFO observers are warned: from next year onwards at least one unmanned aircraft will fly over Flanders. "The device will be used to determine the ecological value of each piece of land in Flanders," said Jurgen Tack of The Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO).

First meeting expert group on the LifeWatch marine observatory and data archaeology

Added on: 2013-03-05 12:11:08 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
On Friday the 1st of March, the expert group for the LifeWatch marine observatory and data archaeology met for the first time at the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) in Ostend, Belgium. ...

Demo LifeWatch Flanders portal at YSD 2013

Added on: 2013-02-15 10:45:45 by Waumans, Filip
The LifeWatch Flanders data portal is demoed at the VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day 2013 (Bruges, Belgium)

Taxon match being presented at the 4th iMarine Technical Committee Meeting

Added on: 2013-01-24 11:43:13 by Waumans, Filip
in Ostend, Belgium (23 - 25 January 2013)

Launch of the regional prototype portal

Added on: 2012-11-08 14:59:54 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The new website of the Flemish LifeWatch project went live on 12 November, 2012. ...

Flemish contribution to LifeWatch launched

Added on: 2012-11-07 15:17:25 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
On Tuesday 8 May 2012 the Flemish Minister of Innovation Ingrid Lieten launched the Flemish contribution to Life Watch, which will be coordinated by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) and the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). ...

Bird tracking system: prototype of a LifeWatch virtual laboratory

Added on: 2012-11-07 14:44:52 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Tracking bird movement and behaviour at multiple scales in space and time is no easy task. A team at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) developed a flexible, state of the art, Bird Tracking System, the UvA-BiTS ( It is a prototype of a LifeWatch virtual lab. ...

LifeWatch research infrastructure starts construction in 2011

Added on: 2012-11-07 14:44:28 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The initial country consortium establishing the LifeWatch research infrastructure agreed to finance the start-up activities for the infrastructure construction. These countries will host the Common Facilities of LifeWatch. ...