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GBIF has awarded its 2014 Ebbe Nielsen Prize to Tony Rees

Added on: 2014-07-15 09:55:53 by Vandepitte, Leen
GBIF has awarded its prestigious Ebbe Nielsen Prize for 2014 to Tony Rees, whose groundbreaking informatics tools have significantly advanced the delivery of data about life on Earth. ...

LifeWatch Belgium Project Meeting

Added on: 2014-07-02 09:54:18 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
On Thursday June 19th 2014, an important LifeWatch Belgium project meeting was organized at the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) in Oostende (Belgium). ...

Third meeting of the LifeWatch expert group

Added on: 2014-06-25 11:03:58 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
On Friday June 13th 2014, the expert group for the LifeWatch marine observatory and data archaeology met for the third time at the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) in Ostend, Belgium. ...

Ocean Sampling Day!

Added on: 2014-06-24 12:26:31 by Mortelmans, Jonas
Never before so many people contributed to a simultaneous sampling of the ocean. On the occasion of ‘Ocean Sampling Day’ (21 June 2014) oceanographers and citizens on not less than 187 sites worldwide have been taking seawater samples in order to unveil the secrets of microbial life in the ocean. VLIZ participated in this global exercise by taking samples with its research vessel Simon Stevin in the Belgian part of the North Sea, which generated a lot of attention from national and international press. ...

Three PhD scholarships available within LifeWatch

Added on: 2014-06-18 09:47:54 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The research topics of the three PhD projects focus on (1) eDNA, (2) the microbial food web and (3) zooplankton research in the Belgian part of the North Sea. ...

LifeWatch marine technical meeting at HCMR

Added on: 2014-06-17 13:42:35 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
As an outcome of the 2nd LifeWatch e-Infrastructure Construction Operational Meeting in Granada earlier this year, a LifeWatch - marine meeting was organized from 3rd-5th of June at the Hellenic Centre of Marine Research in Crete. ...

WoRMS goes fossil

Added on: 2014-05-26 12:22:13 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The LifeWatch taxonomic backbone invests in capturing information on fossil ranges in the World Register of Marine Species ...

All GPS data of the LifeWatch sensor network for large birds becomes available

Added on: 2014-05-07 14:38:53 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The GPS data of the tagged birds, generated since June 2013, reveals interesting migration patterns and bird behavior ...

LifeWatch INBO publishes 440.000+ fish occurrences as open data

Added on: 2014-04-15 14:15:22 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Making the INBO fish occurrence data available to everyone using GBIF tools and CC0. ...

The LifeWatch taxonomic backbone is expanding

Added on: 2014-04-09 14:07:54 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The Interim Register for Marine and Nonmarine Genera (IRMNG) will move from CSIRO to VLIZ and will become a new contributor to the LifeWatch taxonomic backbone. ...

Bulletin of the LifeWatch Wallonia-Brussels project available online

Added on: 2014-03-18 11:27:11 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
This first issue of the bulletin summarizes three land surface dynamics during the year 2013 in Europe: the snow, the vegetation phenology and the fires extent. ...

Presentation of the LifeWatch Zooplankton Sample Library and demo at YSD 2014

Added on: 2014-03-10 09:28:02 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The LifeWatch Zooplankton Sample Library and its use case were demonstrated at the VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day 2014 (March 7th, Bruges, Belgium). ...

Demo LifeWatch data services and use cases at YSD 2014

Added on: 2014-03-10 09:25:53 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The LifeWatch data services and use cases were demonstrated at the VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day 2014 (March 7th, Bruges, Belgium). ...

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. ...