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The Interim Register for Marine and Nonmarine Genera (IRMNG) will move from CSIRO to VLIZ
Added on: 2014-04-09 08:47:19 by Vandepitte, Leen
The database manager of IRMNG is looking for a new host institute for his database. The Flanders Marine Institute has launched an offer, which has recently been accepted by CSIRO, the current host institute of IRMNG and its curator Tony Rees. ... [Read more]
WoRMS Steering Committee re-newed
Added on: 2014-04-07 11:54:02 by Vandepitte, Leen
The WoRMS Steering Committee welcomes Gustav Paulay as new member. In addition, Sabine Stöhr will serve another three years on the SC. ... [Read more]
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. ... [Read more]
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.
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Call for nominations for the WoRMS Steering Committee
Added on: 2014-01-15 14:03:46 by Vendepitte, Leen
During the Steering Committee meeting of December 2012, it was decided that each year, a number of Steering Committee positions would be opened for new nominations. This provides both stability and a certain rotation in the membership. ... [Read more]
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 ... [Read more]
The World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) and the Catalogue of Life (CoL) intensify their collaboration
Added on: 2013-10-18 11:14:06 by Fockedey, Nancy
The Catalogue of Life (CoL) has the ambitious objective to list all species that occur worldwide, on land and at sea. There was already a contribution to this initiative from the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), but recently Leen Vandepitte and Wim Decock– both working in the VLIZ data centre for the WoRMS data management team – became member of the ' CoL Global Team ' and the ' CoL Editorial Board’, repsectively. This enables them to actively participate in the scientific basis and products of this grand biodiversity initiative. ... [Read more]
WoRMS, represented by Dr Mark Costello is an Award finalist for the ASAP award
Added on: 2013-10-02 09:44:07 by Vandepitte, Leen
PLOS has announced the finalists for the Accelarating Science Award Program and WoRMS has made it to the final six! ... [Read more]
New webpage on meetings and congresses focussed on echinoderms launched
Added on: 2013-08-05 10:37:13 by Vandepitte, Leen
The Echinoderm Files website provides information on all articles and abstracts published in the proceedings of the International Echinoderm Conferences and the European Conferences on Echinoderms ... [Read more]
Marine Regions Webservices launched
Added on: 2013-08-02 11:48:33 by Claus, Simon
As a user or developer you can now use the Marine Gazetteer webservices to feed your own application with the Marine Gazetteer standardized list of georeferenced marine place names and marine areas. Currently, we support both Restful and SOAP methods for accessing the services. [Read more]
WoRMS included in data management software product
Added on: 2013-07-10 14:04:20 by Costello, Mark
Thomson Ecology will soon include and distribute WoRMS within their data management software. This is the first formal agreement with a commercial company by WoRMS even though many users may be from commercial organisations. ... [Read more]
Amphipoda editorial team mobilized and World Amphipoda database launched
Added on: 2013-07-01 10:49:05 by Vandepitte, Leen
To provide sufficient expert knowledge for maintaining the database, we have now (2013) formed an editorial team to whom the queries on particular Amphipoda taxa should be addressed. The total number of Amphipoda editors is now 30, each with their own area of expertise.
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New Steering Committee, Chair and Vice-chair in place for WoRMS
Added on: 2013-06-19 16:06:47 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.
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New taxonomic collaboration resource launched by WoRMS Porifera editors
Added on: 2013-05-25 10:00:33 by Costello, Mark
SpongeMaps (www.spongemaps.org) is an online, password protected “collaboration-in-the-cloud”, built specifically for those working on the difficult taxonomy of sponges (Porifera), but likely with more global utility across other phyla. ... [Read more]
The World Register of Deep Sea Species is pleased to announce the availability of our first iOS app: Deep Sea ID v1.0
Added on: 2013-03-20 12:39:42 by Vandepitte, Leen
The app is free to download and works on both iPhone and iPad. It allows offline access to the World Register of Deep-Sea Species and currently stores taxonomic information for over 20,000 deep-sea species, over 350 high-resolution photographs of deep-sea specimens and much more. ... [Read more]
Report on the WoRMS editor workshop in Vienna available
Added on: 2013-03-12 11:21:06 by Vandepitte, Leen
On February 21st, we held our WoRMS editor workshop in Vienna. Although we did not have a massive turnout (11 people in total), we did have a very good workshop, with valuable feedback and discussions.
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In memory of Carlo Heip
Added on: 2013-02-26 02:16:48 by Costello, Mark
One of the world’s great marine biologists has passed away. ... [Read more]
PRESS RELEASE: The World Register of Marine Species (2013) PLOS Collections launched!
Added on: 2013-01-09 23:09:14 by Costello, Mark
This Collection has been created by the editors of the World Register of Marine Species, an open-access online database which holds information on all marine species, and some of their freshwater and terrestrial relatives. The WoRMS database contains species names, synonyms, sources and a range of other information, as described in the collection overview paper (Costello et al. 2012). ... [Read more]
Launch of the African Register of Marine Species (AfReMaS)
Added on: 2012-12-11 13:00:05 by BelHassen, Malika
We are pleased to announce the launch of the African Register of Marine Species (AfReMaS). It aims to compile and manage an authoritative list of species occurring along African marine coasts. It tries to provide the most up-to-date taxonomy edited by taxonomic experts. ... [Read more]
Launch of the World Register of Deep-Sea Species (WoRDSS)
Added on: 2012-12-04 14:18:16 by Horton, Tammy
We are pleased to announce the launch of the World Register of Deep-Sea Species, a new web portal in close collaboration with the WoRMS team at VLIZ and with the help of the taxonomic editors. The World Register of Deep-Sea species aims to bring together the most up-to-date taxonomy with a suite of identification tools (online keys, monographs and papers) recommended by taxonomic experts. ... [Read more]
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