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European Ocean Biogeographic Information System (EurOBIS) celebrates its 15th anniversary

Added on: 2019-11-05 17:08:03 by Fockedey, Nancy
Established in 2004, EurOBIS aims at centralising and making available the largely scattered marine species biogeographic data in Europe. Today – 15 years later – it hosts no less than 24 million distribution records of 62.299 species. Thanks to EurOBIS and the effort of many scientists working on a voluntary basis, these valuable data have a second life. ...

Fossil Isopods available in WoRMS

Added on: 2019-10-31 15:09:24 by Vandepitte, Leen
All the Isopod fossil species names have been added to WoRMS, with a link to their original description & type locality! ...

LifeWatch web-services allow fuzzy matching on the Catalogue of Life

Added on: 2019-09-16 09:30:48 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Catalogue of Life (CoL) was already available through the LifeWatch taxon match services, but the service has now been upgraded, allowing a fuzzy match similar to WoRMS! ...

Spanish taxonomy and WoRMS

Added on: 2019-08-08 15:14:32 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) was adopted as a standard for the Spanish master list of marine invertebrates. ...

WoRMS species counts revised!

Added on: 2019-06-13 16:22:05 by Vandepitte, Leen
Due to incomplete environment information, the counts of marine species in WoRMS were biased by entries lacking a “non-marine” flag. This has now been corrected. ...

Awardees for the 2019 WoRMS Achievement & Early Career Researchers Award known

Added on: 2019-05-22 13:40:07 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
This year’s winners of the WoRMS Achievement Award and the WoRMS Early Career Researchers Award are Rob van Soest and Barna Páll-Gergely respectively. ...

Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for WoRMS sub-registers

Added on: 2019-05-15 09:26:10 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Following the example of WoRMS, a number of its Global, Regional and Thematic Species Databases now also have a DOI assigned to them! ...

WoRMS and the Australian Faunal Directory sign a Memorandum of Understanding

Added on: 2019-05-08 09:31:25 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
This Memorandum of Understanding provides the basis for a collaboration and data exchange between AFD and WoRMS. ...

WoRMS: now truly marine and extant!

Added on: 2019-04-30 11:57:19 by Vandepitte, Leen
A new functionality on the World Register of Marine Species now easily allows the search and display options to be limited to only marine and extant species. ...

WoRMS press release: Ten remarkable new marine species from 2018

Added on: 2019-03-19 10:12:19 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
This year we have released our list of the top-ten marine species of 2018 to coincide with World Taxonomist Appreciation day - March 19th! ...

The digitized “Challenger Report” now hosted at VLIZ

Added on: 2019-01-28 14:31:19 by Vandepitte, Leen
All the Reports of the Scientific Results of the "Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger, Zoology" are again available through www.19thcenturyscience.org, now hosted at the Flanders Marine Institute, home of WoRMS. ...

WoRMS and Alive Fundació sign an MoU

Added on: 2018-12-17 09:42:32 by Vandepitte, Leen
Recently, WoRMS and the Alive Fundació signed a collaboration agreement. The Alive Fundació will use the WoRMS taxonomy for its SeaLife Collection, and WoRMS will be given access to their enormous media database, supporting WoRMS in achieving its goal to have an image available for each marine species. ...

Nemys/Lifewatch follow-up workshop sets goals to include freshwater, terrestrial & parasitic species

Added on: 2018-10-10 21:38:00 by Campinas Bezerra, Tânia
From 5-7 September 2018 the second Nemys Editors Workshop was held at Ghent University, Belgium ...

How to inventory the names of all species on Earth

Added on: 2018-09-12 15:33:04 by Fockedey, Nancy
Marine biologists say they have demonstrated an e-solution to the management of the millions of names of animals and plants on Earth that other biologists could adopt. ...

DiatomBase Portal launched!

Added on: 2018-06-27 09:18:16 by Vandepitte, Leen
After more than 2 years of preparations, the DiatomBase portal is now officially launched. ...

Talitraits: Feeding the Talitridae species in WoRMS with a variety of ecological information

Added on: 2018-06-05 16:25:49 by Vandepitte, Leen
Last week - on May 30 and 31st – 8 thematic experts on Talitridae came together for the first time during a LifeWatch-WoRMS sponsored workshop. The workshop took place at the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research in Crete, where it was organized back-to-back with the 8th International Sandy Beaches Symposium (ISBS). The group focused on identifying relevant traits for the Talitridae, and adding this data through the Amphipoda Species Database. ...

WRiMS: reporting introduced species in WoRMS 2.0

Added on: 2018-05-24 12:35:40 by Lanssens, Thomas
On 23 April 2018, a number of editors of the World Register of Introduced Species (WRiMS) started a three day workshop in the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ). These three days were used to evaluate, complete and improve the content of this WoRMS thematic register (TSD). ...

Early Career & Achievement Award granted to François Le Coze and Geoff Read

Added on: 2018-05-17 17:37:41 by Vanhoorne, Bart
The 2nd WoRMS Early Career Researchers and 3rd WoRMS Achievement Award were granted respectively to François Le Coze and Geoff Read. Congratulations! ...

WoRMS press release: Celebrating a Decade of the World Register of Marine Species

Added on: 2018-04-23 09:01:17 by Vandepitte, Leen
In 2018, to celebrate a decade of WoRMS' existence, it was decided to compile a list of our top marine species, both for 2017 and for the previous decade. ...

Scleractinian WoRMS portal launched

Added on: 2018-04-19 16:15:03 by Hoeksema, Bert
The scleractinian corals are now accessible though their own list portal. This World List contains over 1 500 accepted names of extant species and is one of the most complete existing resources for scleractinian taxa ...

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