World Register of Marine Species inaugurated with first 122,500 validated names, at VLIZ in Ostend (Belgium)

Added on: 2008-06-24 11:04:43 by Ward Appeltans
Marking the World Register's official inauguration, some 55 researchers from 17 countries met in Belgium to plan its completion by 2010. Leading World Register experts independently estimate that about 230,000 marine species are known to science. They also believe there are three times as many unknown (unnamed) marine species as known, for a grand total on Earth that could surpass 1 million. ...

Gigantic poster advertises a million species undersea, and most awaiting a name

Added on: 2008-05-08 10:00:57 by Ward Appeltans
WorMS is being showcased on a series of gigantic (75m long) one Million-Word Street Posters in Christchurch (New Zealand). ...

WoRMS logo competition

Added on: 2008-04-25 14:35:11 by Ward Appeltans
We still haven’t got a nice logo for our World Register of Marine Species. Therefore we launch a call for logo’s. The WoRMS logo will be used on the website and on promotional material, such as presentations, brochures, posters, etc. ...

WoRMS presented at IMDIS 2008 in Athens (Greece)

Added on: 2008-04-24 14:16:06 by Ward Appeltans
Francisco Hernandez, Manager of the VLIZ data centre, presented WoRMS at the International Conference on Marine Data and Information Systems in Athens on 31 March 2008. ...

In Memoriam Professor Alan Southward

Added on: 2008-03-18 16:21:03 by Ward Appeltans
Alan Southward was a world expert on the taxonomy of barnacles.