Through the WoRMS Steering Committee, WoRMS has formal agreements with GBIF, Encyclopedia of Life, Species 2000 and others. The WoRMS Steering Committee approves the provision of copies of WoRMS, and other databases to third parties upon application.
    WoRMS is the official taxonomic reference list for OBIS, and has been similarly licensed to 195 organizations around the world (see overview below). This register of species names will promote accuracy, eliminate redundancy, and overall serve to strengthen other species initiatives in providing reliable, scientifically accurate information on the web.


    Users overview

    Are using our web services and/or provide deeplinks to WoRMS

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      Archaeology and Natural History, The Australian National University, Australia
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      Base pour l'Inventaire des Observations Subaquatiques (BioObs), France
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      Biodata Mining Group, Bielefeld University, Germany
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      Biodiversity Virtual e-Laboratory (BioVeL) Project, Cardiff University, UK
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      Biological Information System for Marine Life (BISMaL), Japan
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      BlueBRIDGE, Italian National Research Council, Italy
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      British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC), UK
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      Circolo Attività Subacquee Chieri, Sezione Didattica, Italy
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      Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), NOAA, USA
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      Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science (PANGAEA), University of Bremen, Germany
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      Department of Marine Sciences, University of the Aegean, Greece
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      Données d'Observations pour la Reconnaissance et l'Identification de la faune et de la flore Subaquatique (DORIS), France
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      Ecopath with Ecosim (EwE), University of British Columbia, Canada
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      Ecospan Environmental Limited, UK
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      EMODNet Portal for Biology, EU
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      Encyclopedia of Life, Smithsonian Institution, USA
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      Environmental Information Management (EIM) database, Washington State Department of Ecology, USA
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      ETI BioInformatics, Netherlands
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      European Environment Agency, EUNIS, Denmark
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      Fisheries Linked Open Data at the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department of FAO, Italy
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      Foraminifera.eu Project, Germany
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      Gaiaguide, Australia
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      Gardline Marine Sciences group, UK
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      GenBank, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), USA
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      Global Biotic Interactions (GloBI), Oakland
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      Global Genome Initiative, Smithsonian Institution, US
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      Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida Atlantic University, USA
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      HELCOM, Helsinki, Finland
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      Ifremer, Laboratoire des sciences de l’Environnement MARin (LEMAR), France
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      iMarine Project, Europe
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      Information system on Aquatic Non-Indigenous and Cryptogenic Species (AquaNIS), Lithuania
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      Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Centre de Recherche Halieutique Méditerranéenne et Tropicale, France
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      Institut National de Recherche Halieutique (INRH), Morocco
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      International Institute for Species Exploration, USA
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      L’Agence des aires marines protégées, France
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      MariLim Gesellschaft für Gewässeruntersuchung mbH, Germany
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      Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN), UK
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      Marine Research Lab, Zoological Institute RAS, Russia
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      Marine Resource Modelling Group, University of Strathclyde Dept. Mathematics and Statistics, UK
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      Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Fisheries and Oceans, Canada
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      Mikrotax.org - pforams, University College London, UK
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      MIT Sea Grant College Program, USA
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      National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas (IBSS), Ukraine
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      National benthic database, University of Bordeaux, France
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      Nationalpark-Verwaltung Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer, Wilhelmshaven, Germany
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      Natura Esperire/Experience Annalisa Tassini, Italy
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      Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, USA
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      Natural History Museum Rotterdam, Marine Invertebrates, Netherlands
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      Observation.org, Netherlands
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      Opale Surfcasting, France
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      Open Tree of Life, USA
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      PAPARA(ZZ)I Annotation tool, Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany
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      Pelagos & Assemble databases, Station Biologique de Roscoff, France
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      PhD on taxonomy of cyclopoida, University of Baghdad, Iraq
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      Russell Renka - Shell List, Southeast Missouri State University, USA
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      San Diego Supercomputer Center, USA
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      School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK
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      Scratchpads, Natural History Museum (NHM), UK
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      SeaDataNet, IMARES Wageningen UR, Netherlands
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      Specimen seashells, Conchology Inc., Philippines
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      Sponge Barcoding Project, Germany
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      strandvondsten.nl, Utrecht, The Netherlands
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      Taxonome, University of Sheffield, UK
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      The Crab Database (crabdatabase.info), Czech Republic
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      The United States Antarctic Program at the National Museum of Natural History, USA
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      Validate taxonomy of their marine species, Government Department of Conservation Services, Bermuda
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      Wikipedia FR, France
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      Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Received access to download a monthly copy of WoRMS

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      A lexicon/dictionary for marine biology for research purposes
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      School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, and National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM), Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre, UK
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      A review on bioactive compounds produced by marine organisms
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      Centre for Marine and Environmental Studies (CESAM) & Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal
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      Access from a Cruise Annotation Software
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      Ocean Networks Canada, University of Victoria, Canada
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      Adding hierarchical classification to bryozoan species
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      Dep. Earth Sciences, Natural History Museum (NHM), London, UK
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      Advertisement
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      Saatchi & Saatchi, New Zealand
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      Animal Project
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      Wikipedia NL, NL
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      Application to see & submit record of marine biodiversity
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      Dengun Lda., Portugal
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      Assure NCBl's taxonomy database is as accurate as possible
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      Taxonomy Group, Genbank, National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, USA
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      Automate dataset modifications with recent Scleractinia taxonomy
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      ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
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      AVANO
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      IFREMER, France
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      Backbone taxonomy of all marine organisms found on US the continental shelf
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      Global Genome Initiative, Smithsonian Institution, US
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      Background data for developing a method to examine the impacts and introduction pathways of marine invasive species
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      Department of Energy and Process Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
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      Base line studies of bottom fauna from the West coast of Greenland
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      National Environmental Research Institute, Aarhus University, Dept. of Marine Ecology, Denmark
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      BEAST Database
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      Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies (IMARES), Netherlands
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      BIOCEAN
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      IFREMER, France
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      Biogéographie & Systématique des crustacés tropicaux
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      IRENAV, BCRM Brest, Ecole navale et groupe des écoles du Poulmic, France
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      Biological fouling website for Brazilian Navy
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      K2 Sistemas, Brasil
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      Biomedical text mining tool
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      Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, Spain
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      BOLD
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      Marine Barcode of Life (MarBOL), Canada
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      Build a database of all sequenced marine species
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      Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI), Shenzhen, China
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      Build benthic invertebrate species database and its feeding behaviors
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      Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, USA
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      Bulk taxon match
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      The Marine Biological Association- Data Archive Centre (DASSH), UK
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      Catalogue of Life in Taiwan (TaiBNET)
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      Academia Sinica, Biodiversity Research Center, Taiwan
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      Characterize the zooplankton biodiversity in the Gulf of Mexico
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      Departamento de Biotecnologia Marina, Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (CICESE), Mexico
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      Classification of Mollusca specimens, private shell collection
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      Filipe Medina de Sousa, Portugal
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      Clean PaleoDB data
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      Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen, Germany
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      Compare fossil taxa against extant marine taxa
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      University of California, Berkeley, Integrative Biology, US
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      Compare marine invasive species to all marine species.
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      Leigh Marine Laboratory, University of Auckland, New Zealand
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      Computational Bioscience Research Centre (CBRC)
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      King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
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      Contribute to Deep-Sea Coral Research and Technology Program (DSC-RTP) National Database
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      National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research, USA
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      Coral identification iOS application
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      Personal, US
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      Create coral reef system health decision support system
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      The Nature Conservancy, Houston, Texas, USA
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      Creating an internal data entry and data management database
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      Marine Ecological Surveys Ltd, UK
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      CReefs
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      AIMS, Australia
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      Custom dictionary MS Word
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      Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), Lowestoft, UK
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      Data exchanges between FishBase and SeaLifeBase (MoU)
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      Quantitative Aquatics, Sto. Domingo, Philippines
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      Didactic material
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      Circolo attività Subacquee Chieri, Italy
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      Distributional change shift / climate change
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      Bangor University, School of Ocean Sciences, UK
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      ECAT
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      GBIF, Denmark
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      Environmental monitoring
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      Petrobras, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
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      Examine differences between (non-)indigenous marine species
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      Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
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      Family & genus species statistics
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      Queen's University Marine Laboratory (QML), Belfast, Ireland
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      Fauna Ibérica Project
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      Universidade da Coruña, Spain
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      FMAP
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      Dalhousie University, Canada
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      Genomic studie of Crustaceans
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      Molecular, Ecology, Evolution and Phylogenetics research group, University of Sydney, Australia
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      German Marine Monitoring Programme
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      Federal Environmental Agency, Germany
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      Global database of images and videos for all sea life species
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      Aniol S.L., UK
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      Global Names Index
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      GBIF, Denmark
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      Greek Taxon Information System (GTIS)
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      LifeWatchGreece (LWG), Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), Greece
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      Identify and assess existing uses of marine genetic resources
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      POMC Consulting (One World Analytics), Lancaster, UK
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      Indexing system
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      Diveboard.com, France
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      Indian OBIS node
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      Centre for Marine Living Resources & Ecology. Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India, India
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      Information systems on non-indigenous species (NIS)
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      CORPI, Klaipeda University, Lithuania
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      Integrated repository for marine data in the Macaronesian region (REDMIC)
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      OAG - Observatorio Ambiental Granadilla, Spain
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      Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera (IRMNG)
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      CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Australia
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      Internal data management, TraitExplorer
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      Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
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      Internal Data Management
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      Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH), Germany
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      Internal Data Management
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      Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, India
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      Internal Data Management
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      Department of Marine Ecology, National Environmental Institute, University of Aarhus, Denmark
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      Internal Data Management
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      GBIF Swiss Node, Switzerland
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      Internal Data Management
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      IFREMER - Centre de nantes Département EMH, France
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      Internal Data Management
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      Institute for Polar Ecology, University of Kiel, Germany
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      Internal Data Management
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      Instituto Mediterraneo de Estudios Avanzados (IMEDEA), Spain
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      Internal Data Management
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      L'Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD), France
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      Internal Data Management
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      Marine Scotland Science, Marine Laboratory, UK
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      Internal Data Management
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      MUMM, Belgium
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      Internal Data Management
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      Musée cantonal de zoologie, Switzerland
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      Internal Data Management
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      MyDiveAlbum, South Africa
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      Internal Data Management
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      National Institute for Environmental Research and Protection (ISPRA), Italy
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      Internal Data Management
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      Station Biologique de Roscoff, France
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      Internal Data Management
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      University of Messina, Italy
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      Internal datamanagement & QC (poor internet access)
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      Centro de Investigaciones Marinas, Universidad de La Habana, Cuba
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      Internal datamanagement and revision of old species lists
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      Benthos Ecology, Marine Institute, Galway, Ireland
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      Internal laboratory sample data entry and sample interface
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      Ocean Ecology, UK
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      Keep scientific species names up-to-date
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      Centre for Development Co-operation in Fisheries (CDCF), Institute of Marine Research, Norway
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      Keep taxonomic register up-to-date
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      National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Wellington, New Zealand
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      L'Inventaire national du Patrimoine naturel
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      MNHN, France
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      Maintain the RAM Legacy Stock Assessment Database
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      University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, Washington, USA
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      Map of Life Project
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      Yale University, USA
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      Marine life histories aspects across all taxa
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      Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, Department of Biology, Copenhagen University, Denmark
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      MedOBIS
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      HCMR, Greece
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      Migration of the mollusca inventory collection database
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      Natural History Mseum, Vienna, Austria
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      Mobile application to upload,share and identify marine species photos
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      LazyDiving.com, China
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      Moorea Biocode Project
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      National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, USA
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      Multispecies fisheries models in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic
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      Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, USA
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      Museum database species list
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      Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Australia
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      Natural language processing techniques in marine biology
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      University of Essex, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, UK
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      NMFS-COPEPOD
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      National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); Marine Ecosystems Division, USA
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      OBIS Japan, taxon matching
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      Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan
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      Ocean Genome Resource
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      Ocean Genome Legacy, USA
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      On-line invertebrate information database for coastal Southern California
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      Marine Biodiversity Center, Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, US
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      Phylogeny for decapod crustaceans by integrating taxonomic with molecular data
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      Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus, USA
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      Porifera Tree of Life project (PorToL)
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      University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
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      Private Mollusca database
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      Mathias Lindner, Germany
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      Quadrige²
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      IFREMER–DYNECO/VIGIES, Nantes, France
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      Rearrange Mollusca specimen collection
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      Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Brewster, MA, USA
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      Reference for species/taxon for a benthos database
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      CREOCEAN Society, Montpellier, France
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      Reference in a web application for the visual identification of plankton
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      Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Laboratoire d'Océanographie, Villefranche, France
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      Reference taxonomic database of the Korean waters
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      Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Ocean Observation and Information Section, Korea
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      Research on DNA barcoding of Canadian marine invertebrates
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      Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Canada
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      Research project
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      Environment Department, University of York, UK
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      Review on patented marine natural products
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      Juan J. González, Spain
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      Scuba diving social network
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      Bitonga Ltd., UK
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      SeaLifeBase
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      University of British Columbia, Fisheries Centre, Canada
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      SeamountsOnline
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      University of California San Diego, USA
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      Search synonyms when our references don't match the morphological ID's
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      Moss Landing Marine Laboratory, California State University, USA
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      Seashell-collector.com
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      n/a, France
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      Serena Application
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      Réserves Naturelles de France, France
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      SeSAM
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      Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Frankfurt, Germany
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      Species list
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      Divenation.com, UK
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      Standardize taxonomy for OBIS
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      Instituto de Tecnología y Ciencias Marinas, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela
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      Standardize taxonomy
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      US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), Coastal Ecology Branch, USA
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      Standardize taxonomy
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      USGS Western Fisheries Research Center, Marine Hatfield Science Center, USA
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      Statistical analysis
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      Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
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      Statistics
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      Australian Antarctic Division, Australia
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      Synthetic and macroecological analyses of marine biodiversity
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      University of Sheffield, Department of Animal & Plant Sciences, UK
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      Tablet App to assist taxonomists in recording species in the laboratory
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      NETAXIA Limited, UK
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      Taxon dictionary for in-house catalogue
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      National Museums Northern Ireland, Ireland
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      Taxon sampling for a phylogenetic analysis of Ostracoda
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      Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, USA
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      Taxonomic authority collections management database system
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      New York State Museum, Albany, USA
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      Text mining of scientific literature
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      OceanCertain - Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway
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      Tool for aquarium fish shipment: proper taxonomy
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      Roger Williams University, Department of Biology and Marine Biology, US
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      Tool to help assign biotopes to UK habitats
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      Marine Ecological Solutions Ltd, UK
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      Use in the Regional DataBase and in the fishPi project
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      International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), Denmark
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      Use taxonomic classification
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      Biologica Environmental Services Ltd., Victoria, Canada
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      Validation of marine biodiversity database
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      South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, Grahamstown, South Africa
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      ZipcodeZoo.com
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      N/A, USA