WoRMS starring in season 3 of the LifeWatch ERIC podcast
Added on 2022-07-20 11:44:16 by Tavernier, Annelies
The first of a new LifeWatch ERIC podcast series launched today, 20 July 2022, focuses on the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) and the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) database.
The 15-minute interview with Stefanie Dekeyzer, scientific assistant at the Flanders Marine Institute, covers Pierre-Joseph Van Beneden, current activities, how the Editorial Board, Steering Committee and Data Management Team work, the Aphia infrastructure and the important role VLIZ plays in the field of global marine biodiversity informatics. Above all, the podcast emphasises the care taken in curation of the data in WoRMS and the World Register of Introduced Species (WRiMS), to guarantee an authoritative catalogue capable of identifying marine species, both native and introduced. WoRMS – and its sub-registers such as WRiMS) are part of the LifeWatch Species Information Backbone.