Celebrating the 15th anniversary of the World Register of Marine Species

Added on 2022-11-17 09:33:07 by Vandepitte, Leen
You might have already heard… The World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year! And we do not want to let this birthday pass unnoticed…
To celebrate, the Data Management Team and the current and past (co-)chairs of WoRMS are launching a series of 15 stories. All stories are on topics related to the World Register, and through these stories, we will take you on a journey to explore WoRMS from different perspectives. We will be sharing insights from ‘behind the scenes’, where both the Editorial Board and the Data Management Team are operating to keep WoRMS running and up-to-date, providing the high quality content you expect from WoRMS.

We invite you on this 15 week journey so you can get to know the World Register of Marine Species in more detail, discover some ‘unknowns’ and explore with us what the future may hold. This series of messages is intended for everyone, not just for our editors. Although they are definitely the ones to celebrate, we want everyone to have the opportunity to get to know WoRMS, the people behind the database and the continuous efforts that keep such a system dynamic and up-to-date.

With this invitation to read along, we also invite you to widely share these messages, making sure that we reach all of our users, from scientists to policy makers, industry and the wider audience.

Every week, we will release a new story, which will become available on the link below. We start today, on Thursday, November 17th 2022, and we will carry on until March 3rd 2023. We will take a short break during Christmas & New Year, as the host institute of WoRMS, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), is taking a collective holiday that week ?. 

Enjoy the journey!


Celebrating the 15th anniversary of the World Register of Marine Species


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