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Awardees for the 2022 WoRMS Achievement & Early Career Researchers Award known

Added on: 2022-11-10 13:33:03 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
This year, the WoRMS Achievement Award goes to Nicole Boury-Esnault, and the WoRMS Early Career Researchers Award was granted to Virág Venekey. Exceptionally, the WoRMS Award Committee has decided to also grant an Achievement Award posthumously to Jim Lowry. ...

WoRMS 15 years: pre-order your WoRMS t-shirt now!

Added on: 2022-11-04 08:48:32 by Vandepitte, Leen
To celebrate its 15th anniversary, the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) is releasing a one-of-a-kind t-shirt. ...

How do you use marine data hosted in Flanders?

Added on: 2022-09-24 07:24:03 by Vanhoorne, Bart
Flanders manages a large amount of marine data. To get an idea of the use and social value of this data, EWI (Science, Technology and Innovation in Flanders) launches a survey in cooperation with OECD. ...

Decapoda editors participated in the very first LifeWatch-WoRMS Decapoda Workshop

Added on: 2022-08-09 09:05:17 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
In the week of 10-13 May 2022, ten Decapoda experts met in Ostend with the WoRMS Data Management team (DMT), to work towards establishing a Global Species List of Decapoda. ...

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. ...

Taxonomy and beyond: ecological trait information in Aphia and WoRMS

Added on: 2022-07-01 13:03:20 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
In recent years, the WoRMS editors and Data Management Team have made collective efforts towards documenting the following species traits information in Aphia and WoRMS: environment (99,5% complete), functional group (76% complete), qualitative (45% complete) and quantitative body size (9% complete) (percentages are for accepted species in Aphia). The availability of these traits greatly enhances the usability and utility of WoRMS towards ecologists and the public at large. ...

Official launch of the World List of Actiniaria

Added on: 2022-06-09 16:07:28 by Vandepitte, Leen
Actiniaria – or sea anemones – are now accessible through their very own portal, linked to the World Register of Marine Species and containing a treasure of information rescued from the Hexacorallians of the World Database of the late Daphne Fautin. ...

LifeWatch-WoRMS Nematoda Editor Workshop

Added on: 2022-04-27 11:05:40 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
In the week of 21-25 February 2022, ten Nematoda experts met online with the WoRMS Data Management team (DMT), to set priorities and clear goals for the extension on the integration of ecological and biogeographical information within Nemys. ...

User tutorial videos available on WoRMS

Added on: 2022-03-29 09:42:47 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Last year, the WoRMS Data Management Team (DMT) created instruction videos for the WoRMS editors, to assist them in their online editing activities. Now, the DMT is releasing a series of short tutorial videos specifically aimed at our users. ...

WoRMS press release: Ten remarkable new marine species from 2021

Added on: 2022-03-18 11:44:44 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
As for previous years, the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) has again released its annual list of the top-ten marine species described by researchers during the past year to coincide with World Taxonomist Appreciation Day on March 19th! ...

WoRMS partners with International Seabed Authority for enhanced deep-sea taxonomic info & standardization in the Area

Added on: 2022-03-10 09:01:15 by Vandepitte, Leen
On 1 March 2022, the International Seabed Authority (ISA) and the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) formalized their partnership to strengthen their mutual efforts on advancing deep-sea taxonomic information and standardization in the Area. ...

WoRMS Philanthropy grants 2021

Added on: 2022-02-25 16:18:34 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
During 2021, the VLIZ Philanthropy program was able to issue four grants to support WoRMS editors in making WoRMS more complete. This resulted in about 5.100 edits and additions to WoRMS and its sub-registers. ...

Aphia database structure updated to improve nomenclatural consistency

Added on: 2022-02-15 16:47:03 by Vandepitte, Leen
The Aphia database structure has now been adapted to align with the guidelines from the paper “Improving nomenclatural consistency: a decade of experience in the World Register of Marine Species”. ...

Harmful Algal Bloom editor workshop

Added on: 2022-01-21 09:23:49 by Vandepitte, Leen
In November 2021, the editors of the UNESCO Taxonomic Reference List of Harmful Micro Algae organized a workshop. This took place in Hillerød, Denmark with a large physical attendance, supplemented with online attendance of a few editors and the WoRMS Data Management Team. ...

In Memoriam of Philip Roy Pugh

Added on: 2021-12-22 14:25:17 by Vandepitte, Leen
The National Oceanography Centre is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Emeritus Professor Philip Roy Pugh on 24 November 2021. ...

Formally introducing: the World Register of Introduced Marine Species (WRiMS)

Added on: 2021-12-14 15:19:20 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
In a publication hot off the press, the WRiMS editors and the WoRMS Data Management Team discuss the data sources and history, the data validation, the database structure and software, the data management and the future needs of WRiMS. ...

Call for nominations for the WoRMS Top-Ten Marine Species of 2021

Added on: 2021-12-13 12:30:14 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Once again taxonomists have continued to publish many wonderful new species throughout the last year, despite all the challenges post by a global pandemic situation. So as we approach the end of 2021 it is time to think about nominations for The WoRMS Top Ten Marine Species of 2021! ...

Jim Lowry In Memoriam

Added on: 2021-11-29 11:20:38 by Vandepitte, Leen
Jim Lowry passed away in Lecce, Italy on November 4th. ...

Catalogue of Life: 20 years of documenting life on Earth

Added on: 2021-11-08 09:30:12 by Tavernier, Annelies
This year, 2021, marks CoL's 20th anniversary and it is a time to celebrate! Milestones include reaching over 2 million accepted species and the completion of the new Catalogue of Life infrastructure. ...

WoRMS as taxonomic backbone for the Specify Collections Consortium

Added on: 2021-10-25 09:02:23 by Vandepitte, Leen
Content of WoRMS is being shared with the Specify Collections Consortium, serving as a taxonomic backbone for their Specify database and software products. ...

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