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Dr Costello, Mark J.
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Mark has been involved in species databases development since he led the European Register of Marine Species from 1999. VLIZ became the host of ERMS. Mark wrote the data management component of MarBEF with VLIZ which led to its development and the platform to build WoRMS. He has been involved in Species 2000 (Team member) and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (Vice chair Science Committee) and was the first Chair of the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) until 2008. WoRMS has become widely used as the most scholarly source of information on marine species. The growth of WoRMS, both in the number of people involved and complexity of content, is posing new challenges in management, cooperation and presentation of the content. However, this increases the usefulness and importance of WoRMS to the scientific community. The role of the SC is critical as it represents the Editorial Board which holds the Intellectual Property Rights to the WoRMS database content and must lead its development. On the SC, Mark would encourage greater engagement of the SC with editors and a participatory, patient, consensus building approach to WoRMS development.

Taxonomic term: Amphipoda [WoRMS]
 

Institutes (4)  Top | Institutes | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
  • University of Auckland; Leigh Marine Laboratory, more
  • Function: Academic staff
    Direct contact at institute:
    Tel.: +64-(0)9-373 75 99
    Fax: +64-(0)9-422 61 13
    E-mail:
  • Ecological Consultancy Services Ltd (EcoServe)
  • WoRMS Steering Committee (SC), more
  • WoRMS Editorial Board (WoRMS editors), more
  • Function: Taxonomic editor
 

Projects (7)  Top | Institutes | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
  • A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
  • A register of marine species in Europe to facilitate marine biodiversity research and management
  • Atlantic coral ecosystem study
  • Bringing biogeographical data online
  • Creating a long term infrastructure for marine biodiversity research in the European Economic Area and the Newly Associated States
  • ELectronic conference on MARine Biodiversity in Europe
  • Implementation and networking of large-scale long-term marine biodiversity research in Europe

Datasets (6)  Top | Institutes | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
  • Amphipoda Ireland
  • ERMS 1.0: European Register of Marine Species version 1
  • ERMS 2.0: European Register of Marine Species version 2, more
  • Marine Life List of Ireland
  • Marine sites, habitats and species data collected during the BioMar survey of Ireland., more
  • WRIMS: World Register of Introduced Marine Species, more

Publications (161)  Top | Institutes | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
A1 Publications (87) [show]
Peer reviewed publications (8) [show]
Books (32) [show]
Book chapters (7) [show]
Abstracts (10) [show]
Reports (5) [show]
Other publications (12) [show]

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