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Obituary: Edward Lloyd Bousfield (1926-2016)

Added on: 2016-11-23 08:56:36 by Vandepitte, Leen
It is with a heavy heart and with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dr. Edward Bousfield on September 7 ...

New Steering Committee, Chair and Vice-chair in place for WoRMS

Added on: 2016-10-17 12:30:46 by Vandepitte, Leen
Following the nominations and elections earlier this year for a number of positions within the Steering Committee (SC), the new WoRMS SC, with a newly elected chair and vice-chair is in place. ...

World List of Tardigrada launched

Added on: 2016-10-17 11:40:24 by Vandepitte, Leen
The World List of Tardigrada is now available! ...

LifeWatch support in 2015-2016 made it possible to make WoRMS more complete

Added on: 2016-09-22 09:55:42 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
In 2015-2016, LifeWatch funded several activities directly leading to the improvement and further completion of the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). LifeWatch has invested in data grants, meetings and workshops, leading to the addition of thousands of new names to WoRMS, a revision of (tens of) thousands already available names, and the development of new portals and tools, helping the user and editor community in accessing and utilizing WoRMS. ...

WoRCS Project Report published in the open access journal Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO)

Added on: 2016-09-14 00:58:53 by Gerovasileiou, Vasilis
The report of the first Editor Workshop of the WoRCS initiative (22-25 February 2016, Oostende, Belgium), co-authored by the WoRCS Editor Group and the WoRMS Data Management Team, was published today in the open access journal Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO). ...

IRMNG transfer to VLIZ now complete, 2016 release now available

Added on: 2016-07-19 13:51:36 by Vandepitte, Leen
The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera (IRMNG) now hosted at VLIZ, plus new data available in 2016 release ...

Call for applications - LifeWatch funding available to organize editor workshops

Added on: 2016-07-14 15:32:39 by Vandepitte, Leen
Through LifeWatch, The Flanders Marine Institute – host of the WoRMS database – has a budget available to financially support editors to address a number of priority gaps within WoRMS. This can be done through the organization of an editor-workshop. ...

A DOI for WoRMS

Added on: 2016-07-14 09:43:35 by Vandepitte, Leen
The WoRMS Steering Committee decided that the WoRMS database should receive a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), identical to the DOIs that get assigned to scientific publications. ...

Fourth EMODnet Biology Workshop

Added on: 2016-07-12 14:46:12 by Vranken, Sofie
On June 17th, 17 experts met in Oostende to further develop a framework for the description, collation and dissemination of traits information relating to marine species. ...

WoRCS in the 16th International Meiofauna Conference (IsIMCo)

Added on: 2016-07-09 15:46:18 by Martínez García, Alejandro
Last week (3-8 July 2016) the WoRCS initiative was presented to the 16th International Meiofauna Conference (IsIMCo) ...

Chinese Register of Marine Species - ChaRMS - launched!

Added on: 2016-05-03 18:48:08 by Vandepitte, Leen
WoRMS is pleased to announce the launch of the Chinese Register of Marine Species (ChARMS).

Taxonomy symposium honours leading scientist (and WoRMS editor)

Added on: 2016-04-29 09:17:31 by Vandepitte, Leen
A symposium to honour the retirement of Dr Dennis Gordon, a long-time WoRMS Editor, has been held in Wellington, New Zealand. In addition to being a world expert on Bryozoa, he led a project of international scientists to produce the benchmark three-volume New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity (2009-2012), that included more than 56,200 living and 14,700 fossil species. ...

Amphipoda editors meet in Oostende

Added on: 2016-04-05 17:09:20 by Vandepitte, Leen
On April 4-5, 22 of the 32 Amphipoda editors met in Oostende, to further complete the World Amphipoda Database (WAD). ...

NeMys launches two new identification keys: Rhynchonema & Monhysteridae

Added on: 2016-03-30 14:51:04 by Guilini, Katja
While the editorial team is working hard behind the scene to have the list of free-living marine nematodes as complete and up-to-date as possible by this summer, one of the first accomplishments was reached from the long run aims. That is adding new identification keys based on up to date taxonomic information. ...

Winner of the WoRMS Achievement Award

Added on: 2016-03-16 08:40:58 by Vandepitte, Leen
It is a great pleasure to be able to announce to the WoRMS community that the first winner of the WoRMS Achievement Award is Philippe Bouchet. ...

Launch of the Hong-Kong Register of Marine Species – HKRMS -, a new regional list within WoRMS.

Added on: 2016-03-14 13:25:49 by Vandepitte, Leen
Upon request of Terence Ng - researcher at the Swire Institute of Marine Science in Hong-Kong – a regional register for Hong-Kong has been created within WoRMS. ...

WoRCS editors got off to a flying start!

Added on: 2016-02-29 10:23:31 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
On February 22-25, eight experts on marine and anchialine cave faunas gathered at the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), host institute of the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), for the first editor workshop of the World Register of marine Cave Species (WoRCS). ...

First Ascidiacea Editors Meeting

Added on: 2016-02-29 10:10:44 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
From the 15th until 17th of February 2016, Ascidiacea experts from around the world met at the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), host institute of the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). The meeting brought together all of the WoRMS Ascidiacea editors and a special guest: the world-renowned ascidian taxonomist Françoise Monniot. ...

First WoRMS Achievement Award

Added on: 2016-02-01 20:21:27 by Klautau, Michelle
We would like to announce the first WoRMS Achievement Award. The objective of this award is to recognize the editor or group of editors that promoted an outstanding contribution to the development or content of the WoRMS and/or its associated databases ...

Support WoRMS editors through the VLIZ philanthropy programme

Added on: 2016-01-29 12:42:36 by Vandepitte, Leen
Users and the public at large can now make financial contributions to support the work of the many WoRMS editors. This can be done through the recently established VLIZ philanthropy programme, where ‘Support the WoRMS Editors’ has been recognized as a philanthropy project. ...

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