An authoritative classification and catalogue of marine names

Schisturella pulchra (Hansen,  1887)
Astroides calycularis, author: Fabrizio Fabroni
Codium tomentosum, author: Ignacio Bárbara
Mitrocomella millardae from Pagès, Gili & Bouillon, 1992.tif
Dugong dugon, Australia, (c) Doug Perrine,, author: Self-Sullivan, Caryn
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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… ...

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. ...

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