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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. ...

WoRMS endorsed as a Project Action under the Ocean Decade

Added on: 2021-10-20 10:26:56 by Vandepitte, Leen
Last week, WoRMS received endorsement by the Ocean Decade as a Project Action, entitled “Above and Beyond – Completing the World Register of Marine Species (ABC WoRMS)”. ...

Porifera editors participated in the very first online organised WoRMS-LifeWatch editor workshop

Added on: 2021-08-04 18:12:19 by Vandepitte, Leen
In the week of June 7th 2021, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) – host of Aphia, the online platform behind WoRMS and its many sub-registered – organized the very first online editor workshop, in which 13 Porifera-editors enthusiastically participated. ...

World Strepsiptera Database launched!

Added on: 2021-07-01 09:18:09 by Vandepitte, Leen
A world list of Strepsiptera – twisted-wing parasitoids – is now accessible through their very own portal, as part of Aphia, the platform behind the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). The World Strepsiptera Database currently contains 605 accepted species, and will be updated to catch up with newly described species in the last 5 years. ...

In memoriam Leen van Ofwegen

Added on: 2021-06-28 08:47:48 by Vandepitte, Leen
Dr. Leen P. van Ofwegen, eminent octocoral taxonomist, has passed away. ...

Awardees for the 2021 WoRMS Achievement & Early Career Researchers Award known

Added on: 2021-06-24 09:33:20 by Poffyn, Gizem
This year, the WoRMS Achievement Award goes to Chad Walter, and the WoRMS Early Career Researchers Award was granted to Ralf Cordeiro. ...

WoRMS is being honored with new genus

Added on: 2021-06-14 14:52:04 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
For the first time, a genus has been named after WoRMS: Wormsina. ...

Flanders supported research data infrastructures played key role in UN Ocean report

Added on: 2021-04-27 14:17:18 by Vandepitte, Leen
On 21 April 2021, the United Nations launched the Second World Ocean Assessment (WOA 2) on the state of the world’s ocean, covering environmental, economic and social aspects. ...

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