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WoRMS press release: Ten remarkable new marine species from 2019

Added on: 2020-03-18 14:23:37 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
As for previous years, the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) has again released the annual list of the top-ten marine species described by researchers during the year 2019 to coincide with World Taxonomist Appreciation day - March 19th! ...

WoRMS Philanthropy grants 2019

Added on: 2020-01-29 11:42:20 by Vandepitte, Leen
During 2019, the VLIZ Philanthropy program was able to issue 5 grants to support WoRMS editors, in making WoRMS more complete.Together, these 5 grants resulted in about 14,000 edits/additions to WoRMS. ...

WoRMS and Aphia: a major update for AlgaeBase species

Added on: 2019-12-19 09:49:42 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The ongoing WoRMS – AlgaeBase synchronization collaboration results in a major update of algae in WoRMS ...

Call for nominations for the WoRMS Top-Ten Marine Species of 2019

Added on: 2019-12-18 10:32:48 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
As we approach the end of the year it is time to think about nominations for The WoRMS Top-Ten Marine Species of 2019! ...

IUCN information updated in Aphia and the LifeWatch Species Information Backbone

Added on: 2019-12-13 10:59:55 by Vandepitte, Leen
Through a newly developed tool, the WoRMS Data Management Team can now make the IUCN Red List information immediately available through WoRMS. ...

European Ocean Biogeographic Information System (EurOBIS) celebrates its 15th anniversary

Added on: 2019-11-05 17:08:03 by Fockedey, Nancy
Established in 2004, EurOBIS aims at centralising and making available the largely scattered marine species biogeographic data in Europe. Today – 15 years later – it hosts no less than 24 million distribution records of 62.299 species. Thanks to EurOBIS and the effort of many scientists working on a voluntary basis, these valuable data have a second life. ...

Fossil Isopods available in WoRMS

Added on: 2019-10-31 15:09:24 by Vandepitte, Leen
All the Isopod fossil species names have been added to WoRMS, with a link to their original description & type locality! ...

LifeWatch web-services allow fuzzy matching on the Catalogue of Life

Added on: 2019-09-16 09:30:48 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Catalogue of Life (CoL) was already available through the LifeWatch taxon match services, but the service has now been upgraded, allowing a fuzzy match similar to WoRMS! ...

Spanish taxonomy and WoRMS

Added on: 2019-08-08 15:14:32 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) was adopted as a standard for the Spanish master list of marine invertebrates. ...

WoRMS species counts revised!

Added on: 2019-06-13 16:22:05 by Vandepitte, Leen
Due to incomplete environment information, the counts of marine species in WoRMS were biased by entries lacking a “non-marine” flag. This has now been corrected. ...

Awardees for the 2019 WoRMS Achievement & Early Career Researchers Award known

Added on: 2019-05-22 13:40:07 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
This year’s winners of the WoRMS Achievement Award and the WoRMS Early Career Researchers Award are Rob van Soest and Barna Páll-Gergely respectively. ...

Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for WoRMS sub-registers

Added on: 2019-05-15 09:26:10 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Following the example of WoRMS, a number of its Global, Regional and Thematic Species Databases now also have a DOI assigned to them! ...

WoRMS and the Australian Faunal Directory sign a Memorandum of Understanding

Added on: 2019-05-08 09:31:25 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
This Memorandum of Understanding provides the basis for a collaboration and data exchange between AFD and WoRMS. ...

WoRMS: now truly marine and extant!

Added on: 2019-04-30 11:57:19 by Vandepitte, Leen
A new functionality on the World Register of Marine Species now easily allows the search and display options to be limited to only marine and extant species. ...

WoRMS press release: Ten remarkable new marine species from 2018

Added on: 2019-03-19 10:12:19 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
This year we have released our list of the top-ten marine species of 2018 to coincide with World Taxonomist Appreciation day - March 19th! ...

The digitized “Challenger Report” now hosted at VLIZ

Added on: 2019-01-28 14:31:19 by Vandepitte, Leen
All the Reports of the Scientific Results of the "Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger, Zoology" are again available through www.19thcenturyscience.org, now hosted at the Flanders Marine Institute, home of WoRMS. ...

WoRMS and Alive Fundació sign an MoU

Added on: 2018-12-17 09:42:32 by Vandepitte, Leen
Recently, WoRMS and the Alive Fundació signed a collaboration agreement. The Alive Fundació will use the WoRMS taxonomy for its SeaLife Collection, and WoRMS will be given access to their enormous media database, supporting WoRMS in achieving its goal to have an image available for each marine species. ...

Nemys/Lifewatch follow-up workshop sets goals to include freshwater, terrestrial & parasitic species

Added on: 2018-10-10 21:38:00 by Campinas Bezerra, Tânia
From 5-7 September 2018 the second Nemys Editors Workshop was held at Ghent University, Belgium ...

How to inventory the names of all species on Earth

Added on: 2018-09-12 15:33:04 by Fockedey, Nancy
Marine biologists say they have demonstrated an e-solution to the management of the millions of names of animals and plants on Earth that other biologists could adopt. ...

DiatomBase Portal launched!

Added on: 2018-06-27 09:18:16 by Vandepitte, Leen
After more than 2 years of preparations, the DiatomBase portal is now officially launched. ...

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