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New Phyto VRE to be presented at 52° EMBS

A dedicated LifeWatch Italy's booth welcomes participants of the 52° European Marine Biology Symposium (Piran, 25-29 September 2017) and guiding them to discover the first demonstration of the Phyto Virtual Research Environment. The Phyto VRE, one of the components of the Marine VRE, is a web collaborative working environment addres...

Reshaping biodiversity & ecosystem research

At the occasion of "Ecology across Borders", BES, GFÖ, NecoV and EEF joint annual meeting (Ghent, 11-14 December 2017), LifeWatch-ERIC presented itself to the wide European ecological community. About 1500 scientists and researchers from all over Europe gathered in Belgium to share and discuss key topics in the field of ecology, biodiversity and e...

High-tech LifeWatch observatory unravels marine life in North Sea

LifeWatch Belgium, as a part of the European LifeWatch infrastructure, can be considered as a virtual laboratory for biodiversity research. With the support of Flanders to LifeWatch, VLIZ has a.o. developed a Marine Observatory. It aims to collect scientific data with innovative technology in an automated manner, and to make these data freely avail...

Opportunity for research visits @ EU LTER sites

The eLTER H2020 project offers researchers funded access to nine European long-term ecosystem research sites. The related TA call is currently open for applications and will close on 11 March 2018. For full details, see the European LTER website: http://www.lter-europe.net/elter/ta

15000 scientists sign a Warning To Humanity

More than 15000 scientitsts from about 180 countries signed a document to warn humanity against the consequences of our behaviour on the biosphere. The initiative, launched by William Ripple and published on Bioscience, aims at raising global attention on the need for a cultural and behavioural change in our growth and consumption pattern...