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LifeWatch Greece

The LifeWatchGreece Research Infrastructure was funded by the Greek General Secretariat of Research and Technology (GSRT) under the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) (ESFRI, MIS 384676) and coordinated by the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) - Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture (IMBBC). A total of 47 Re...

Biodiversity loss & extinction crisis

LifeWatch ERIC: the web based hub for biodiversity and ecosystem research connecting science across Europe   The warnings of 15.000 scientists, the United Nations Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21) and now the UN Global Assessment Study clearly demonstrate that humanity is bringing our life support system, the biosphere, to the point of...

LifeWatch & EMSO ERIC sign MoU

LifeWatch ERIC and the European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and Water-Column Observatory (EMSO ERIC) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation among the two infrastructures. They have agreed to join forces in designing and implementing ambitious joint research projects and collaborative initiatives, whic...

Metadata, Vocabularies & Ontologies

On November 12th & 13th, the LifeWatch-ERIC Service Centre organised the first working meeting on "Metadata, Controlled Vocabularies and Ontologies" in Lecce, Italy. The aim of the meeting was to set a roadmap for a common strategy to be adopted on metadata, controlled vocabularies and ontologies within the LifeWatch-ERIC community and in acco...

WoRMS PR: 10 new marine species from 2018

This year,  the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), a prominent component of the LifeWatch Taxonomic Backbone, has released its list of the top-ten marine species of 2018 to coincide with World Taxonomist Appreciation day - March 19th!  Every day in labs, museums, out on fieldwork, taxonomists are busy collecting, cataloguing,...