Welcome LifeWatch-ERIC

LifeWatch Service Centre is delighted to announce that today the European Commission has granted the status of ERIC to LifeWatch. Please find below the communication given by the European Commission and available online here.     New European 'Big Data' e-infrastructure to support biodiversity research   The European Commission...

International Summer School

Geocomputation using free and Open Source Software, Matera (Italy), 19-23 June 2017 The International Summer School, organised by Spatial Ecology (www.spatial-ecology.net), will be held at the Univiversity of Basilicata, in the magnificent town Matera, Italy, from 19 to 23 June. A 5 days intense e...

Welcome EMSO-ERIC

On Friday 27 January,  EMSO-ERIC had its launch-event at the Italian Association Stampa Estera in Rome.  The EMSO-ERIC, European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and Water Column Observatory – European Research Infrastructure Consortium has been created by eight countries: France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania, United Kingdom,...

VLIZ recruits

The Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) recruits 8 personnel units to work in a dynamic and challenging environment and to help shape the future of VLIZ. Check the position below and click the link to see full job descriptions and conditions. Research Director International Liaison Officer Data Science Manager Science Officer  Sci...

Aristotle and marine biodiversity

Many people are unaware that the great Greek philosopher Aristotle can also be regarded as "the father of marine biodiversity". Indeed, this "Linnaeus avant la lettre" spent a considerable part of his life studying marine species. In fact, more than 40% of the animals he studied in his zoological works had a marine origin. If Aristotle were still a...

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