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LifeWatch Belgium: high-tech for measuring biodiversity

Use innovative technology to collect scientific biodiversity data and to make it freely available to anyone who can use it. That is what Lifewatch Belgium does. With the support of Flanders, VLIZ and INBO – together with Belgian, Walloon and Brussels partners – form the Belgian LifeWatch consortium. On 19 November they showcase their latest developments to all potential users of this data and high-tech infrastructure. We do not have to convince researchers to participate. But this time we want to rouce policymakers and private companies, with interest in biodiversity data for their new projects, to participate. Come and enjoy at the Users & Stakeholders Meeting at the RBINS in Brussels.

LifeWatch Belgium is part of the European Lifewatch network of virtual biodiversity laboratories. Flanders supports the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) and the Institute for Nature and Forest Research (INBO) in this. VLIZ takes the lead when it comes to the sea, INBO is responsible for developments on the land side. Together with Belgian, Walloon and Brussels partners, they form the LifeWatch Belgium consortium.

On November 19, all users and stakeholders of the Belgian LifeWatch infrastructure are welcome at the Users & Stakeholders Meeting. Interesting user stories are discussed that prove to be specifically useful for policy makers, the blue economy and scientific institutions. We also welcome the CEO of LifeWatch Europe, Christos Arvanitidis, to this event.

The following day, on November 20, the Belgian LifeWatch partners hold their extensive project meeting (by invitation only).


The most recent version of the program can be found on the LifeWatch Belgium website.


Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), Vautierstraat 29, 1000 Brussels


Registration is free but mandatory, and must be done before November 13. Follow this link.