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Projects 2000-2018

Ocean life: Species classification and distribution


[EMODNET BIO II]
European Marine Observation and Data Network - Biology lot II
The European Marine Data and Observation Network (EMODnet) aims to develop a system to make marine data available in support of scientists, policy makers and other end-users, within the framework of the new European maritime policy. VLIZ coordinates this project of 23 European partners and develops an online data portal.
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[WoRMS]
World Register of Marine Species
The aim of a World Register of Marine Species is to provide an authoritative and comprehensive list of names of marine organisms, including information on synonymy. While highest priority goes to valid names, other names in use are included so that this register can serve as a guide to interpret taxonomic literature.
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[AquaRES]
Aquatic species Registry Exchange and Services
The main objective of this project is to ensure and enhance the interoperability and public availability of the aquatic species databases WoRMS and FADA through the development of a set of web services. Such services can guarantee the automatic and timely exchange of data between WoRMS and FADA, but also expose the data for use in other initiatives and applications. On top of these web services, we aim to develop tools to perform data quality control of species related data, by improving and extending the ‘fuzzy matching algorithm for genus and species scientific names’ (Taxamatch) tool and building on other existing services.
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[EuroMarine]
EuroMarine - Integration of European Marine Research Networks of Excellence
EuroMarine seeks to integrate three major European marine FP6 networks of excellence (EUR-OCEANS, MarBEF and Marine Genomics Europe) into one organization, “The EuroMarine Consortium”.
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