LifeWatch Belgium Infrastructure User Meeting

On Monday May 23rd, the second Infrastructure User Meeting was organized at the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) in Ostend. During this full-day event, users of the infrastructure were given the chance to present their ongoing research and first results. This event was also the perfect networking opportunity for the Belgian LifeWatch partners, researchers, PhD students, LifeWatch Belgium supporters, etc.

During the morning session and the first part of the afternoon, several ongoing individual research projects within the Belgian LifeWatch infrastructure were presented. Since the previous edition (June 2014), many additional research projects started and a lot of progress has been made: while the previous meeting was limited to describing the infrastructure itself and laying out some future plans, during the meeting on Monday all presenters were able to show some (first) results and ongoing analyses of their research.

The last three presentations of the day were aimed at the more general use of the infrastructure: how the LifeWatch Taxonomic Backbone can be of use to you, which workshops are being organized as a service to the users, and which are the most recent LifeWatch e-infrastructure developments.

Please view the agenda and report of the meeting.

Workshop on Thesauri and Semantics

On 9  10 June 2016LifeWatch Italy will hold its workshop “Thesauri & Semantics in the Ecological Domain“. The workshop will be held in Lecce (Italy), in the BIOforIU Multidisciplinary Laboratory of the University of Salento (BIOforIU), with the support of CNR IREA. The two days will be organised as follows:

Thursday, 09/06/2016

sharing good management practices of semantics in the context of ecology

Friday, 10/06/2016

discussing collaboration opportunities in the development and integration of thesauri/vocabularies.

To ensure the best organisation and quality of the workshop, we are starting to collect registrations which will be opened until 13 May. You can attend the workshop either as presenter or participant. Please also note that due to the very concentrated schedule of the workshop we might not be able to accept all proposals.

Alessandro Oggioni oggioni.a(at)

Ilaria Rosati ilaria.rosati(at)