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ERIC Forum elects new Chair F. Colomer

The ERIC Forum is pleased to announce the appointment of Francisco Colomer, Director of JIVE ERIC, as the new Chair of the ERIC Forum.   The new Chair, with the support of members from the Executive Board, will be in charge of the strategic management and planning of the ERIC Forum, strengthening its dialogue and relations with key stake...

Migrating bats to benefit from reinforced tracking system

The new antenna station in the Wenduine water tower, near the popular tourist destination of Ostend on the Flemish North Sea coast, is gathering data to better understand and protect bat migration routes as part of the wider wildlife tracking network known as Motus. Not everyone knows that certain bat species migrate over long ...

Spatial Modelling in Portugal

Understanding temporal changes in aquatic communities is essential to addressing the current crisis in freshwater biodiversity. In particular, understanding the patterns and drivers of spatial variation in local community dynamics is important to be able to extrapolate temporal trends from discrete locations into entire landscapes, which are more o...

Two new vacancies at LifeWatch ERIC

As LifeWatch ERIC advances towards its mission of becoming the primary and most complete research infrastructure for the study of biodiversity and ecosystems in Europe, it continues to recruit specialised staff to provide essential services to the broader scientific research community. Two new vacancies have opened up in the LifeWatch ERIC Service...

'Baltic tellin' Queen of the fourth Belgian Big Seashell Survey

On Sunday 14 March 2021, the fourth edition of the Big Seashell Survey took place along the Belgian coast as part of the LifeWatch programme. This unique citizen science initiative has been organised every year since 2018 by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), EOS, Natuurpunt, the Province of West Flanders, the Strandwerkgroep, Kusterfgoed and th...