The 1st Scratchpads Workshop for Athens was held on May 11th and 12th at the Department of Biology, University of Athens. It was organized by the Zoological Museum of the University of Athens (ZMUA) and the LifeWatchGreece Infrastructure. Dr Dimitris Koureas was invited from the Natural History Museum in London, UK and under his guidance about 25 attendees of the workshop from Athens, Thessaloniki, Heraklio and even Denmark, utilized the infrastructure and tools of Scratchpads in order to create taxonomic and regional biodiversity sites.
Post date: Wednesday, 20 May, 2015 - 14:44
During the International Scientific Congress “Cave environments: present and past” (25-26 April 2015, Custonaci, Sicily, Italy) Dr. V. Gerovasileiou, post-doc researcher in HCMR and data manager (marine biodiversity data) in LifeWatch Greece, presented “Evaluating marine cave biodiversity in the eastern Mediterranean Sea”.
In his contribution he discussed on the significance of the currently developing biodiversity informatics infrastructures (e.g. LifeWatch) to the publication of georeferenced, taxonomically updated marine biodiversity datasets.
Post date: Tuesday, 19 May, 2015 - 14:40
The EMBOS Synthesis Meeting was successfully held at HCMR-Crete, from 21 to 24 April 2015. This was the second data workshop that took place in HCMR, following the one of December 2014.
Post date: Monday, 18 May, 2015 - 14:38
The 4th EMBO Workshop on Microbial Sulfur Metabolism (http://events.embo.org/15-microbial/) was held in Helsingør (Denmark), from the 12th to the 15th of April 2015. Ms Christina Pavloudi, PhD candidate of the MARES Doctoral Training Programme and Data Manager in LifeWatch Greece (microbial diversity data) participated in the workshop and presented her work on sulfate-reducing bacteria in Mediterranean lagoons, with a comparison between different biogeographic areas.
The poster presentation can be found below.
Post date: Sunday, 17 May, 2015 - 14:37
The 6th Conference of the Mikrobiokosmos Society (http://mikrobiokosmos6.aua.gr/en/node/2) was held in Athens (Greece) from the 3rd to the 5th of April 2015. Ms Christina Pavloudi, PhD candidate of the MARES Doctoral Training Programme and Data Manager in LifeWatch Greece (microbial diversity data) participated in the conference and presented a combination of classic biodiversity analyses with novel algorithms which extract environmental information from microbial sequences.
Post date: Friday, 15 May, 2015 - 14:37
The 2nd Lifewatch Data Management workshop took place from 16-20 March 2015 in the premises of the Department of Zoology in the University of Athens. About 25 Lifewatch data mangers from all over Greece participated in the course.
Post date: Thursday, 14 May, 2015 - 14:37
The 23rd Session of the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange Committee (IODE-XXIII) was held in Bruges, Belgium during 16-20 March 2015. Dr Christos Arvanitidis participated in this meeting as the ADU contact point for the MedOBIS vLab currently developed under the LifeWatchGreece project.
Post date: Wednesday, 15 April, 2015 - 18:52
LifeWatchGreece was represented in the LifeWatch meeting for ERIC that took place in Malaga (Spain) between 26 and 27 of February 2015. All of the contributing EU member states (Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Romania) were present, as well as representatives from Slovakia, Portugal, Norway and Sweden. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Fernando Ballasteros (MINECO, Spain). A presentation of the progress made so far on ERIC issues was made by the leading state (Spain).
Post date: Monday, 16 March, 2015 - 10:55
A new publication with the title "ENVIRONMENTS and EOL: identification of Environment Ontology terms in text and the annotation of the Encyclopedia of Life" has been launched within the context of the LifeWatchGreece project during January 2015. This publication is an open article in Bioinformatics and the full text can be found here.
Post date: Tuesday, 24 February, 2015 - 14:44
The second meeting of LifeWatchGreece Data Managers will take place at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 16 - 20 March 2015. This meeting will be an actual hands-on workshop, which will aim to bring together the LifeWatchGreece Data Managers from all over Greece in order to digitize species occurence data from historical publications. The workshop will give an opportunity to exchange expertise and knowledge on the field of data digitization, both for terrestrial and marine data.
Post date: Tuesday, 10 February, 2015 - 11:47