A new atlas, providing the most thorough audit of marine life in the Southern Ocean, is published this week by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Leading marine biologists and oceanographers from all over the world spent the last four years compiling everything they know about ocean species from microbes to whales. It’s the … Continue reading ATLAS Release
REGISTER NOWabstract submission deadline:14 February 2014http://www.scar2014.com/call-for-abstracts/Convenors:Prof. Alison Murray, DRI, USAProf. Nils Chr. Stenseth, University of Oslo, NorwayDr. Ian Hawes, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
The mARS (Microbial Antarctic Resource System) workshop was organised in Brussels, BELGIUM, and was hosted by the Marine Biology lab at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).You can download the report here.
Creating the Microbial Antarctic Resource SystemDr. Alison Murray, Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, Desert Research InstituteDr. Bruno Danis, Marine Biology Lab, Université Libre de BruxellesDr. Anton Van de Putte, biodiversity.aq, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural SciencesDraft version 0.3 (July 2013)Capturing commentsWe are now welcoming comments on this White Paper in order to to give … Continue reading mARS White Paper
An interesting read for those interested in open data. The Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) is a non-profit organisation founded in 2004 and dedicated to promoting open data and open content in all their forms – including government data, publicly funded research and public domain cultural content. They published a handbook on open data that "introduces … Continue reading Open Data Handbook
Another mARS meeting took place in Brussels, to wrapup the White Paper on mARS and start collecting feedback from the community before the project is validated and starts building the initial content. We would like the process to be transparent and participative, so we are now welcoming comments on the White Paper, through a dedicated … Continue reading mARS and chocolates
This Blog is intended to be a place for reflection on the setup and deployment of the new Microbial Antarctic Resources System (mARS). mARS is devoted to respond to the urgent need expressed by the Antarctic microbial research community to be able to discover and access existing data and to agree on operating procedures and … Continue reading About this Blog