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    UNESCO; UNESCO/IOC Project Office for IODE (IODE), more
    Function: Project Manager, Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) and IODE Ocean Data Portal (IODE/ODP)

    Direct contact at institute:
    Tel.: +32-(0)59-34 01 76
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Previous institutes (2)  Top | Institute | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
  • Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), more

  • Function: Project manager - Data centre division
    Period: From 1st Nov 2002 till 30th Apr 2012

  • De Strandwerkgroep België (SWG), more

  • Function: webmaster


Projects (17)  Top | Institute | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
  • A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure, more
  • Belgian Register of Marine & Coastal Species, more
  • Belgian Shipwreck: hotspots for Marine Biodiversity, more
  • Bringing biogeographical data online, more
  • Creating a long term infrastructure for marine biodiversity research in the European Economic Area and the Newly Associated States, more
  • Distributed Dynamic Diversity Databases for Life, more
  • Large scale and long term Networking on the observation of Global Change and its impact on Marine Biodiversity, more
  • Long term trends in the macrobenthos of the Belgian Continental Shelf, more
  • Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning - EU Network of Excellence, more
  • Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en omliggende estuaria, more
  • On the Ecological Impacts of Beach Nourishments, more
  • Publicatie van een atlas en een CD-ROM ter valorisatie van het project MACROBEL, more
  • Spatial and Temporal Assessment of high Resolution Depth profiles Using novel Sampling Technologies, more
  • Spatial and Temporal assessment of high Resolution Depth profiles Using novel Sampling Technologies - phase II, more
  • Support for setting up and managing Centre for bird revalidation in Ostend (VOC) website, more
  • The Canadian Register of Marine Species, more
  • Web Accessible Taxonomic Expertise in MarBEF: PROviding an e-Platform for the European Taxonomists, more

Datasets (11)  Top | Institute | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
  • AfReMaS: African Register of Marine Species, more
  • ERMS 2.0: European Register of Marine Species version 2, more
  • MACROBEL: Long term trends in the macrobenthos of the Belgian Continental Shelf, more
  • Macroben: Macroben database (Marbef Theme 1 workshop), more
  • MarBEF Publication Series data, more
  • OBIS: Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
  • STARDUST Phase 1, more
  • STARDUST Phase 2, more
  • STARDUST Rupel test site, more
  • TISBE: Taxonomic Information System for the Belgian coastal area, more
  • VLIZ's Marine Species Register, more

Publications (97)  Top | Institute | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
    ( 24 peer reviewed ) split up
  • Appeltans, W. (2001). Distribution of Eurytemora affinis (Poppe, 1880) (Copepoda: Calanoida) in the Schelde estuary (Belgium - The Netherlands): the effect of oxygen?. BSc Thesis. Free University of Brussels: Brussel. 15 pp., more
  • Appeltans, W. (2002). Phylogeny of the Holothuriidae (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) inferred from morphology. MSc Thesis. Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Brussel. 94 pp., more
  • Appeltans, W. (2004). MARBEF website: www.marbef.org. MarBEF Newsletter 1: 7, more
  • Appeltans, W. (2005). SWG of de Strandwerkgroep. Hippocampus 206: 64-65, more
  • Appeltans, W. (2011). 44,632 species from WoRMS from 18 WoRMS global databases in AC11. 4D4Life e-Bulletin 4: 1, more
  • Peer reviewed article Appeltans, W.; Hannouti, A.; Van Damme, S.; Soetaert, K.; Vanthomme, R.; Tackx, M. (2003). Zooplankton in the Schelde estuary (Belgium/The Netherlands). The distribution of Eurytemora affinis: effect of oxygen? J. Plankton Res. 25(11): 1441-1445. dx.doi.org/10.1093/plankt/fbg101, more
  • Appeltans, W.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Mees, J. (2004). A taxonomic and biogeographic information system of marine species in the southern North Sea developed by Flanders Marine Institute, in: Ocean Biodiversity Informatics, Hamburg, Germany: 29 November to 1 December 2004: book of abstracts. pp. 54, more
  • Appeltans, W.; Claus, S.; Cuvelier, D.; Vanden Berghe, E. (2005). Europe counts marine life, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 25 February 2005: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 20: pp. 19, more
  • Appeltans, W.; Haspeslagh, J.; Vanden Berghe, E. (2005). Publish wisely or perish? An open archive for MarBEF. MarBEF Newsletter 3: 13, more
  • Appeltans, W.; Vanhoorne, B.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Hummel, H. (2006). The marine science job & candidate finder, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 31 March 2006: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 30: pp. 20, more
  • Appeltans, W.; Vanhoorne, B.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Hummel, H. (2006). Jobs, images, projects and publications. MarBEF Newsletter 4: 12-14, more
  • Appeltans, W.; Haspeslagh, J.; Vanden Berghe, E. (2006). MarBEF publishing revisited. MarBEF Newsletter 5: 16-17, more
  • Appeltans, W.; Claus, S.; Cuvelier, D.; Vanden Berghe, E. (2006). Europe counts marine life, in: Konjevic, S. et al. (Ed.) Open Waters - Open Sources: 11th Biennial Conference of the European Association of Aquatic Sciences Libraries and Information Centres (EURASLIC), 4-6th May 2005, Split, Croatia. pp. 173, more
  • Appeltans, W.; Vandepitte, L.; Vanhoorne, B.; Hernandez, F.; Mees, J. (2007). MarBEF Data Management: Progress towards European marine biodiversity data integration. MarBEF Newsletter 6: 15, more
  • Appeltans, W.; Costello, M.J.; Vanhoorne, B.; Decock, W.; Vandepitte, L.; Hernandez, F.; Mees, J.; Vanden Berghe, E. (2008). Aphia for a World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium, 29 February 2008: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 40: pp. 27, more
  • Appeltans, W.; Vandepitte, L.; Vanhoorne, B.; Hernandez, F.; Mees, J.; Heip, C.H.R. (2008). The future of MarBEF’s data legacy. MarBEF Newsletter 8: 14-15, more
  • Appeltans, W.; Costello, M.J.; Vanhoorne, B.; Hernandez, F.; Mees, J.; Vanden Berghe, E. (2008). A World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) for use in marine and biodiversity data management, in: Iona, Sissy et al. (Ed.) International Marine Data and Information Systems Conference IMDIS-2008, 31 March - 2 April 2008, Athens, Greece: Book of abstracts. pp. 22, more
  • Appeltans, W.; Costello, M.J.; Vanhoorne, B.; Hernandez, F.; Mees, J.; Vanden Berghe, E. (2008). EurOBIS, an online atlas for European marine species distribution data, in: Iona, Sissy et al. (Ed.) International Marine Data and Information Systems Conference IMDIS-2008, 31 March - 2 April 2008, Athens, Greece: Book of abstracts. pp. 43, more
  • Appeltans, W.; Vanhoorne, B.; Decock, W.; Hernandez, F.; Mees, J. (2009). Is our Belgian lab really more biodiverse than Darwin’s Galapagos Islands?, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 6 March 2009: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 41: pp. 21-22, more
  • Appeltans, W.; Decock, W.; De Hauwere, N.; Vandepitte, L.; Claus, S.; Deneudt, K.; Vanhoorne, B.; Hernandez, F.; Mees, J. (2010). Marine Species Information Systems at VLIZ, in: A decade of discovery: Census of Marine Life 2010. The J. Frederick Grassle Scientific Symposium on the Census of Marine Life: Poster abstracts. pp. [1], more
  • Appeltans, W.; Decock, W.; De Hauwere, N.; Vandepitte, L.; Claus, S.; Deneudt, K.; Vanhoorne, B.; Hernandez, F.; Mees, J. (2010). Marine Species Information Systems at VLIZ [Poster]. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ): Oostende. 1 poster pp., more
  • Appeltans, W.; Decock, W.; Vanhoorne, B.; Hernandez, F.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Fauchald, K.; Gordon, D.P.; Poore, G.C.B.; Hoeksema, B.W.; van Soest, R.W. (2010). The World Register of Marine Species, the first online inventory of all marine species, in: A decade of discovery: Census of Marine Life 2010. The J. Frederick Grassle Scientific Symposium on the Census of Marine Life: Poster abstracts. pp. [1], more
  • Appeltans, W.; Decock, W.; Vanhoorne, B.; Hernandez, F.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Fauchald, K.; Gordon, D.P.; Hoeksema, B.W.; Poore, G.C.B.; van Soest, R.; Stöhr, S.; Walter, C.; Costello, M.J. (2010). The World Register of Marine Species, the first online inventory of all marine species [Poster]. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ)/WoRMS Steering Committee: Oostende. 1 poster pp., more
  • Appeltans, W.; Decock, W.; Vanhoorne, B.; Hernandez, F.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Fauchald, K.; Gordon, D.P.; Poore, G.C.B.; van Soest, R.; Stöhr, S.; Walter, C.; Costello, M.J. (2011). The World Register of Marine Species: an authoritative, open-access web-resource for all marine species, in: The future of the 21st century ocean: Marine Sciences and European Research Infrastructures. An International Symposium, 28th June - 1 July 2011 Brest, France. pp. 30, more
  • Appeltans, W.; Claus, S.; Vandepitte, L.; Herman, P.; Holdsworth, N.; Maudire, G.; Ó Tuama, É.; Pesant, S.; Schaap, D.M.A.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Vladymyrov, V.; Hernandez, F. (2011). Progress towards a European portal on marine species observations, in: The future of the 21st century ocean: Marine Sciences and European Research Infrastructures. An International Symposium, 28th June - 1 July 2011 Brest, France. pp. 31, more
  • Appeltans, W.; Costello, M.J.; Decock, W.; Vanhoorne, B.; Deneudt, K.; Hernandez, F. (2012). How many known species in the Ocean and in WoRMS?, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts - VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day. Brugge, Belgium, 24 February 2012. VLIZ Special Publication, 55: pp. 11, more
  • Peer reviewed article Appeltans, W.; Ahyong, S.T.; Anderson, G.; Angel, M.V.; Artois, T.; Bailly, N.; Bamber, R.N.; Barber, A.; Bartsch, I.; Berta, A.; Blazewicz-Paszkowycz , M.; Bock, P.; Boxshall, G.; Boyko, C.B.; Nunes Brandão, S.; Bray, R.A.; Bruce, N.L.; Cairns, S.D.; Chan, T.-Y.; Cheng, L.; Collins, A.G.; Cribb, T.H.; Curini-Galletti, M.; Dahdouh-Guebas, F.; Davie, P.J.F.; Dawson, M.N.; De Clerck, O.; Decock, W.; De Grave, S.; de Voogd, N.J.; Domning, D.P.; Emig, C.C.; Erséus, Ch.; Eschmeyer, W.; Fauchald, K.; Fautin, D.G.; Feist, S.W.; Fransen, C.H.J.M.; Furuya, H.; García-Alvarez, O.; Gerken, S.; Gibson, D.; Gittenberger, A.; Gofas, S.; Gómez-Daglio, L.; Gordon, D.P.; Guiry, M.D.; Hernandez, F.; Hoeksema, B.W.; Hopcroft, R.R.; Jaume, D.; Kirk, P.; Koedam, N.; Koenemann, S.; Kolb, J.B.; Kristensen, R.M.; Kroh, A.; Lambert, G.; Lazarus, D.B.; Lemaitre, R.; Longshaw, M.; Lowry, J.; MacPherson, E.; Madin, L.P.; Mah, C.; Mapstone, G.; McLaughlin, P.A.; Mees, J.; Meland, K.; Messing, C.G.; Mills, C.E.; Molodtsova, T.N.; Mooi, R.; Neuhaus, B.; Ng, P.K.L.; Nielsen, C.; Norenburg, J.; Opresko, D.M.; Osawa, M.; Paulay, G.; Perrin, W.; Pilger, J.F.; Poore, G.C.B.; Pugh, Ph.R.; Read, G.B.; Reimer, J.D.; Rius, M.; Rocha, R.M.; Sáiz Salinas, J.I.; Scarabino, V.; Schierwater, B.; Schmidt-Rhaesa, A.; Schnabel, K.E.; Schotte, M.; Schuchert, P.; Schwabe, E.; Segers, H.; Self-Sullivan, C.; Shenkar, N.; Siegel, V.; Sterrer, W.; Stöhr, S.; Swalla, B.; Tasker, M.L.; Thuesen, E.V.; Timm, T.; Todaro, M.A.; Turon, X.; Tyler, S.; Uetz, P.; van der Land, J.; Vanhoorne, B.; van Ofwegen, L.P.; Van Soest, R.W.M.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Walker-Smith, G.K.; Walter, T.C.; Warren, A.; Williams, G.C.; Wilson, S.P.; Costello, M.J. (2012). The magnitude of global marine species diversity. Curr. Biol. 22(23): 2189-2202. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.cub.2012.09.036, more
  • Peer reviewed article Appeltans, W.; Pissierssens, P.; Coro, G.; Italiano, A.; Pagano, P.; Ellenbroek, A.; Webb, T. (2013). Trendylyzer: a long-term trend analysis on biogeographic data, in: IMDIS 2013 International Conference on Marine Data and Information Systems 23-25 September, 2013 - Lucca (Italy). Bollettino di Geofisica Teorica ed Applicata: an International Journal of Earth Sciences, 54(Supplement): pp. 203-205, more
  • Appeltans, W.; Dujardin, F.; Flavell, M.; Miloslavich, P.; Webb, T.J. (2016). Biodiversity baselines in the global ocean, in: UNESCO-IOC et al. The open ocean: Status and trends. pp. 220-238, more
  • Appeltans, W.; Barbiere, J. (2013). UN sets its sights on protecting the open ocean. World Sci. 11(4): 18, more
  • Appeltans, W.; Vanden Berghe, E. (2003). TISBE & APHIA: on-line biological databases for marine species in Belgium and adjacent areas, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 28 February 2003: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 12: pp. 63, more
  • Appeltans, W.; Vanden Berghe, E. (2004). How many species are there in the North Sea?, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 5 March 2004: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 17: pp. 32, more
  • Appeltans, W.; Vanden Berghe, E. (2004). MARBEF data management. MarBEF Newsletter 1: 8-9, more
  • Appeltans, W.; Vanden Berghe, E. (2005). Gegevens- en informatiebeheer binnen het STARDUST project, in: Wartel, M. et al. (Ed.) Onze onderwaterbodems: verzegelde bewaarkast of tijdbom? Infosessie, Menen, 3 juni 2005 = Nos lits de rivières: enfouissement définitif ou bombe à retardement? Session d'information, Menin, 3 juin 2005. VLIZ Special Publication, 24: pp. 25-26, more
  • Appeltans, W.; Vanhoorne, B. (2006). MARBEFs species gallery images impressive marine life, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 31 March 2006: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 30: pp. 21, more
  • Appeltans, W.; Vanhoorne, B. (2006). MarBEF species gallery: a growing resource of images of European marine species. MarBEF Newsletter 5: 18, more
  • Appeltans, W.; Webb, T.J. (2014). Biodiversity baselines in the deep sea. Deep-Sea Life 4: 45-46, more
  • Arvanitidis, C.; Eleftheriou, A.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Appeltans, W.; van Avesaath, P.H.; Heip, C.H.R.; Mees, J. (2003). Electronic conference on 'Marine Biodiversity in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea': summary of discussions, 7 to 20 April, 2003. MARBENA Proceedings, 3. Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ): Oostende. IV, 74 pp., more
  • Bingham, H.; Doudin, M.; Weatherdon, L.V.; Despot-Belmonte, K.; Wetzel, F.T.; Groom, Q.; Lewis, E.; Regan, E.; Appeltans, W.; Güntsch, A.; Mergen, M.; Agosti, D.; Penev, L.; Hoffmann, A.; Saarenmaa, H.; Geller, G.; Kim, K.; Kim, H.; Archambeau, A-S.; Haüser, C.; Schmeller, D.S.; Geijzendorffer, I.; García Camacho, A.; Guerra, C.; Robertson, T.; Runnel, V.; Valland, N.; Martin, C.S. (2017). The biodiversity informatics landscape: Elements, connections and opportunities. Research Ideas and Outcomes 3: e14059. https://hdl.handle.net/10.3897/rio.3.e14059, more
  • Bisby, F.A.; Roskov, Y.R.; Culham, A.; Orrell, T.M.; Nicolson, D.; Paglinawan, L.E.; Bailly, N.; Appeltans, W.; Kirk, P.; Bourgoin, T.; Baillargeon, G.; Ouvrard, D. (Ed.) (2012). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2012 Annual Checklist [DVD]. Species 2000: Reading. 1 DVD pp., more
  • Claus, S.; Appeltans, W.; Vanhoorne, B.; De Hauwere, N.; Hernandez, F.; Mees, J. (2007). The European Marine Gazetteer: its development and applications. MarBEF Newsletter 7: 15-16, more
  • Claus, S.; Vandepitte, L.; Appeltans, W.; Deneudt, K.; Vanhoorne, B.; Hernandez, F.; Mees, J.; Heip, C.H.R.; Holdsworth, N.; Maudire, G.; McDonough, N.; Ó Tuama, É.; Pesant, S.; Pissierssens, P.; Schaap, D.M.A.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Vladymyrov, V. (2010). Development of a Marine Biological Data Portal within the framework of the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODNet), in: Fichaut, M. et al. (Ed.) International Marine Data and Information Systems Conference IMDIS 2010, 29-31 March 2010, Paris, France: Book of abstracts. pp. 57, more
  • Claus, S.; Vandepitte, L.; Hernandez, F.; Appeltans, W.; Deneudt, K.; Vanhoorne, B.; De Hauwere, N. (2011). EMODnet: Pilot portal for biology, data discovery and access service [Poster]. Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ): Oostende. 1 poster pp., more
  • Peer reviewed article Coro, G.; Webb, T.J.; Appeltans, W.; Bailly, N.; Cattrijsse, A.; Pagano, P. (2015). Classifying degrees of species commonness: North Sea fish as a case study. Ecol. Model. 312: 272-280. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.05.033, more
  • Peer reviewed article Costello, M.J.; Boxshall, G.A.; Boyko, C.B.; Høeg, J.T.; Markham, J.; Appeltans, W. (2009). Development of sustainable authoritative online species databases. Integrative and Comparative Biology 49: E217-E217, more
  • Peer reviewed article Costello, M.J.; Boxshall, G.A.; Boyko, C.B.; Høeg, J.T.; Markham, J.; Appeltans, W. (2009). How can we best make authoritative biological information available online? Integrative and Comparative Biology 49: E38-E38, more
  • Peer reviewed article Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Fauchald, K.; Gordon, D.; Hoeksema, B.W.; Poore, G.C.B.; Van Soest, R.W.M.; Stöhr, S.; Walter, T.C.; Vanhoorne, B.; Decock, W.; Appeltans, W. (2013). Global coordination and standardisation in marine biodiversity through the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) and related databases. PLoS One 8(1): 20 pp. hdl.handle.net/10.1371/journal.pone.0051629, more
  • Peer reviewed article Costello, M.J.; Appeltans, W.; Bailly, N.; Berendsohn, W.G.; de Jong, Y.; Edwards, M.; Froese, R.; Huettmann, F.; Los, W.; Mees, J.; Segers, H.; Bisby, F.A. (2014). Strategies for the sustainability of online open-access biodiversity databases. Biol. Conserv. 173: 155-165. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.biocon.2013.07.042, more
  • Peer reviewed article Costello, M.J.; Vanhoorne, B.; Appeltans, W. (2015). Conservation of biodiversity through taxonomy, data publication, and collaborative infrastructures. Conserv. Biol. 29(4): 1094-1099. hdl.handle.net/10.1111/cobi.12496, more
  • Costello, M.J.; Basher, Z.; McLeod, L.; Asaad, I.; Claus, S.; Vandepitte, L.; Yasuhara, M.; Gislason, H.; Edwards, M.; Appeltans, W.; Enevoldsen, H.; Edgar, G.J.; Miloslavich, P.; De Monte, S.; Pinto, I.S.; Obura, D.; Bates, A.E. (2017). Methods for the study of marine biodiversity, in: Walters, M. et al. (Ed.) The GEO handbook on biodiversity observation networks. pp. 129-163. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/978-3-319-27288-7_6, more
  • Costello, M.J.; Appeltans, W. (2008). Taxonomic editors plan a World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). MarBEF Newsletter 8: 36-37, more
  • Cuvelier, D.; Claus, S.; Appeltans, W.; Vanhoorne, B.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Costello, M.J. (2006). European Register of Marine Species (ERMS) - plans turning into reality ! MarBEF Newsletter 4: 14-15, more
  • de Jong, Y.; Costello, M.J.; Appeltans, W.; Nash, R. (2008). PESI: Pan-European Species-directories Infrastructure. MarBEF Newsletter 8: 33-34, more
  • de Jong, Y.; Kouwenberg, J.; Boegh, P.; Costello, M.J.; Hussey, C.; Hyam, R.; Bourgin, T.; Güntsch, A.; Berendsohn, W.G.; Appeltans, W. (2010). A Pan-European Species-directories Infrastructure (PESI), in: Weitzman, A. The Proceedings of TDWG: Provisional Abstracts of the 2010 Annual Conference of the Taxonomic Databases Working Group, 26 September - 1 October 2010, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA. pp. 39-40, more
  • Peer reviewed article de Jong, Y.; Kouwenberg, J.; Boumans, L.; Hussey, C.; Hyam, R.; Nicolson, N.; Kirk, P.; Paton, A.; Michel, E.; Guiry, M.D.; Boegh, P.S.; Pedersen, H.A.; Enghoff, H.; von Raab-Straube, E.; Güntsch, A.; Geoffroy, M.; Müller, A.; Kohlbecker, A.; Berendsohn, W.; Appeltans, W.; Arvanitidis, C.; Vanhoorne, B.; Declerck, J.; Vandepitte, L.; Hernandez, F.; Nash, R.; Costello, M.J.; Ouvrard, D.; Bezard-Falgas, P.; Bourgoin, T.; Wetzel, F.T.; Glöckler, F.; Korb, G.; Ring, C.; Hagedorn, G.; Haüser, C.; Aktaç, N.; Asan, A.; Ardelean, A.; Vieira Borges, P.A.; Dhora, D.; Khachatryan, H.; Malicky, M.; Ibrahimov, S.; Tuzikov, A.; De Wever, A.; Moncheva, S.; Spassov, N.; Chobot, K.; Popov, A.; Borsic, I.; Sfenthourakis, S.; Kõljalg, U.; Uotila, P.; Olivier, G.; Dauvin, J.C.; Tarkhnishvili, D.; Chaladze, G.; Tuerkay, M.; Legakis, A.; Peregovits, L.; Gudmundsson, G.A.; Ólafsson, E.; Lysaght, L.; Galil, B.S.; Raimondo, F.M.; Domina, G.; Stoch, F.; Minelli, A.; Spungis, V.; Budrys, E.; Olenin, S.; Turpel, A.; Walisch, T.; Krpach, V.; Gambin, M.T.; Ungureanu, L.; Karaman, G.; Kleukers, R.M. J. C.; Stur, E.; Aagaard, K.; Valland, N.; Moen, T.L.; Bogdanowicz, W.; Tykarski, P.; Weslawski, J.M.; Kendra, M.; de Frias Martins, A.M.; Abreu, A.D.; Silva, R.; Medvedev, S.; Ryss, A.; Simic, S.; Marhold, K.; Stloukal, E.; Tome, D.; Ramos, M.A.; Valdés, B.; Pina, F.; Kullander, S.O.; Telenius, A.; Gonsenth, Y.; Tschudin, P.; Sergeyeva, O.; Vladymyrov, V.; Rizun, W.B.; Raper, C.; Lear, D.; Stoev, P.; Penev, L.; Rubio, A.C.; Backeljau, T.; Saarenmaa, H.; Ulenberg, S. (2015). PESI - a taxonomic backbone for Europe. Biodiversity Data Journal 3: e5848. hdl.handle.net/10.3897/BDJ.3.e5848, more
  • Peer reviewed article De Pooter, D.; Appeltans, W.; Bailly, N.; Bristol, S.; Deneudt, K.; Eliezer, M.; Fujioka, E.; Giorgetti, A.; Goldstein, P.; Lewis, M.; Lipizer, M.; Mackay, K.; Marin, M.; Moncoiffe, G.; Nikolopoulou, S.; Provoost, P.; Rauch, S.; Roubicek, A.; Torres, C.; Van de Putte, A.; Vandepitte, L.; Vanhoorne, B.; Vinci, M.; Wambiji, N.; Watts, D.; Salas, E.K.; Hernandez, F. (2017). Toward a new data standard for combined marine biological and environmental datasets - expanding OBIS beyond species occurrences. Biodiversity Data Journal 5: e10989. hdl.handle.net/10.3897/BDJ.5.e10989 , more
  • Degraer, S.; Wittoeck, J.; Appeltans, W.; Cooreman, K.; Deprez, T.; Hillewaert, H.; Hostens, K.; Mees, J.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Vincx, M. (2006). L'atlas du macrobenthos de la partie belge de la Mer du Nord. Politique scientifique fédérale: Bruxelles. ISBN 90-810081-7-X. 164, photographs, 1 cd-rom pp., more
  • Degraer, S.; Wittoeck, J.; Appeltans, W.; Cooreman, K.; Deprez, T.; Hillewaert, H.; Hostens, K.; Mees, J.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Vincx, M. (2006). De macrobenthosatlas van het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee. Federaal Wetenschapsbeleid: Brussel. ISBN 90-810081-5-3. 164, photographs, 1 cd-rom pp., more
  • Degraer, S.; Wittoeck, J.; Appeltans, W.; Cooreman, K.; Deprez, T.; Hillewaert, H.; Hostens, K.; Mees, J.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Vincx, M. (2006). The macrobenthos atlas of the Belgian part of the North Sea. Belgian Science Policy: Brussel. ISBN 90-810081-6-1. 164, photographs, 1 cd-rom pp., more
  • Deneudt, K.; Vanhoorne, B.; Appeltans, W.; Hernandez, F. (2012). Talking to the WoRMS: what can VLIZ web services do for you?, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts - VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day. Brugge, Belgium, 24 February 2012. VLIZ Special Publication, 55: pp. 23, more
  • Emblow, C.S.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Appeltans, W.; Cuvelier, D.; van Avesaath, P.H.; Hummel, H.; Heip, C.H.R.; Mees, J. (Ed.) (2004). Electronic conference on ‘Sustaining Livelihoods and Biodiversity - attaining the 2010 target in the European Biodiversity Strategy’: summary of discussions, 13 to 30 April, 2004. Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ): Oostende. III, 30 pp., more
  • Peer reviewed article Garcia, H.E.; Cosca, C.; Kozyr, A.; Mayorga, E.; Chandler, C.; Thomas, R.W.; O'Brien, K.; Appeltans, W.; Hankin, S.; Newton, J.A.; Gutierrez, A.; Gattuso, J.P.; Hansson, L.; Zweng, M.; Pfeil, B. (2015). Data management strategy to improve global use of ocean acidification data and information. Oceanography 28(2): 226-228. hdl.handle.net/10.5670/oceanog.2015.45, more
  • Güntsch, A.; Berendsohn, W.G.; Geoffroy, M.; von Raab-Straube, E.; Müller, A.; Appeltans, W.; de Jong, Y. (2010). The identity of things - Why we need transparent delimitations of biodiversity objects, in: Weitzman, A. The Proceedings of TDWG: Provisional Abstracts of the 2010 Annual Conference of the Taxonomic Databases Working Group, 26 September - 1 October 2010, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA. pp. 43-44, more
  • Peer reviewed article Hanson, L.; Appeltans, W.; Gattuso, J.P. (2014). Promoting international collaboration on ocean acidification data management. Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre Workshop; Monaco, 23-24 April 2014. Eos, Trans. (Wash. D.C.) 95(46): 421-422. hdl.handle.net/10.1002/2014EO460006, more
  • Heip, C.H.R.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Appeltans, W.; Cuvelier, D.; van Avesaath, P.H.; Hummel, H.; Mees, J. (2004). Electronic conference on 'Marine biodiversity research that matters!': summary of discussions, 15 to 26 November 2004. Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ): Oostende. IX, 35 pp., more
  • Heip, C.H.R.; Hummel, H.; van Avesaath, P.H.; Appeltans, W.; Arvanitidis, C.; Aspden, R.; Austen, M.; Boero, F.; Bouma, T.J.; Boxshall, G.; Buchholz, F.; Crowe, T.; Delaney, A.E.; Deprez, T.; Emblow, C.; Feral, J.-P.; Gasol, J.M.; Gooday, A.J.; Harder, J.; Ianora, A.; Kraberg, A.C.; MacKenzie, B.R.; Ojaveer, H.; Paterson, D.; Rumohr, H.; Schiedek, D.; Sokolowski, A.; Somerfield, P.J.; Sousa Pinto, I.; Vincx, M.; Weslawski, J.M.; Nash, R. (2009). Marine Biodiversity & Ecosystem Functioning. MarBEF EU Network of Excellence: Dublin. 100 pp., more
  • Hiscock, K.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Appeltans, W.; van Avesaath, P.H.; Hummel, H.; Heip, C.H.R.; Mees, J. (Ed.) (2003). Electronic conference on ‘Genetic biodiversity in marine ecosystems: measurement, understanding and management’: summary of discussions, 6 to 17 October, 2003. MARBENA Proceedings, 5. Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ): Oostende. VI, 55 pp., more
  • Peer reviewed article Hobern, D.; Appeltans, W.; Costello, M.J. (2014). Advancing online databases and information systems for biodiversityconservation. Biol. Conserv. 173: 65-67. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.biocon.2014.04.008, more
  • Peer reviewed article Kennedy, M.K.; Nozères, C.; Miller, R.; Vanhoorne, B.; Appeltans, W. (2011). The Canadian Register of Marine Species photo gallery: A user's guide. Version 1. Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences = Rapport Technique Canadien des Sciences Halieutiques et Aquatiques, 2933. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada: Ottawa. v + 42 pp., more
  • Kraberg, A.C.; Vaulot, D.; Jouenne, F.; Amorim, A.; Moita, T.; Young, J.; Appeltans, W.; Wiltshire, K. (2007). PLANKTON*NET: A new and improving tool for studying and monitoring harmful algal blooms. Harmful Algae News 34: 9-11, more
  • Magni, P.; Malej, A.; Moncheva, S.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Appeltans, W.; Cuvelier, D.; van Avesaath, P.H.; Hummel, H.; Heip, C.H.R.; Mees, J. (Ed.) (2004). Electronic conference on 'The Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea: new challenges for marine biodiversity research and monitoring': summary of discussions, 6 to 24 September, 2004. Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ): Oostende. VIII, 108 pp., more
  • Peer reviewed article Massin, C.; Appeltans, W.; Van Hoey, G.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2005). Leptosynapta minuta (Becher, 1906) (Echinodermata, Holothuroidea), a new record for Belgian marine waters. Belg. J. Zool. 135(1): 83-86, more
  • Massó i Alemán, S.; Bourgeois, C.; Appeltans, W.; Vanhoorne, B.; De Hauwere, N.; Stoffelen, P.; Heughebaert, A.; Dahdouh-Guebas, F. (2009). The mangrove reference database and herbarium, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts: an overview of marine research in Belgium anno 2009. 10th VLIZ Young Scientists' Day. Special edition at the occasion of 10 years VLIZ. VLIZ Special Publication, 43: pp. 93, more
  • Peer reviewed article Massó i Alemán, S.; Bourgeois, C.; Appeltans, W.; Vanhoorne, B.; De Hauwere, N.; Stoffelen, P.; Heughebaert, A.; Dahdouh-Guebas, F. (2010). The 'Mangrove Reference Database and Herbarium'. Plant Ecol. Evol. 143(2): 225-232. dx.doi.org/10.5091/plecevo.2010.439, more
  • Narayanaswamy, B.E.; Ojaveer, H.; Boxshall, G.; Appeltans, W.; Danovaro, R.; Holm, P.; Nickelson, T. (2010). Diversity of European seas: Finding new life. EuroCoML Non-Technical Report. The European Census of Marine Life: Oban. 55 pp., more
  • Nozères, C.; Vandepitte, L.; Appeltans, W.; Kennedy, M. (2012). Best practice guidelines in the development and maintenance of regional marine species checklists. version 1.0, released on August 2012. Global Biodiversity Information Facility: Copenhagen. ISBN 978-87-92020-46-8. 27 pp., more
  • O'Hara, T.; Tittensor, D.; Baker, M.; Stocks, K.; Appeltans, W. (2015). A global deep-sea biodiversity data-sharing platform. Deep-Sea Life 6: 12, more
  • Pissierssens, P.; Appeltans, W. (2015). Looking beyond your microscope: contributing data and information to the global community, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 20 February 2015. VLIZ Special Publication, 71: pp. 108, more
  • Samyn, Y.; Appeltans, W. (2002). Maintaining native levels of shallow-water holothurian biodiversity in the western Indian Ocean (poster), in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 13 March 2002: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 7: pp. 42, more
  • Samyn, Y.; Appeltans, W. (2004). Maintaining native levels of shallow-water holoturian biodiversity in the Western Indian Ocean, in: Segers, H. et al. (Ed.) 'Scientific tools for biodiversity conservation: monitoring, modelling and experiments': Proceedings of the 5th meeting of the European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy meeting held under the Belgian EU Presidency, 2-4 December 2001, Brussels. pp. 202, more
  • Samyn, Y.; Appeltans, W.; Kerr, A.M. (2003). Phylogeny of Labidodemas and the Holothuriidae (Holothuroidea: (Aspidochirotida) as inferred from morphology, in: Samyn, Y. Towards an understanding of the shallow-water holothuroid fauna (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) of the western Indian Ocean. pp. 138-156, more
  • Peer reviewed article Samyn, Y.; Appeltans, W.; Kerr, A.M. (2005). Phylogeny of Labidodemas and the Holothuriidae (Holothuroidea: Aspidochirotida) as inferred from morphology. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 144(1): 103-120, more
  • Peer reviewed article Van de Moortel, S.; Appeltans, W. (2004). De Strandwerkgroep website. De Strandvlo 24(3-4): 102-104, more
  • Vanden Berghe, E.; Appeltans, W.; Claus, S.; Vandepitte, L.; Vanhoorne, B. (2006). EurOBIS & Co, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 31 March 2006: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 30: pp. 59, more
  • Peer reviewed article Vanden Berghe, E.; Claus, S.; Appeltans, W.; Faulwetter, S.; Arvanitidis, C.; Somerfield, P.J.; Aleffi, I.F.; Amouroux, J.M.; Anisimova, N.; Bachelet, G.; Cochrane, S.J.; Costello, M.J.; Craeymeersch, J.A.; Dahle, S.; Degraer, S.; Denisenko, S.; Deprez, T.; Dounas, C.; Duineveld, G.; Emblow, C.; Escaravage, V.; Fabri, M.-C.; Fleischer, D.; Grémare, A.; Herrmann, M.; Hummel, H.; Karakassis, I.; Kedra, M.; Kendall, M.A.; Kingston, P.; Kotwicki, L.; Labrune, C.; Laudien, J.; Nevrova, E.L.; Occhipinti-Ambrogi, A.; Olsgard, F.; Palerud, R.; Petrov, A.; Rachor, E.; Revkov, N.K.; Rumohr, H.; Sardá, R.; Sistermans, W.C.H.; Speybroeck, J.; Janas, U.; Van Hoey, G.; Vincx, M.; Whomersley, P.; Willems, W.; Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, M.; Zenetos, A.; Zettler, M.L.; Heip, C.H.R. (2009). MacroBen integrated database on benthic invertebrates of European continental shelves: a tool for large-scale analysis across Europe. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 382: 225-238. dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps07826, more
  • Vanden Berghe, E.; Appeltans, W.; Costello, M.J.; Pissierssens, P. (Ed.) (2007). Proceedings Ocean Biodiversity Informatics: International Conference on Marine Biodiversity Data Management, Hamburg, Germany 29 November to 1 December, 2004. VLIZ Special Publication, 37. IOC Workshop Report, 202. VI, 192 pp., more
  • Vanden Berghe, E.; Appeltans, W. (2004). The European Register for Marine Species revived, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 5 March 2004: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 17: pp. 77, more
  • Peer reviewed article Vandepitte, L.; Hernandez, F.; Claus, S.; Vanhoorne, B.; De Hauwere, N.; Deneudt, K.; Appeltans, W.; Mees, J. (2011). Analysing the content of the European Ocean Biogeographic Information System (EurOBIS): available data, limitations, prospects and a look at the future. Hydrobiologia 667(1): 1-14 + suppl. material (28 pages). dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-011-0656-x, more
  • Peer reviewed article Vandepitte, L.; Hernandez, F.; Claus, S.; Vanhoorne, B.; De Hauwere, N.; Deneudt, K.; Appeltans, W.; Mees, J. (2011). Erratum to: Analysing the content of the European Ocean Biogeographic Information System (EurOBIS): available data, limitations, prospects and a look at the future. Hydrobiologia 669(1): 265-266. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-011-0712-6, more
  • Peer reviewed article Vandepitte, L.; De Pooter, D.; Deneudt, K.; Vanhoorne, B.; Provoost, P.; Appeltans, W.; Bailly, N.; Eliezer, M.; Fujioka, E.; Goldstein, P.; Giorgetti, A.; Lewis, M.N.; Lipizer, M.; Mackay, K.A.; Moncoiffe, G.; Nikolopoulou, S.; Rauch, S.; Roubicek, A.; Torres, C.; Van de Putte, A.; Vinci, M.; Wambiji, N.W.; Hernandez, F. (2016). Expanding the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) beyond species occurrences, by including associated environmental data - experiences from the OBIS-ENV-DATA project, in: IMDIS 2016 International Conference on Marine Data and Information Systems, 11-13 October 2016, Gdansk, Poland. Bollettino di Geofisica Teorica ed Applicata: an International Journal of Earth Sciences, 57(Suppl.): pp. 155-157, more
  • Vanhoorne, B.; Deneudt, K.; Appeltans, W.; Hernandez, F.; Mees, J. (2008). The Aphia Taxon Match Tool, an online quality control tool for checking your biological data against the World and European Registers of Marine Species, in: Iona, Sissy et al. (Ed.) International Marine Data and Information Systems Conference IMDIS-2008, 31 March - 2 April 2008, Athens, Greece: Book of abstracts. pp. 145, more
  • Wambiji, N.; Odido, M.; Appeltans, W.; Bel Hassen, M.; Mussai, P.; Nsiangango, S.E.; Vandepitte, L.; Zamouri, N.; Jiddou, A.M. (2014). African Register of Marine Species (AfReMaS). Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute: Mombasa. 1 poster pp., more
  • Wartel, M.; Baeyens, W.F.J.; Fischer, J.-C.; Leermakers, M.; Ouddane, B.; Billon, G.; Bodineau, L.; Gabelle, C.; Garnier, C.; Grare, C.; Barthe, J.F.; Gao, Y.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Appeltans, W.; de Lichtervelde, K.; Mees, J. (2005). STARDUST (Spatial and Temporal Assessment of high Resolution Depth profiles Using novel Sampling Technologies): Final Report - annexes. VLIZ Special Publication, 27. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ): Oostende. 92 pp., more
  • Wartel, M.; Baeyens, W.F.J.; Fischer, J.-C.; Leermakers, M.; Ouddane, B.; Billon, G.; Bodineau, L.; Gabelle, C.; Garnier, C.; Grare, C.; Barthe, J.F.; Gao, Y.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Appeltans, W.; de Lichtervelde, K.; Mees, J. (2005). STARDUST (Spatial and Temporal Assessment of high Resolution Depth profiles Using novel Sampling Technologies): Final Report. VLIZ Special Publication, 26. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ): Oostende. 35 pp., more
  • Wartel, M.; Baeyens, W.F.J.; Appeltans, W.; Mees, J. (Ed.) (2005). Onze onderwaterbodems: verzegelde bewaarkast of tijdbom? Infosessie, Menen, 3 juni 2005 = Nos lits de rivières: enfouissement définitif ou bombe à retardement? Session d'information, Menin, 3 juin 2005. VLIZ Special Publication, 24. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee: Oostende. V, 32 pp., more
  • Peer reviewed article Weatherdon, L.; Appeltans, W.; Bowles-Newark, N.; Brooks, T.M; Davis, F.E.; Despot-Belmonte, K.; Fletcher, S.; Garilao, C.; Hilton-Taylor, C.; Hirsch, T.; Juffe-Bignoli, D.; Kaschner, K.; Kingston, N.; Malsch, K.; Regan, E.C.; Kesner-Reyes, K.; Rose, D.C.; Wetzel, F.T.; Wilkinson, T.; Martin, C.S. (2017). Blueprints of effective biodiversity and conservation knowledge products that support marine policy. Front. Mar. Sci. 4(96): 16 pp. hdl.handle.net/10.3389/fmars.2017.00096, more
  • Weslawski, J.M.; Ojaveer, H.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Appeltans, W.; van Avesaath, P.H.; Hummel, H.; Heip, C.H.R.; Mees, J. (2003). Electronic conference on ‘Newly Associated States and Marine Biodiversity Research’: summary of discussions, 2 - 12 June 2003. MARBENA Proceedings, 4. Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ): Oostende. V, 63 pp., more

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