[Annelida] Fwd: European Register of Marine Species request

Geoff Read via annelida%40net.bio.net (by g.read At niwa.co.nz)
Wed Nov 8 19:31:36 EST 2006

Forwarded for  Christos Arvanitidis
<arvanitidis At imbc.gr>, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research

Dear colleagues,

Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning (MarBEF) is an EU funded 
Network of Excellence, consisting of 83 European marine institutes. It 
is a platform for the integration and dissemination of knowledge and 
expertise available on marine biodiversity, with links to researchers, 
industry, stakeholders and the general public (www.marbef.org).

The European Register of Marine Species (ERMS) is an authoritative 
taxonomic list of species occurring in the European marine environment, 
defined as up to the strandline or splash zone above the high tide mark
and down to 0.5 (psu, ppt) salinity in estuaries 

The register is now under revision and daily updated in the framework of 
the MarBEF EU Network of Excellence by a board of taxonomic editors, 
which are world taxonomic experts. It is anticipated that the Register 
will become a standard reference (and technological tool)
for marine biodiversity training, research and management in Europe.
Experts interested, are invited to visit the current version of the
Polychaeta list ( http://www.marbef.org/data/erms.php ),
contact the MarBEF responsible person (arvanitidis At her.hcmr.gr) or
the data management office (Edward Vanden Berghe: <wardvdb At vliz.be>) and 
submit comments/suggestions/corrections. Also, relevant ecological 
information and pictures of taxa, listed in ERMS, are more than welcome. 
The name of the expert and the revision date for each species or taxon
is automatically shown.

For the ERMS-2 Polychaete Catalogue,

Christos Arvanitidis

Institute of Marine Biology and Genetics,
Hellenic Center for Marine Research,
Former American Base of Gournes,
71003, Heraklion, Crete,
tel: (30-2810) 337748
fax: (30-2810) 337822

   Geoff Read <g.read At niwa.co.nz>

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