Open Science

Open Southern Ocean sea star database published in Ecology

After a long time in the making, the paper describing our open database of trophic markers and biometric measurements in Southern Ocean sea stars is out in Ecology. This massive effort, co-lead by Camille Moreau (ULB) and Baptiste Le Bourg (ULiège) as part of their respective PhD theses, contains almost 25000 measurements performed in nearly 2500 sea star specimens from 133 taxa, sampled in numerous locations along the Antarctic littoral and subantarctic islands between 1985 and 2017.

DeepIso v1 is live!

It is a great pleasure to finally introduce DeepIso (A global open database of stable isotope ratios and elemental contents for deep-sea ecosystems) to the public! 18677 fully documented measurements conveniently located a couple of clicks away, at This collaborative database currently has data for 493 distinct taxa from multiple habitats (hydrothermal vents, cold seeps, cold water coral reefs, other benthic or pelagic environments). Almost global latitude (-62 to 67°) and longitude (-177 to 152°) coverage, and samples taken between 1989 and 2018 at depths up to 5209 m.