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A limited series where the pioneers behind FishBase and SeaLifeBase talk about the mission of these online global biodiversity information systems.

Created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of FishBase and 15th anniversary of SeaLifeBase.

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A limited series where the pioneers behind FishBase and SeaLifeBase talk about the mission of these online global biodiversity information systems.

Created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of FishBase and 15th anniversary of SeaLifeBase.

    Nicolas Bailly - FishBase and SeaLifeBase Anniversary Podcast

    Nicolas Bailly - FishBase and SeaLifeBase Anniversary Podcast

    Dr. Nicolas Bailly is a Curatorial Assistant at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum in Vancouver, Canada, and Scientific Adviser of SeaLifeBase.

    Back in the mid-2000s, Dr. Bailly together with Dr. Deng Palomares helped create SeaLifeBase by taking an empty shell of the FishBase database structure and populating it with information from the Catalogue of Life.

    Later on, he worked on improving the processes and the data available in SeaLifeBase, and has remained linked to the project as a scientific adviser.

    On this episode, Dr. Bailly shares with us some of the unpublished details behind the creation of this groundbreaking database.

    Produced by Valentina Ruiz-Leotaud.

    • 20 min
    Cornelia Nauen - FishBase and SeaLifeBase Anniversary Podcast

    Cornelia Nauen - FishBase and SeaLifeBase Anniversary Podcast

    Back in the late 1980s, Dr Cornelia Nauen was entrusted by Dr Daniel Pauly and Dr Rainer Froese with a big mission: finding a way to fund FishBase, a biodiversity information system of all fish in the world.

    On this episode, Dr Nauen recounts how she and the FishBase team worked together to gather millions of dollars and kickstart the project, and the challenges of keeping it going once the initial funding phase was done. 

    She also shared some unknown details and funny anecdotes related to the creation of this groundbreaking database.

    Produced by Valentina Ruiz-Leotaud.

    • 19 min
    Deng Palomares - FishBase and SeaLifeBase Anniversary Podcast

    Deng Palomares - FishBase and SeaLifeBase Anniversary Podcast

    In 2005, Dr. Deng Palomares was invited by Dr. Daniel Pauly to lead the SeaLifeBase project.

    In this episode, Dr. Palomares explains how the idea of a database of all marine organisms apart from finfish came to be and reveals that it was created as a homage to a pioneer of tropical fisheries science.

    Produced by Valentina Ruiz-Leotaud.

    • 19 min
    Daniel Pauly - FishBase and SeaLifeBase Anniversary Podcast

    Daniel Pauly - FishBase and SeaLifeBase Anniversary Podcast

    Back in the late 1980s, Dr Daniel Pauly invited Dr Rainer Froese to join forces and, together, bring FishBase to life.

    On this episode, Dr Pauly shares some unknown details and funny anecdotes related to the creation of this groundbreaking database.

    He explains why FishBase is one of the most used products in science and why he believes his intellectual development would have been completely difference without the existence of FishBase.

    Produced by Valentina Ruiz-Leotaud.

    • 20 min
    Rainer Froese - FishBase and SeaLifeBase Anniversary Podcast

    Rainer Froese - FishBase and SeaLifeBase Anniversary Podcast

    Back in the late 1980s, Dr Rainer Froese joined forces with Dr Daniel Pauly and, together, they brought FishBase to life.

    On this episode, Dr Froese shares some unknown details and funny anecdotes related to the creation of this groundbreaking database.

    Produced by Valentina Ruiz-Leotaud.

    • 17 min

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