Welcome to WebGR.

WebGR is a European project that aims to develop Open Source software to support studies of fish growth and reproduction. In particular it promotes the use of online services to organise calibration workshops.

Scientists, who read otoliths to identify the ages of individual fish, have carried out calibration workshops for many years, to fine-tune their interpretation of the ages of fish within individual stocks or species. Calibration workshops have also recently been extended to cover the identification of fish gonad maturity stages. In general WebGR can be applied to all situations, where individual scientists need to discuss the interpretation of a protocol, for the identification of the status of biological material.

The consortium is constituted by: Laboratório Nacional de Recursos Biológicos – IPIMAR (Portugal) – Consortium leader, The Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute (UK), AZTI Tecnalia Foundation (Spain), Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food (Germany), Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute (Germany), Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (Greece), Instituto Español de Oceanografia (Spain), Institut français de recherche pour l’exploitation de la mer (France), Institute for Marine Resources & Ecosystem Studies (The Netherlands), Institute of Marine Research (Norway), Swedish Board of Fisheries (Sweden), Italian Society for Marine Biology (Italy).

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For more information please visit http://webgr.berlios.de.

Enjoy !

The WebGR team.