January 28 – 29, 2015 | Leipzig, Germany

In the last week of January, twenty leading scientists from all over the world came together at the GEO BON Headquarter to review the use of Remote Sensing for Essential Biodiversity Variables and design interdisciplinary case studies aiming at a special issue on “EBVs and Remote Sensing”. The meeting made good progress towards setting up a structure to build EBV’s from remote sensing as well as using remote sensing for biodiversity monitoring. The participants worked towards anunderstandingof a common ‘language’ between the RS and ecological communities. The organizers of the workshop are Andrew Skidmore, Sander Muncher, Martin Wegmann and Nathalie Pettorelli.