Building capacity in biodiversity monitoring at the global scale

Building capacity in biodiversity monitoring at the global scale
June 23, 2017

Human-driven global change is causing ongoing declines in biodiversity worldwide. In order to address these declines, decision-makers need accurate assessments of the status of and pressures on biodiversity. However, these are heavily constrained by incomplete

An operational definition of essential biodiversity variables

An operational definition of essential biodiversity variables
June 19, 2017

The concept of essential biodiversity variables (EBVs) was proposed in 2013 to improve harmonization of biodiversity data into meaningful metrics. EBVs were conceived as a small set of variables which collectively capture biodiversity change at

New paper: Ecosystem services in global sustainability policies

New paper: Ecosystem services in global sustainability policies
June 7, 2017

Global sustainability policies, such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or the Aichi Targets, aim to ensure sustainable development, including improved human well-being and the conservation of nature. Although not yet explicitly used to evaluate

GEO BON joined the 2nd GEO Data Providers workshop

GEO BON joined the 2nd GEO Data Providers workshop
April 28, 2017

GEO BON was invited to attend the Second GEO Data Providers workshop. The First GEO Data Providers workshop was held as a side event at the GEO-XIII Plenary in St Petersburg, Russia, to strengthen dialogue

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