EBVs should become the window into the biodiversity observation systems upon which researchers, managers and decisions makers at different levels can better interact while they do their jobs. This dynamic virtual environment will promote creativity and broad community involvement. Also it will result in streamlined discussions that will naturally lead to community consensus, collaboration, initial implementation and further development of urgently needed Essential Biodiversity Variables.

GEO BON will proactively promote and facilitate the organization of EBV communities by providing the framework but as the process develops Communities should take the lead. The information produced by each individual EBV community will feed into the indicators in the EBV class pages and these information will feed into the main page of the website where the information will be integrated to provide readiness level indicators.

GEO BON is developing a set of tools to analyze EBV datasets