Maria Cecilia Londoño
Secretariat (hosted at McGill University, Montreal, Canada)
GEO BON operations; the MC meets monthly to discuss technical and substantive issues regarding GEO BON implementation and coordination.
Includes the members of the GEO BON Secretariat, the Co-Chairs, and other Officers; 3 year terms, renewable once.
The IC implements the deliverables and the implementation plan of GEO BON. It approves the annual budget and has an executive function. The IC meets by phone quarterly and in person once a year.
Those actively engaged in implementing GEO BON including all members of Management Committee, WG Leads or Task Force Leads and Leads of BON’s. New members must be confirmed by the peers in the Implementation Committee.
The Advisory Board meets once a year, together with the Implementation Committee, to provide strategic direction and feedback on GEO BON and helps to find funding. Members of the Advisory Board are elected by GEO BON’s management committee every 3 years and are renewable once.
Advisory board members are representatives of organizations, governments, and experts, in a geographically balanced composition as well as other influential individuals with good ties to funding.
|Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
|International Barcode of Life (iBOL)
|Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
|European Space Agency (ESA)
|Jon Paul Rodrigues
|US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)