GEO BON moves headquarters to Montréal, Québec, Canada

July 6, 2020

GEO BON moves headquarters to Montréal, Québec, Canada to capitalize on the city’s research environment and AI expertise Montréal, July 6, 2020 -The Group on Earth Observations – Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON), a global research network and community of practice dedicated to improve monitoring of Earth’s biodiversity, announces the

EBVs on the cloud joint call launched today!

EBVs on the cloud joint call launched today!
May 5, 2020

As one part of this initiative, Microsoft’s AI for Earth program and the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON) Secretariat are launching a new US$1 million grant program. Grants of US$500k in financial funding and US$500k in Microsoft Azure credits

Save the date: GEO Virtual Symposium 2020

Save the date: GEO Virtual Symposium 2020
May 4, 2020

You are invited to participate in the first-ever GEO Virtual Symposium 2020 – which will take place entirely online. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Group on Earth Observations has announced the format of the event to be held remotely from 15-19 June 2020. The global GEO community will benefit from a series of interactive webinars over the course

The 2020 Open Science Conference and All Hands Meeting will be 100% virtual

April 30, 2020

As we informed you earlier this month, we have been monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic closely while investigating potential formats to hold the Open Science Conference and All Hands Meeting. Today we confirm that the event will be held from July 6th to 10th as a 100% virtual meeting. We are

EBVs on the Cloud

EBVs on the Cloud
April 15, 2020

Microsoft’s AI for Earth Program and GEO BON are launching a new US$1 million grant program. As our planet’s biodiversity is increasingly threatened, it is more important than ever to have a sustained and integrated way to assess biodiversity and enable informed conservation decision-making.

GEO BON Open Science Conference and All Hands Meeting 2020

April 9, 2020

GEO BON will be holding the Open Science Conference and All Hands Meeting from July 6th to 10th, 2020. We are monitoring updates from local and international health authorities to decide whether the meeting will be held as planned in Leipzig, Germany, or whether we will hold a virtual meeting

Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme (CBMP)

Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme (CBMP)
March 18, 2020

According to the recently published State of the Arctic Marine and Freshwater reports, of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme (CBMP), rapid warming is pushing species northwards, crowding out endemic arctic species, and leading to large scale stress for many species. In freshwater ecosystems, erosion and weathering increase with warmer and

GEO BON at the OEWG2 meeting of the CBD

GEO BON at the OEWG2 meeting of the CBD
February 25, 2020

The GEO BON delegation keeps engaging in the consultation on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework while at the second meeting of the Open Ended Working Group of the CBD held this week in Rome, Italy. To read the opening statement made by GEO BON