Launch of the new H2020 project e-shape

Launch of the new H2020 project e-shape
May 21, 2019

Launch of the new H2020 project e-shape for strengthening the benefits for Europe of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) – establishing ‘EuroGEOSS’ e-shape (EuroGEOSS Showcases: Applications Powered by Europe), a new project coordinated by ARMINES and funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme was successfully launched in Cannes,

Pulse of the planet webinar series #7

Pulse of the planet webinar series #7
May 20, 2019

When: Friday, May 24 2019 Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm (Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), UTC-4) Title: “Identifying conservation areas within the Vilcabamba-Amboro Conservation corridor to support corridor connectivity” Presenter: Dr. Florencia San Germano Short Bio: Dr. Florencia Sangermano is a geographer specializing in conservation applications of geographic information systems (GIS), remote

Essential biodiversity

April 1, 2019

An editorial published in Nature Ecology and Evolution, and building on two recent publications by the GEO BON working groups on Species Traits and Species Populations EBVs, discusses the development of the Essential Biodiversity Variables as well as their potential to support conservation policies at multiple scales.

Accepting applications for 2019 grants for biodiversity information projects

Accepting applications for 2019 grants for biodiversity information projects
January 23, 2019

The scope and guidelines for the Request for Proposals are now available on the JRS website. The online application portal, forms, and supporting resources are all available at the Application Instructions and on the Application Portal. Submissions are welcome until February 28, 2019.

GEO BON at COP 14 – Outcomes online

GEO BON at COP 14 – Outcomes online
December 18, 2018

The 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP14) was held between November 17th and November 29th in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The COP 14 was the occasion for the GEO BON delegation to officially present, in plenary, the Bejing Call on biodiversity observations for post-2020 decision-making, which

Pulse of the planet webinar series #3

Pulse of the planet webinar series #3
November 28, 2018

When: DECEMBER 11  2018 Time: 11:00 am to noon Eastern Standard Time (EST), UTC-5 Title: “Assessing the Conservation Status of the World’s Ecosystems – The IUCN Red List of Ecosystems, a Global Standard” Presenter: Irene Zager Short Bio: Irene Zager is a Venezuelan biologist with more than ten years of

GBIF call to promote the mobilization and use of biodiversity data in Asia

GBIF call to promote the mobilization and use of biodiversity data in Asia
November 23, 2018

The fourth call under the Biodiversity Information Fund for Asia (BIFA) programme invites proposals that – Enhance knowledge of Asian biodiversity through access to data from biological collections and monitoring programmes in the region and – Engage research and policy communities in the use and application of data mobilized through

GlobDiversity Newsletter November 2018

GlobDiversity Newsletter November 2018
November 22, 2018

The project GlobDiversity underwent its mid-term review at the ESA Centre for Earth Observation (ESRIN) in Frascati, Italy in September. We discussed the project’s interaction with GEO BON and its working groups and how to raise the profile of biodiversity monitoring with the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS)