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)

GEO BON at COP 14

GEO BON at COP 14
November 16, 2018

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

The Beijing 2018 call on biodiversity observations for post-2020 decision-making

November 12, 2018

We, the Group on Earth Observation Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON), have gathered scientists and practitioners from 25 countries, on the occasion of our 10th anniversary, in Beijing, to discuss the future of biodiversity monitoring globally. We call on the Parties to the CBD to significantly step up their efforts on

From Data to Decision: Collecting, Mobilizing, and Harmonizing Tropical Andes Observatory Data for Improved Conservation Planning

From Data to Decision: Collecting, Mobilizing, and Harmonizing Tropical Andes Observatory Data for Improved Conservation Planning
October 12, 2018

Human activities threaten the ability of the living planet to provide vital services upon which human societies depend, creating urgency in our need for accessible, actionable information on biodiversity to identify greatest risks, prioritize responses and measure success of interventions in hotspots such as the Tropical Andes. Biodiversity observations range

GEO BON MBON Webinar

GEO BON MBON Webinar
September 12, 2018

Francesco Gaetani from UN Environment talks about Agenda 2030 and the process of defining SDG indicators, and building capacity to address them: Monitoring the environmental dimension of the Agenda 2030 – A presentation on the work of UN Environment in the global SDG indicators, with a special focus on the