Sustained observations of marine biodiversity and ecosystems focused on specific conservation and management problems are needed around the world to effectively mitigate or manage changes resulting from anthropogenic pressures. These observations, while complex and expensive, are required by the international scientific, governance and policy communities
The biodiversity crisis has led to a surge of interest in the theory and practice of biodiversity monitoring. Although guidelines for monitoring have been published since the 1920s, we know little on current practices in existing monitoring schemes.
On October 23rd 2017, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the U.S. GEO delegation organized a side-event at the GEO Week to announce funding for projects that will directly support and advance the GEO Work Programme. In total, 32 projects were selected for a total investment of $17,2
The GEO BON community was largely represented at the GEO Week and 14th GEO Plenary, held in Washington DC, USA, from October 23rd to 26th. The GEO BON Secretariat participated in a series of side events on the “European Environmental Research Infrastructure Community as sustainable in-situ contribution”, “The role of
Alliance for Freshwater Life meeting, Berlin, 9-11 October A group of 18 freshwater biodiversity experts, including FWBON leads, recently met in Berlin/Germany to formalize and advance a key effort focused on freshwater biodiversity exploration and awareness raising. The meeting grew from a concept (The Blueprint of Freshwater Life) that has
CEBioS is launching a call for projects for valorising existing data and establishing biodiversity indicators around protected areas. This call aims at promoting links between the worlds of science and policy in order to develop such biodiversity indicators in the buffer zones of protected areas in English-speaking countries that are
The Research and User Support (RUS) opened on 25 September, 2017 with the aim to promote the uptake of Copernicus data, and to support the scaling up of R&D activities with Copernicus data. The service was designed in such a way the following main issues are addressed: 1- Knowledge issues:
The webinar consisted of two presentations on results from the OPERAs project. The first presentation was from Marianne Kettunen and the second presentation is one on a joint paper with GEO BON Ecosystem Services Working Group, ESP and OPERAs (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901117300047). The paper demonstrates which ecosystem services are contributing to which
The GEO BON Management Committee is very happy to inform you that the Implementation Plan of GEO BON for 2017-2020 is finally on line!
The 2016 annual report for CForBio – the Chinese Forest Biodiversity Monitoring Network can be downloaded now as PDF.