New GEO BON paper

June 14, 2016

Please have a look at our new GEO BON journal publication. “How do we want Satellite Remote Sensing to support biodiversity conservation globally?”

Open Science Conference Programme online

May 30, 2016

Please see the first version of the program agenda for the GEO BON Open Science Conference & All Hands Meeting 2016 at

Global Wetlands Observing System (GWOS)

May 4, 2016

Towards a GEO-Wetlands Initiative and a Global Wetlands Observing System (GWOS) A global partnership coordinated by the University of Bonn, Wetlands International and the Ramsar Convention Secretariat, submitted a proposal for a new GEO-Wetlands Initiative (for the 2017-2019 GEO Work Programme) to the GEO Programme Board. The main objectives of

EuMon and EU BON join forces

May 2, 2016

EuMon and EU BON join forces for enhanced access to monitoring data. The EuMon project (2004-2008; created Europe´s most comprehensive metadata catalogue of biodiversity monitoring activities.

GEOBON contributes to the development of a new toolset

May 2, 2016

GEOBON contributes to the development of a new toolset and portal using satellite technology to monitor and safeguard wetlands. Mobilising the power of satellite data to safeguard wetlands and halt degradation is precisely what the Satellite-based Wetland Observation

CBD SBSTTA20 Technical Workshop on Monitoring of Marine and Coastal Biodiversity

May 2, 2016

On April 24th, the CBD Secretariat, in collaboration with Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), UNESCO IOC’s Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) and GEO BON’s Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON), convened a one day workshop in Montréal, Canada to discuss opportunities to enhance global and regional marine biodiversity

Open access, and citizen science EU BON workshop

April 9, 2016

Open access to biodiversity is key for addressing pertinent ecological issues such as biodiversity loss and impacts of climate change. On 22 & 23 March 2016, experts from EU BON met with GEO BON and scientists, policy makers and practitioners

Workshop 1 GLOBIS-B

Workshop 1 GLOBIS-B
March 14, 2016

Major progress on global biodiversity observation system During a three day workshop in Germany scientists and technical and legal experts made great steps towards the development of a cooperative and global monitoring system for changes in biodiversity. The workshop, which was a breakthrough in global collaboration, was organized for the