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

Interview: GEOSS/HACK 2018 winners design app to track wild fires in Madagascar

Interview: GEOSS/HACK 2018 winners design app to track wild fires in Madagascar
May 29, 2018

The winning entry, submitted by Joakim Adrup (ESA) and Christian Langer (GEO BON / iDiv), addressed the ‘Protecting our Forests’ challenge: to develop a biodiversity monitoring tool to motivate local patrols in Madagascar to engage with satellite images and contribute in-situ observations from the ground.

1st prize for GEO BON @ GEOSS Hack 2018

1st prize for GEO BON @ GEOSS Hack 2018
May 17, 2018

Christian Langer (GEO BON) and Joakim Adrup (ESA) with their team “Madagascar Fire” won the GEOSS Hack 2018 which took place during the 3rd GEO Data Providers Workshop in Frascati, Italy. Participants had 30 hours to create an open-source data discovery or access application based on a challenge centred around real

3rd GEO Data Providers Workshop @ ESA in Frascati, Italy

3rd GEO Data Providers Workshop @ ESA in Frascati, Italy
May 17, 2018

The 3rd GEO Data Providers Workshop gathered >200 from more than 130 organizations, 33 countries, and 5 continents to share knowledge and best practices in the management and use of Earth observations and to contribute the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS). The meeting was co-organized by the GEO

Three new GEO BON EBV Working Groups

Three new GEO BON EBV Working Groups
May 15, 2018

As you may remember, the new GEO BON structure adopted in the summer of 2016 was meant to, inter alia, better support the development of the Essential Biodiversity Variables within the different EBV classes. This lead to the establishment of 3 working groups dedicated to the Species Populations, Ecosystem Structure,

IPBES-6 Plenary

IPBES-6 Plenary
April 7, 2018

GEO BON participated, as an observer, in 6th Plenary of IPBES that took place from March 17th to 24th 2018 in Medellin, Colombia. By the end of the meeting, the plenary had approved the four regional assessments and the thematic assessment on Land Degradation and Restoration. Several GEO BON members