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

NASA announces new funding for GEO BON Activities

November 29, 2017

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

14th GEO Plenary in Washington DC, USA

November 20, 2017

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 in Berlin

November 16, 2017

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