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

RUS: A New Expert Service for Sentinel Data Users

November 1, 2017

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:

GEO BON represented in an OPPLA webinar on ecosystem services in international policies

September 22, 2017

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

GEO BON Implementation Plan 2017-2020

August 23, 2017

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!

CForBio annual report 2016

August 22, 2017

The 2016 annual report for CForBio – the Chinese Forest Biodiversity Monitoring Network can be downloaded now as PDF.

New paper on building EBVs of species distribution and abundance at a global scale

August 15, 2017

As an outcome of the first two workshops organized by the EU-funded Horizon 2020 project GLOBIS-B (“GLOBal Infrastructures for Supporting Biodiversity research”), a new paper was published that describes the challenges of building global EBV data products on species distribution and abundance. The paper covers scientific, technical and legal aspects,

PREDICTS version 2: from space to time

July 18, 2017

Since it began in 2012, PREDICTS has furthered our understanding of how different aspects of biodiversity respond to land-use pressures across the globe. The first phase of PREDICTS focussed on collating spatial comparisons, where biodiversity was sampled across multiple sites that differed in land use or intensity. This approach had

Freshwater Biodiversity Observation Network (FWBON) endorsed by GEOBON as a thematic BON

July 18, 2017

At its meeting on 25 June, the GEOBON Implementation committee endorsed the Freshwater Biodiversity Observation Network (FWBON) as a Thematic Biodiversity Observation Network affiliated with GEOBON. Built on existing regional and global networks, the Freshwater Biodiversity Observation Network (FWBON) will be an important mechanism to collect, standardize and distil freshwater