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.
A new version of the California Academy of Sciences’ iNaturalist app uses artificial intelligence to offer immediate identifications for photos of any kind of wildlife. You can observe anywhere and ask the computer anything.
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,
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
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