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

China Biodiversity Observing Network (China BON)

July 18, 2017

With the support of the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) of the People’s Republic of China, Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences affiliated to MEP has organized approximately 3500 trained biologists, protected area managers and volunteer citizen scientists from over 400 universities, research institutes, conservation agencies and civil societies to get

GEO BON Implementation Committee and Advisory Board meeting

July 7, 2017

From June 26th to 28th, GEO BON held the in-person meeting of its Implementation Committee and Advisory Board in Leipzig, Germany. Following the change in the structure of the network in the summer of 2016, this meeting was the occasion for the working groups, BONs, and task force leads to

Mike Gill and Henrique Pereira elected as GEO BON co-chairs

July 7, 2017

The GEO BON Secretariat is really happy to inform you that Henrique Pereira (iDiv) and Mike Gill (Polar Knowledge Canada) have been unanimously elected as co-chairs of GEO BON for a 3-year term by the Implementation Committee and Advisory Board of GEO BON, during the in-person meeting held in Leipzig

A roadmap for the mobilization of structured biodiversity data

July 2, 2017

Data sharing is becoming common practice in some scientific fields, as exemplified by massive data repositories such as GenBank and a trend to open access publishing of scientific research. GBIF and DataOne are examples of such initiatives relevant for ecology and conservation biology, yet while both are widely accepted and

EU BON session at the European GEO Workshop

July 1, 2017

How Ecosystem and Biodiversity data and knowledge can support the GEO objectives: EU BON’s session at the European GEO Workshop The 11th European GEO Workshop took place between 19-21 June 2017, in Helsinki, Finland, bringing together European stakeholders interested in and actively contributing to the Global Earth Observations System of

Formally ended, EU-funded FP7 EU BON continues to live through its results

July 1, 2017

Coming to an end, after 4.5 years of hard work and dedicated research, the FP7-funded project EU BON ‘European Biodiversity Observation Network’ (www.eubon.eu) leaves behind a basket of results to support the Group of Earth Observations (GEO) and assists researchers in their future studies. Among the major outcomes of the project

Symposium on the Mobilization of Structured Biodiversity Data

June 28, 2017

The plenary will be on LIVE STREAM available via the following instructions: You can view the talk with the following link: https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/data-mobilisation Login with your name or nick name. Please notice, required is a web browser with Flash. For more information, please see the Agenda and the Info Brochure produced