Launch of the new H2020 project e-shape

Launch of the new H2020 project e-shape
May 21, 2019

Launch of the new H2020 project e-shape for strengthening the benefits for Europe of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) – establishing ‘EuroGEOSS’ e-shape (EuroGEOSS Showcases: Applications Powered by Europe), a new project coordinated by ARMINES and funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme was successfully launched in Cannes,

GlobDiversity project successfully completes its first project phase!

GlobDiversity project successfully completes its first project phase!
December 26, 2018

The GlobDiversity project, funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) and kicked off in May 2017, has just completed its first of two 14-month phases. GlobDiversity is the first project dedicated to the specification and engineering of a set of EBVs from satellite remote sensing on the function and structure

GEO BON MBON signs MOU with AIR Centre and the Azores Government

GEO BON MBON signs MOU with AIR Centre and the Azores Government
December 15, 2018

On November 27, 2018, the GEO BON Marine Biodiversity Observing Network (MBON) signed a memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Atlantic International Research Centre (AIR Centre) and the Azores Regional Fund for Science and Technology (FRCT) for mutual recognition and a strategic alliance to establish a sustainable collaboration. The government

GlobDiversity Newsletter November 2018

GlobDiversity Newsletter November 2018
November 22, 2018

The project GlobDiversity underwent its mid-term review at the ESA Centre for Earth Observation (ESRIN) in Frascati, Italy in September. We discussed the project’s interaction with GEO BON and its working groups and how to raise the profile of biodiversity monitoring with the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS)

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

Marine Biodiversity: from the Sea to the Cloud

Marine Biodiversity: from the Sea to the Cloud
October 2, 2018

Pole-to-Pole MBON & AmeriGEOSS Praia do Segredo, São Sebastião, Brasil, August 6-10, 2018 The Pole to Pole Marine Biodiversity Observation Network of the Americas (P2P MBON) gathered researchers and managers from Canada to Patagonia and experts from other parts of the world, to discuss and converge on strategies for biodiversity

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

Species Populations WG: New funding for Invasions Indicator Development

Species Populations WG: New funding for Invasions Indicator Development
May 30, 2018

Work under the GEOBON Species Populations Working Group has just received a major boost with funding received by sDiv, the Synthesis Centre of iDiv, the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (www.idiv.de/sdiv). The successful proposal – Theory and Workflows for Alien and Invasive Species Tracking (sTWIST), led by Melodie McGeoch (Monash University)

EBV workshop on species interactions

EBV workshop on species interactions
March 5, 2018

In a workshop on 26-28 February 2018, top academic researchers, informatics experts from research infrastructures, and legal and policy experts convened in Bari, Italy, to assess the operationalization of the GEO BON – EBV framework for academic and policy use. This was the 4th workshop organized by the GLOBIS-B project,