Monitoring Ecosystem Services: From global to local

October 13, 2020

Last July 8, the Ecosystem Services Working Group session took place within the framework of the GEO BON All Hands Meeting Conference 2020, in which more than 50 members participated. The discussions revolved around analysing the links between ES monitoring at the global and local scale. Although monitoring of global

Launch of the new H2020 project EuropaBON: An EU-wide framework for monitoring biodiversity and ecosystem services

Launch of the new H2020 project EuropaBON: An EU-wide framework for monitoring biodiversity and ecosystem services
October 13, 2020

EuropaBON (Europa Biodiversity Observation Network: integrating data streams to support policy), a new project funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme has officially been approved by the EU Commission on 1 October 2020. European countries and regions have invested substantial amounts of resources into biodiversity conservation and knowledge. This

GlobDiversity Newsletter Issue 5

GlobDiversity Newsletter Issue 5
August 31, 2020

GlobDiversity engineered retrieval algorithms for three remote sensing-based variables relevant for biodiversity monitoring. They are Fragmentation, Land Surface Phenology and Canopy Chlorophyll Content. The variables are referred to as Remote Sensing Enabled Essential Biodiversity Variables (RS-enabled EBVs) within

EBVs on the Cloud

EBVs on the Cloud
April 15, 2020

Microsoft’s AI for Earth Program and GEO BON are launching a new US$1 million grant program. As our planet’s biodiversity is increasingly threatened, it is more important than ever to have a sustained and integrated way to assess biodiversity and enable informed conservation decision-making.

Pulse of the planet webinar series #14

Pulse of the planet webinar series #14
March 31, 2020

Spanish Webinar: When: Friday, April 3, 2020 / Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm (EDT, GMT-4) English Webinar: When: Friday, April 10, 2020 / Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm (EDT, GMT-4) Title / Presenter: “An X-Ray of a Pandemic” (“Rayos X de una Pandemia”) / Carlos Zambrana-Torrelio Short Bio: Carlos Zambrana-Torrelio is the Associated Vice President

Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme (CBMP)

Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme (CBMP)
March 18, 2020

According to the recently published State of the Arctic Marine and Freshwater reports, of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme (CBMP), rapid warming is pushing species northwards, crowding out endemic arctic species, and leading to large scale stress for many species. In freshwater ecosystems, erosion and weathering increase with warmer and