Join us for a new edition of the Pulse of the Planet webinar series this Friday, November 20th where a panel of global experts will discuss how to respond to the needs of the biodiversity conservation and decision-making communities with a unified voice before it is too late.
Over the past half century, human activity has decreased wildlife populations by more than two thirds. To protect and preserve the biodiversity of the world’s ecosystems, we need a scientific-led and data-driven way to assess biodiversity and enable informed decision making in our global conservation efforts. Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs)
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
At GEO BON OSC 2020 conference, Coline Royaux, french museum of natural history, presented “Galaxy for Ecology: An open source platform on academic cloud to produce and share EBV data products and EBV workflows” (conf2020.geobon.org/recordings). Coline was describing ongoing work on biodiversity metrics and indicators production at both population and
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 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
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.
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
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
Measurements of the status and trends of key indicators for the ocean and marine life are required to inform policy and management in the context of growing human uses of marine resources, coastal development, and climate change. Two synergistic efforts identify specific priority variables for monitoring life in the sea: