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
Essential Ocean Variables and Essential Biodiversity Variables – How are they related?
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:
GEO partners with Google to offer 25 licenses for the sustained use of Google Earth Engine (GEE)
The GEO secretariat has put together all the important questions and answers on the GEO–Google Earth Engine Programme.
Recording of latest MBON webinar presented by Neil Hammerschlag online
Webinar presented by: Neil Hammerschlag / University of Miami. Topic: Integrating animal tracking and soundscapes in to biodiversity monitoring. Watch the recording on our GEO BON Youtube channel.
Pulse of the planet webinar series #13
When: Friday, February 21, 2020 Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm (EST UTC -5 hours) Title: “Wildlife Insights: A new platform to maximize the use of camera trap and passive sensor wildlife data for conservation” Presenter: Dr. Jorge Ahumada, Executive Director of Wildlife Insights Short Bio: Dr. Jorge Ahumada is a Senior
Recording of the MBON webinar to Ecological Marine Units online
The recording of the last MBON webinar to Ecological Marine Units (EMUs) by Keith VanGraafeiland, GISP/ESRI is now online. EMUs come from an unprecedented 3D point mesh framework of 52 million global measurements of 6 key ocean variables over a 50-year period at a horizontal resolution of 1/4˚ by 1/4˚
Recording of GEO BON webinar with Stan Blum online
The recording of the last Pulse of the Planet webinar with Stan Blum is now on our GEO BON YouTube channel online! More information about GEO BON webinars can be see here: https://geobon.org/about/events/web-conferences
Pulse of the planet webinar series #12
When: Friday, January 24, 2020 Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm (EST UTC -5 hours) Title: “Integrating biodiversity information through standards: a synthesis of disciplines, from origins to outlook” Presenter: Dr. Stan Blum Short Bio: Dr. Stan Blum has been the principal analyst or contributor to the design of scientific databases for
U.S. MBON Projects
In October 2019, the US MBON government sponsors (US Integrated Ocean Observing System/US IOOS, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/NOAA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration/NASA, Office of Naval Research/ONR and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management/BOEM) awarded six new three-year US MBON projects.
Pulse of the planet webinar series #11
When: Friday, September 27, 2019 Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm (Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), UTC-4) Title: “Biodiversity Observations for Decision-Making: From Data to Decision” Presenter: Mike Gill Short Bio: Mike Gill is the Director of the Biodiversity Indicators Program at NatureServe. Mike’s career has been driven by the strong belief in