A globally coordinated and sustained ocean observing system is urgently needed to systematically assess the state of the ocean’s biodiversity including biological resources and ecosystems.
The 4th EU BON roundtable took place on 17 November 2016 in the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. Focused on the topic “Pathways to sustainability for EU BONs network of collaborators and technical infrastructure” the 35 participants discussed key questions with regards to the sustainability of the EU BON network
Ask Matthew Hansen to show off his data and he hunches over his computer like a possessed video gamer. With a few mouse clicks, he flies over the globe and zooms in on a forest in Indonesia. The area is designated as a preserve
Colombia’s Alexander von Humboldt Institute is leading the development of a national Biodiversity Observation Network for Colombia with GEO BON’s assistance. This process involves both data collectors and data users working together as a team to identify key observation network objectives and design an observation network that meets those needs
The Gap Analysis and Prioritization workshop will take place on October 10-11, 2016 where ConnectinGEO will present the results regarding EO gaps and a proposal for their prioritization. The ENEON Plenary will take place on October 12-13, 2016 where the tasks and results of the network will be presented, in
Please have a look at the Special Feature: Model-assisted monitoring of biodiversity with the new editorial paper “Fostering integration between biodiversity monitoring and modelling” for the Journal of Applied Ecology.
The annual meeting on China Biodiversity Observation Network (Sino BON) was held in Institute of Botany (IB), CAS on Aug. 15, 2016. Forty-five scientific personnel from 17 related institutes and headquarters of CAS attended the meeting, including Mr. Ziyuan Duan, the Deputy Director General of Bureau of Science & Technology
Major steps towards assessing and forecasting global biodiversity change After two international workshops with world-leading experts, the EU horizon 2020 project GLOBIS-B project, coordinated by the University of Amsterdam, has made a major step towards building essential biodiversity variables to quantify global biodiversity change for conservation management and environmental policies.
The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna makes data accessible via the Arctic Biodiversity Data Service. The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council, is making its data holdings available on the Arctic Biodiversity Data Service. The Arctic Biodiversity Data Service (ABDS)
Towards a GEO-Wetlands Initiative and a Global Wetlands Observing System (GWOS) A global partnership coordinated by the University of Bonn, Wetlands International and the Ramsar Convention Secretariat, submitted a proposal for a new GEO-Wetlands Initiative (for the 2017-2019 GEO Work Programme) to the GEO Programme Board. The main objectives of