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 ( 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,

NASA announces new funding for GEO BON Activities

November 29, 2017

On October 23rd 2017, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the  U.S. GEO delegation organized a side-event at the GEO Week to announce funding for projects that will directly support and advance the GEO Work Programme. In total, 32 projects were selected for a total investment of $17,2

MBON news and prototype tools for SDG14

November 6, 2017

I. NASA Announced the winning proposals in support of the GEO Work Programme. MBON received support for 2 activities with substantial international participation through GEO BON and AmeriGEOSS: 1) the Pole to Pole Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (P2P MBON) proposal submitted by the Americas team led by Enrique Montes (University

The GlobDiversity project has started

November 1, 2017

This European Space Agency (ESA) funded project supports the efforts of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), and the GEO BON working groups on ecosystem structure and function, among others, to build a global knowledge base for terrestrial ecosystems based on satellite remote sensing

CForBio annual report 2016

August 22, 2017

The 2016 annual report for CForBio – the Chinese Forest Biodiversity Monitoring Network can be downloaded now as PDF.

New paper on building EBVs of species distribution and abundance at a global scale

August 15, 2017

As an outcome of the first two workshops organized by the EU-funded Horizon 2020 project GLOBIS-B (“GLOBal Infrastructures for Supporting Biodiversity research”), a new paper was published that describes the challenges of building global EBV data products on species distribution and abundance. The paper covers scientific, technical and legal aspects,

Freshwater Biodiversity Observation Network (FWBON) endorsed by GEOBON as a thematic BON

July 18, 2017

At its meeting on 25 June, the GEOBON Implementation committee endorsed the Freshwater Biodiversity Observation Network (FWBON) as a Thematic Biodiversity Observation Network affiliated with GEOBON. Built on existing regional and global networks, the Freshwater Biodiversity Observation Network (FWBON) will be an important mechanism to collect, standardize and distil freshwater