WG Ecosystem Function KOSMOS Workshop

April 7, 2017

Within the activities of GEO BON’s Ecosystem Function WG, a workshop was held at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin on the 30th-31st of March 2017. The first day was held in a mini-conference format, with scientific talks followed by discussions, covering themes ranging from remote sensing of biodiversity, functional attributes

GLOBIS-B Essential Biodiversity Variables Workshop on Species Traits held in Amsterdam

April 4, 2017

Scientific, technical and legal experts from around the world gathered at the 3rd workshop of the EU funded Horizon2020 project GLOBIS-B (“GLOBal Infrastructures for Supporting Biodiversity research”, http://www.globis-b.eu/, Amsterdam on 20-22 March 2017). The 21 invited scientific experts discussed requirements for developing the EBV class ‘Species traits’ which can cover

News from the Marine BON

February 28, 2017

The GEO BON MBON community is encouraged to send news items to: CJ Reynolds at MBON cjreynolds[at]ioiusa.usf.edu Or directly to Laetitia Navarro at GEO BON info[at]geobon.org

The French Biodiversity Observation Network ECOSCOPE

February 14, 2017

The BON  ECOSCOPE, a national research infrastructure called “biodiversity (meta)data hub”, organizes its Users’ Forum on April 26th 2017, in Paris. The Forum will gather researchers, protected areas managers and policy-decision makers to discuss Products & Services – those already existing and sharable and those missing that we should develop

First-time workflow definition for Species Distribution EBV

January 25, 2017

Building on the recent Latombe et al paper “A vision for global monitoring of biological invasions” and technical outcomes of its Workshops 1&2, the GLOBIS-B project (www.globis-b.eu) came together in Canberra, Australia, at the CSIRO Black Mountain Laboratories, 16-20 January 2017 with partners The Atlas of Living Australia (ALA), the

The Future of the European Biodiversity Observation Network: 4th EU BON Roundtable

November 20, 2016

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

Warning to forest destroyers: this scientist will catch you

October 5, 2016

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 BON workshop

September 21, 2016

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