Major progress on global biodiversity observation system During a three day workshop in Germany scientists and technical and legal experts made great steps towards the development of a cooperative and global monitoring system for changes in biodiversity. The workshop, which was a breakthrough in global collaboration, was organized for the
The beta version of BON in a Box (Biodiversity Observation Network in a Box) was launched in November at two events: the Convention on Biological Diversity’s SBSTTA19 meeting in Montreal, Canada and the Group on Earth Observation’s XII Plenary and Ministerial in Mexico City. BON in a Box (boninabox.geobon.org) is
The world’s declining plant diversity is degrading nature’s ability to provide goods and services. Terrestrial ecosystem productivity is driven by plants and the most plant diverse ecosystems are generally the most productive, in terms of creation of biomass
Conservation scientists should collaborate more with space agencies, such as NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), on identifying measures to help track biodiversity declines around the world.
A team of 40 scientists leaded by Dr. Miguel Fernandez, Dra. Laetitia Navarro and Prof. Henrique Pereira with support of the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) and GEO BON, integrated for the first time evidence of the status
The Group on Earth Observation – Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON) organized a workshop at the 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology – 4th European Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB-ECCB 2015)
ECOPOTENTIAL – “Improving Future Ecosystem Benefits through Earth Observation” is a new research project funded by the European Union within the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, led by Dr. Antonio Provenzale
See the very interesting new project GLOBIS-B which will engage in EBV development.
The Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program’s (CBMP) goal is to facilitate more rapid detection, communication, and response to the significant biodiversity-related trends and pressures affecting the Arctic.
In line with EU BON progresses and aims, we have scheduled a workshop in Manaus, Brasil 20-24 July, for a targeted group of representatives of the different EU BON WPs or task forces.