News from the French Biodiversity Observation Network ECOSCOPE

July 18, 2017

Graphs to visualize data in ecology: the pilot cases IndexMEED are launched! In May, the IndexMEED consortium organized its first “Data Curation” workshops, aimed at preparing the datasets of voluntary participants for the construction of graphs. Organized at the CESAB (Aix-en-Provence) and the ISCC (Paris), the focus was on data

China Biodiversity Observing Network (China BON)

July 18, 2017

With the support of the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) of the People’s Republic of China, Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences affiliated to MEP has organized approximately 3500 trained biologists, protected area managers and volunteer citizen scientists from over 400 universities, research institutes, conservation agencies and civil societies to get

EU BON session at the European GEO Workshop

July 1, 2017

How Ecosystem and Biodiversity data and knowledge can support the GEO objectives: EU BON’s session at the European GEO Workshop The 11th European GEO Workshop took place between 19-21 June 2017, in Helsinki, Finland, bringing together European stakeholders interested in and actively contributing to the Global Earth Observations System of

Formally ended, EU-funded FP7 EU BON continues to live through its results

July 1, 2017

Coming to an end, after 4.5 years of hard work and dedicated research, the FP7-funded project EU BON ‘European Biodiversity Observation Network’ ( leaves behind a basket of results to support the Group of Earth Observations (GEO) and assists researchers in their future studies. Among the major outcomes of the project

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”, Amsterdam on 20-22 March 2017). The 21 invited scientific experts discussed requirements for developing the EBV class ‘Species traits’ which can cover for

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] Or directly to Laetitia Navarro at GEO BON info[at]

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