Global Wetlands Observing System (GWOS)

May 4, 2016

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

EuMon and EU BON join forces

May 2, 2016

EuMon and EU BON join forces for enhanced access to monitoring data. The EuMon project (2004-2008; created Europe´s most comprehensive metadata catalogue of biodiversity monitoring activities.

GEOBON contributes to the development of a new toolset

May 2, 2016

GEOBON contributes to the development of a new toolset and portal using satellite technology to monitor and safeguard wetlands. Mobilising the power of satellite data to safeguard wetlands and halt degradation is precisely what the Satellite-based Wetland Observation

Workshop 1 GLOBIS-B

Workshop 1 GLOBIS-B
March 14, 2016

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

Launch of BON in a Box

November 20, 2015

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 ( is

Remote Sensing for Essential Biodiversity Variables (RS4EBV)

September 16, 2015

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

Space-eye-view could help stop global wildlife decline

September 16, 2015

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.

Challenges for the Bolivian Biodiversity Observatory

August 17, 2015

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


August 10, 2015

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)