The more biodiverse the microbes living in the environments around us, and the more you are exposed to them, the healthier you may become. The Healthy Urban Microbiome Initiative (HUMI) is exploring how restoring microbial diversity in urban environments might improve the immune health of people in these areas by
The Interreg BID-REX project has led the way in bridging the gap between data and decisions. Now the project is in its implementation phase. BID-REX, launched in 2016, involves seven European regions from six different countries – Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Slovenia, Spain and the UK – in a bid to
At the last Open-Ended Working Group meeting in Rome, The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), GRID-Arendal (GRIDA), the Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA), and the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) launched the Policy Brief “Elevating Mountains in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework 2.0”. This brief offers relevant facts and recommendations to support
A project led by University of Helsinki professor Otso Ovaskainen will automate the collection of DNA and audio samples and camera trap images from over 450 locations around the world, and employ top-of-the-line statistical analysis methods. The project could potentially map up to half the global diversity of insects and
Under the recently awarded European Research Council grant “Monitoring Biodiversity from Space”, ITC and University Twente have opened three PhD positions which are fully funded for 4 years in the area of environmental DNA and remote sensing.
The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) announced the 21 projects from 17 developing countries that will be awarded $1.5 million USD worth of cloud services, grants and technical support through the Earth Observation Cloud Credits Programme.
Call for Session and Workshop Proposals now open! Join us for the World Biodiversity Forum 2020 and explore the future of biodiversity. The inaugural World Biodiversity Forum will bring together leading researchers, early career researchers, practitioners, representatives from different sectors, decision-makers and societal actors to have a conversation on the kind
The Copernicus Global Land Service team is thrilled to release a new set of Global Land Cover layers, at 100m resolution and with an overall 80% accuracy. These layers include: a complete, discrete classification with 23 classes according to UN-FAO’s LCCS scheme versatile fractional cover layers, providing the percentage of
An editorial published in Nature Ecology and Evolution, and building on two recent publications by the GEO BON working groups on Species Traits and Species Populations EBVs, discusses the development of the Essential Biodiversity Variables as well as their potential to support conservation policies at multiple scales.
This is to remind you that the Call for Abstracts for the joint Biodiversity_Next Conference in Leiden, The Netherlands, 19-25 October is still open. With over sixty programmed symposia and other events, the conference will bring together major international organisations, research scientists, and policy makers to look at the horizon of data-driven