Taylor and Francis’ Biodiversity: A Journal of Life on Earth will be releasing a Special Issue in May 2019 on: Remote Sensing Applications for Tracking Biodiversity. Manuscripts are due 30th January 2019 and more information on the Special Issue call can be found here.
Accepting applications for 2019 grants for biodiversity information projects
The scope and guidelines for the Request for Proposals are now available on the JRS website. The online application portal, forms, and supporting resources are all available at the Application Instructions and on the Application Portal. Submissions are welcome until February 28, 2019.
GEO and Amazon Web Services collaborate to provide cloud credits for projects that improve understanding of our planet
GEO member agencies and research organizations from developing countries are now able to access cloud services to help with the hosting, processing and analysis of big data about the Earth to inform decisions for sustainable development. Eligible government agencies and research institutions can apply for Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud credits that
Threatened Species Index (TSX) for Australia
The TSX for birds is alive: tsx.org.au The TSX was launched at the Ecological Society of Australia conference in Brisbane by our brilliant Threatened Species Commissioner, Dr Sally Box yesterday evening! It was endorsed via a video by the Honourable Minister of the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef Leeanne
GBIF call to promote the mobilization and use of biodiversity data in Asia
The fourth call under the Biodiversity Information Fund for Asia (BIFA) programme invites proposals that – Enhance knowledge of Asian biodiversity through access to data from biological collections and monitoring programmes in the region and – Engage research and policy communities in the use and application of data mobilized through
A New Global Shorelines and Global Islands Publication, Data, and Online Explorer Tool
A new global shorelines and islands resource has been produced by Roger Sayre of the U. S. Geological Survey, in collaboration with colleagues from Esri and a group of coastal ecosystem specialists. Dr. Sayre is the GEO Ecosystems Initiative lead for a Global Ecosystem Mapping activity which has been “cross
New wildlife monitoring platform – Wildlife Insights
Wildlife Insights is excited to share its latest platform development update with the GEO BON community. Wildlife Insights is a new wildlife monitoring platform that will harness the best in artificial intelligence, conservation technology and science-based tools to help conserve wildlife. This open-access platform will build on existing camera trap
New paper: Essential ocean variables for global sustained observations of biodiversity and ecosystem changes
Sustained observations of marine biodiversity and ecosystems focused on specific conservation and management problems are needed around the world to effectively mitigate or manage changes resulting from anthropogenic pressures. These observations, while complex and expensive, are required by the international scientific, governance and policy communities
Evaluating and benchmarking biodiversity monitoring: Metadata-based indicators for sampling design, sampling effort and data analysis
The biodiversity crisis has led to a surge of interest in the theory and practice of biodiversity monitoring. Although guidelines for monitoring have been published since the 1920s, we know little on current practices in existing monitoring schemes.
Alliance for Freshwater Life meeting in Berlin
Alliance for Freshwater Life meeting, Berlin, 9-11 October A group of 18 freshwater biodiversity experts, including FWBON leads, recently met in Berlin/Germany to formalize and advance a key effort focused on freshwater biodiversity exploration and awareness raising. The meeting grew from a concept (The Blueprint of Freshwater Life) that has