World Biodiversity Forum: towards a Global Biodiversity Observation System

August 3, 2022

Davos, Switzerland – 26 June to 1 July 2022 The second World Biodiversity Forum (WBF) brought biodiversity researchers and stakeholders across all disciplines to Davos, Switzerland.  Under the theme of “Inspiration for Action”, the WBF was packed with GEO BON members and saw motivating workshops, plenaries and presentations on all

GEO BON welcomes a new thematic BON

GEO BON welcomes a new thematic BON
May 25, 2022

The GEO BON Secretariat is happy to announce the official endorsement of the Omic Biodiversity Observation Network (Omic BON). Omic techniques allow us to holistically observe and monitor genes, proteins, metabolites, and other biomolecules in organisms or environmental materials. Omic BON is the first thematic BON focused on an observational

GEO BON welcomes a new Regional BON in Europe

GEO BON welcomes a new Regional BON in Europe
May 12, 2022

The GEO BON Secretariat is happy to announce the official endorsement of the Europa Biodiversity Observation Network (EuropaBON), as a  regional BON. The mission of EuropaBON is to overcome existing data gaps and workflow bottlenecks by designing an EU-wide framework for monitoring biodiversity and ecosystem services. EuropaBON aims to engage

GEO BON at the CBD meetings in Geneva

GEO BON at the CBD meetings in Geneva
April 25, 2022

The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) organized a 15-day long marathon of negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland, from 14 to 29 March 2022. In contrast with previous meetings, this time three meetings were held concurrently: OEWG 3, SBSTTA 24, and SBI 3 (https://www.cbd.int/conferences/geneva-2022). GEO BON, an observer to the CBD,

GEO BON welcomes Veronica Wrobel as Communications and Engagement Officer

GEO BON welcomes Veronica Wrobel as Communications and Engagement Officer
March 31, 2022

I am a firm believer that communicating science effectively is just as important as research itself. I am therefore very excited to be joining the GEO BON team as communications and engagement officer and be able to contribute to its mission of promoting biodiversity science and conservation worldwide. My background

GEO BON Webinar – Essential Ecosystem Service Variables

GEO BON Webinar – Essential Ecosystem Service Variables
February 28, 2022

Background Global frameworks to guide consistent monitoring of changes in human–nature interactions across space and time are needed to better understand how healthy ecosystems support societies and to inform policy design. Monitoring Essential Ecosystem Service Variables (EESVs) can provide a comprehensive picture of how links between nature and people are

Freshwater BON elects a third co-Chair

Freshwater BON elects a third co-Chair
December 8, 2021

We are pleased to announce the election of Dr. Jennifer Lento as co-chair of the Freshwater Biodiversity Observation Network (FW BON), joining Eren Turak and Andreas Bruder in leading this thematic BON. Jennifer is a research scientist with the Canadian Rivers Institute at the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton, Canada)

GEO Week 2021

GEO Week 2021
November 23, 2021

GEO Week presented activities taking place under the GEO work programme. This week-long event (22-26 November 2021) highlighted how earth observation across different sectors can contribute to major global policy agendas, including the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 26), the Conference

GEO BON Webinars on Supporting Implementation of Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

GEO BON Webinars on Supporting Implementation of Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
September 21, 2021

Background The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON), the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) in collaboration with the UN Regional Commissions are organizing a series of webinars to