We are deeply saddened to learn that Bob Scholes has died. Bob was one of a kind, generous as a friend, a great mentor to many scientists and a pioneering leader in climate and biodiversity science. He was as comfortable walking past a pride of lions as he was
I count myself incredibly lucky to be part of an international network such as GEO BON, and to contribute to the overall access and visibility of much-needed research in the field of biodiversity. My academic background is in international relations, so any work involving collaborations with international teams, which has the
I have worked on many biodiversity projects over the last two decades. I started by working on urban biodiversity and the management of protected areas during my BSc and MSc studies in Romania. Then I became interested in adopting DNA barcoding methods to investigate biodiversity patterns, especially in the marine
The new GEO BON secretariat, located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, is hiring to form its core personnel. Join us! Developer English posting Annonce en français
We are thrilled to announce the unanimous election of María Cecilia Londoño (Humboldt Institute) as co-Chair elect of GEO BON by its Implementation Committee. María Cecilia is an integral part of the GEO BON community and has been for many years. She has led the Colombia BON successfully implementing GEOBON
Since the 2020 Open Science Conference, GEO BON and UN System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) have been working together in cross-walking the Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) and the Essential Ecosystem Services Variables (EESV) frameworks with the SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting (EEA). The SEEA is a United Nations hosted statistical system that brings
GEO BON is now opening a nomination process for its co-chair that will serve a mandate of at least 3 years together with Andrew Gonzalez. The official transition between the current co-chairs (Henrique Pereira and Mike Gill) and the co-chairs elect is expected to occur during the CBD COP15 in May 2021.
Marine biodiversity scientists celebrate having a new Secretariat to coordinate the world Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON), now hosted by the AIR Centre located in Terceira island, Azores. The agreement between MBON, AIR Centre and the Azores Regional Fund for Science and Technology was celebrated in November 2018.
Earlier this year, Microsoft’s AI for Earth and the GEO BON Secretariat launched the program “Essential Biodiversity Variables in the Cloud”, a new US$1 million grant program providing financial support and Microsoft Azure credits to monitor Earth’s biodiversity. The call was particularly designed for advancing research and applications that leverage
GEO BON moves headquarters to Montréal, Québec, Canada to capitalize on the city’s research environment and AI expertise Montréal, July 6, 2020 -The Group on Earth Observations – Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON), a global research network and community of practice dedicated to improve monitoring of Earth’s biodiversity, announces the