Interview: GEOSS/HACK 2018 winners design app to track wild fires in Madagascar

Interview: GEOSS/HACK 2018 winners design app to track wild fires in Madagascar
May 29, 2018

The winning entry, submitted by Joakim Adrup (ESA) and Christian Langer (GEO BON / iDiv), addressed the ‘Protecting our Forests’ challenge: to develop a biodiversity monitoring tool to motivate local patrols in Madagascar to engage with satellite images and contribute in-situ observations from the ground.

1st prize for GEO BON @ GEOSS Hack 2018

1st prize for GEO BON @ GEOSS Hack 2018
May 17, 2018

Christian Langer (GEO BON) and Joakim Adrup (ESA) with their team “Madagascar Fire” won the GEOSS Hack 2018 which took place during the 3rd GEO Data Providers Workshop in Frascati, Italy. Participants had 30 hours to create an open-source data discovery or access application based on a challenge centred around real

3rd GEO Data Providers Workshop @ ESA in Frascati, Italy

3rd GEO Data Providers Workshop @ ESA in Frascati, Italy
May 17, 2018

The 3rd GEO Data Providers Workshop gathered >200 from more than 130 organizations, 33 countries, and 5 continents to share knowledge and best practices in the management and use of Earth observations and to contribute the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS). The meeting was co-organized by the GEO

Three new GEO BON EBV Working Groups

Three new GEO BON EBV Working Groups
May 15, 2018

As you may remember, the new GEO BON structure adopted in the summer of 2016 was meant to, inter alia, better support the development of the Essential Biodiversity Variables within the different EBV classes. This lead to the establishment of 3 working groups dedicated to the Species Populations, Ecosystem Structure,

IPBES-6 Plenary

IPBES-6 Plenary
April 7, 2018

GEO BON participated, as an observer, in 6th Plenary of IPBES that took place from March 17th to 24th 2018 in Medellin, Colombia. By the end of the meeting, the plenary had approved the four regional assessments and the thematic assessment on Land Degradation and Restoration. Several GEO BON members

14th GEO Plenary in Washington DC, USA

November 20, 2017

The GEO BON community was largely represented at the GEO Week and 14th GEO Plenary, held in Washington DC, USA, from October 23rd to 26th. The GEO BON Secretariat participated in a series of side events on the “European Environmental Research Infrastructure Community as sustainable in-situ contribution”, “The role of

GEO BON Implementation Plan 2017-2020

August 23, 2017

The GEO BON Management Committee is very happy to inform you that the Implementation Plan of GEO BON for 2017-2020 is finally on line!

GEO BON Implementation Committee and Advisory Board meeting

July 7, 2017

From June 26th to 28th, GEO BON held the in-person meeting of its Implementation Committee and Advisory Board in Leipzig, Germany. Following the change in the structure of the network in the summer of 2016, this meeting was the occasion for the working groups, BONs, and task force leads to

Mike Gill and Henrique Pereira elected as GEO BON co-chairs

July 7, 2017

The GEO BON Secretariat is really happy to inform you that Henrique Pereira (iDiv) and Mike Gill (Polar Knowledge Canada) have been unanimously elected as co-chairs of GEO BON for a 3-year term by the Implementation Committee and Advisory Board of GEO BON, during the in-person meeting held in Leipzig

A roadmap for the mobilization of structured biodiversity data

July 2, 2017

Data sharing is becoming common practice in some scientific fields, as exemplified by massive data repositories such as GenBank and a trend to open access publishing of scientific research. GBIF and DataOne are examples of such initiatives relevant for ecology and conservation biology, yet while both are widely accepted and

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