GEO BON at COP 14

GEO BON at COP 14
November 16, 2018

The 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP14) will be held between November 17th and November 29th in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The COP 14 will be the occasion for the GEO BON delegation to officially present the Bejing Call on biodiversity observations for

The Beijing 2018 call on biodiversity observations for post-2020 decision-making

November 12, 2018

We, the Group on Earth Observation Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON), have gathered scientists and practitioners from 25 countries, on the occasion of our 10th anniversary, in Beijing, to discuss the future of biodiversity monitoring globally. We call on the Parties to the CBD to significantly step up their efforts on

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