The contribution of GEO BON Ecosystems Services Workgroup to IPBES Global Assessment

The contribution of GEO BON Ecosystems Services Workgroup to IPBES Global Assessment
June 2, 2019

The contribution of GEO BON Ecosystems Services Workgroup to IPBES Global Assessment: Socioecological indicators helped tell the full story of biodiversity loss on human wellbeing Contributed by Tuyeni H. Mwampamba, Patricia Balvanera, Berta Martín-López and Ilse R. Geijzendorffer In the week between April 29th and May 3rd of 2019, fourteen

A global alliance for biodiversity knowledge

May 27, 2019

In July 2018, GBIF and partner organisations convened the second Global Biodiversity Informatics Conference (GBIC2) in Copenhagen, Denmark. At the term of the conference, participants called for the establishment of a global alliance for biodiversity knowledge that would align the global efforts to deliver current, accurate and comprehensive data, information

Unlocking a New Era in Biodiversity Science: Linking Integrated Space Based and In-Situ Observations

Unlocking a New Era in Biodiversity Science: Linking Integrated Space Based and In-Situ Observations
May 20, 2019

The Study Program “Unlocking a New Era in Biodiversity Science: Linking Integrated Space Based and In-Situ Observations” continued in March with the second workshop hosted by the Keck Institute for Space Studies at California Institute of Technology. For five days, biodiversity scientists and remote sensing technologists worked together towards the identification of breakthroughs for implementing a global biodiversity monitoring

GEO Data Technology Workshop: The Era of Big EO Data.

GEO Data Technology Workshop: The Era of Big EO Data.
May 2, 2019

The GEO Data Technology Workshop gathered >140 experts from more than 110 organizations 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 attended by Laetitia Navarro and Christian Langer on behalf of

GEO BON at COP 14 – Outcomes online

GEO BON at COP 14 – Outcomes online
December 18, 2018

The 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP14) was held between November 17th and November 29th in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The COP 14 was the occasion for the GEO BON delegation to officially present, in plenary, the Bejing Call on biodiversity observations for post-2020 decision-making, which

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

Unlocking a New Era in Biodiversity Science

Unlocking a New Era in Biodiversity Science
October 12, 2018

A new study program of the Keck Institute for Space Studies started in October 2018 with the goal of advancing progress towards the integration of space-based and ground-based approaches in biodiversity science. Around 30 experts in remote sensing and in-situ biodiversity research started the study during a 5-days workshop held at Caltech,

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.