The EBV2020 is a GEO BON initiative to showcase the use of Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) from global to sub-global levels integrating in situ and remote sensing observations to generate policy-relevant data products. The first workshop in October 2019 (SERC, USA) brought together the teams that are generating EBV relevant products across six classes
A lot happened last week between the first World Biodiversity Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and the second meeting of the Open Ended Working Group of the CBD in Rome, Italy! These events are key milestones in a pivotal year for biodiversity, with many more events, including the GEO BON OSC,
The GEO BON delegation keeps engaging in the consultation on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework while at the second meeting of the Open Ended Working Group of the CBD held this week in Rome, Italy. To read the opening statement made by GEO BON
Currently, the GEO BON secretariat is hosted by iDiv (www.idiv.de) and is supported by the German Science Foundation (DFG). With the second and non-renewable terms of the current GEO BON Co-Chairs to close in 2020, GEO BON is seeking offers to host the secretariat starting October 2020 (start dates within
The GEO Report of Impact for 2016-2019 was made available online today! GEO BON and some activities of the BONs, Working Groups and Secretariat are highlighted as key generators of impact for biodiversity.
The GEO BON Secretariat is happy to officially announce the establishment of the Americas Biodiversity Observation Network (Americas-BON), which was endorsed by the GEO BON Implementation Committee at its last in-person meeting in July 2019. The Americas-BON becomes the third Regional BON of the network, together with the Arctic BON
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
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
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
The first version of the 2020-2022 GEO Work Programme is now available. In addition to the summary document, you can download the full implementation plans for each proposed activity on the GEO website.