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.
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
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
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
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
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,
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.
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