Save the date: GEO Virtual Symposium 2020

Save the date: GEO Virtual Symposium 2020
May 4, 2020

You are invited to participate in the first-ever GEO Virtual Symposium 2020 – which will take place entirely online. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Group on Earth Observations has announced the format of the event to be held remotely from 15-19 June 2020. The global GEO community will benefit from a series of interactive webinars over the course

NASA Calls on Gamers, Citizen Scientists to Help Map World’s Corals

April 15, 2020

NASA invites video gamers and citizen scientists to embark on virtual ocean research expeditions to help map coral reefs around the world in an effort to better understand these threatened ecosystems. During the past several years, researchers at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley have developed new instruments

Restoring health-promoting biodiverse microbiomes

Restoring health-promoting biodiverse microbiomes
March 16, 2020

The more biodiverse the microbes living in the environments around us, and the more you are exposed to them, the healthier you may become. The Healthy Urban Microbiome Initiative (HUMI) is exploring how restoring microbial diversity in urban environments might improve the immune health of people in these areas by

BID-REX: bridging data and decisions

BID-REX: bridging data and decisions
March 12, 2020

The Interreg BID-REX project has led the way in bridging the gap between data and decisions. Now the project is in its implementation phase. BID-REX, launched in 2016, involves seven European regions from six different countries – Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Slovenia, Spain and the UK – in a bid to

Policy Brief: Elevating Mountains in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework 2.0

Policy Brief: Elevating Mountains in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework 2.0
March 12, 2020

At the last Open-Ended Working Group meeting in Rome, The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), GRID-Arendal (GRIDA), the Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA), and the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) launched the Policy Brief “Elevating Mountains in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework 2.0”. This brief offers relevant facts and recommendations to support

ITC and University Twente have opened three PhD positions

ITC and University Twente have opened three PhD positions
July 29, 2019

Under the recently awarded European Research Council grant “Monitoring Biodiversity from Space”, ITC and University Twente have opened three PhD positions which are fully funded for 4 years in the area of environmental DNA and remote sensing.

World Biodiversity Forum – Call for Session and Workshop Proposals now open!

World Biodiversity Forum – Call for Session and Workshop Proposals now open!
June 4, 2019

Call for Session and Workshop Proposals now open! Join us for the World Biodiversity Forum 2020 and explore the future of biodiversity. The inaugural World Bio­di­ver­si­ty Fo­rum will bring to­geth­er lead­ing re­searchers, ear­ly ca­reer re­searchers, prac­ti­tion­ers, rep­re­sen­ta­tives from dif­fer­ent sec­tors, de­ci­sion-mak­ers and so­ci­etal ac­tors to have a con­ver­sa­tion on the kind

Discover the new Global Land Cover Layers from the Copernicus Global Land Service

Discover the new Global Land Cover Layers from the Copernicus Global Land Service
May 19, 2019

The Copernicus Global Land Service team is thrilled to release a new set of Global Land Cover layers, at 100m resolution and with an overall 80% accuracy. These layers include: a complete, discrete classification with 23 classes according to UN-FAO’s LCCS scheme versatile fractional cover layers, providing the percentage of