Significant funding for a new Finnish Ecosystem Observatory

Significant funding for a new Finnish Ecosystem Observatory
July 7, 2020

The state of biodiversity and ecosystems has deteriorated both in Finland and globally. Planning and implementing effective corrective measures requires more comprehensive and up-to-date information about nature than before. According to the recent EU biodiversity strategy, it is also necessary to develop a knowledge base on nature that can support decision-making processes.

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