Changes in Arctic marine biodiversity indicate environment on verge of major shift

May 12, 2017

…says new State of the Arctic Biodiversity Report, released at the Arctic Council Ministerial Further information can be found here: www.arcticbiodiversity.is/marine All the data collected for this report can be found on CAFFs Arctic Biodiversity Data Service (ABDS) On May 11th 2017, the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) released

Asia Biodiversity Conservation and Database Network Meeting

April 3, 2017

On Mar. 27-29, Asia Biodiversity Conservation and Database Network (ABCDNet) Working Group Meeting, as a parallel workshop during the ATBC Asia-Pacific Chapter Meeting 2017, which was held in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province. The meeting was organized by Biodiversity Committee, Chinese Academy of Sciences (BC-CAS), 18 participants from Bangladesh, India, Indonesian,Kazakhstan, the

SRS-EBVs of Ecosystem Function to anticipate species range shifts

February 21, 2017

A new paper published in International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation explores the potential of three satellite-derived Ecosystem Functional Attributes as SRS-EBVs capable of anticipating species range shifts when used in SDMs.

GMBA Mountain Portal – New online tool for mountain biodiversity

February 13, 2017

Mountains are hotspots of biodiversity and areas of high endemism that support one third of terrestrial species and numerous ecosystem services. Mountain ecosystems are therefore of prime importance not only for biodiversity, but for human well-being in general. Because of their geodiversity, mountain ecosystems have served as refuge for organisms

Training course RS4forestEBV

February 8, 2017

Forest management requires the use of comprehensive remote sensing data which enable monitoring biodiversity changes. Biophysical and biochemical vegetation parameters can characterise changes in biodiversity through changes in ecosystem structure and function.

Policy briefs call for action based on biodiversity indicators

January 27, 2017

The CEBioS programme funded by the Belgian Development Cooperation and hosted by the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences developed a capacity development concept linking scientific data to policy development. In 2015 four projects were selected in Benin, Burundi and the D.R.Congo. The focus was on national indicator processes and

Kickoff meeting of NextGEOSS

January 20, 2017

The NextGEOSS project, valued at €10 million, has been selected by the European Commission to provide the European hub for EO data distribution. NextGEOSS (Next Generation GEOSS for Business & Innovation) will be the European contribution to the global system being put in place by GEO, providing access to a

GEO-Wetlands Initiative approved by GEO Plenary

January 14, 2017

In November 2016, GEO-Wetlands has been approved by GEO-XIII Plenary in St. Petersburg and is now officially part of the GEO Work Programme 2017-2019 as a new GEO initiative. Currently, a website for GEO-Wetlands is being developed, with a first version already available at www.geowetlands.org. Different working groups have been

Map of Life – New Releases and Partnerships

September 21, 2016

New partnerships for policy and conservation The MacArthur Foundation has awarded Map of Life and its partner the, Field Museum’s Keller Science Action Center, a grant to develop an online biodiversity dashboard for the park services and wildlife agencies in Peru, Ecuador, and Columbia. Read more With sponsorship from Map

CEBioS programme

September 21, 2016

Projects to establish biodiversity indicators in African countries The CEBioS programme funded by the Belgian Development Cooperation developed a capacity development concept linking scientific data to policy development in some African countries. To guarantee shared ownership, academic institutes and organisations or authorities with responsibilities in biodiversity policy were invited to