Tracking invasive species from space with SaMovar

December 20, 2015

SaMovar (Satellite-based Monitoring of invasive species in central-Chile) Chile has a large number of endemic species due to its isolated location caused by the Andean mountain range in the East and the Pacific in the West. Chile is therefore listed as one of the biodiversity hots-spots of the Planet. At the

Global Database on Biological Field Stations

December 20, 2015

We are facing global challenges such as climate change, land-use alteration, biodiversity loss, and the formation of novel ecosystems and communities. To understand the causes and consequences requires support from global monitoring programs and shared research infrastructure. Biological field stations (BFS) constitute a global network for long-term environmental monitoring and

36th ISRSE

June 2, 2015

The 36th International Symposium on Remote Sensing for Environment

(http://www.isrse36.org) took place in May in Berlin.

IPBES Task Force meeting in Bonn, Germany

June 2, 2015

Several GEO BON members participated in the IPBES 2nd Meeting of the Task Force on Knowledge and Data in Bonn, April 2015. This meeting was embedded in a joint IPBES Task Force meeting and was aimed to review draft documents on Data, Information and Knowledge which will guide the regional

Future Earth – Global Biodiversity Monitoring

June 1, 2015

From May 4 to May 6 at the Greenberg Conference Center in New Haven Connecticut, sponsored by Future Earth, YCEI, Map of Life and the Yale SBSC Program, the Future Earth cluster on “Global Biodiversity Monitoring, Prediction and Reporting” was launched.

Launch of IOOS ATN DAC

June 1, 2015

United States Integrated Ocean Observing System (U.S. IOOS®) and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) working with Stanford University, University of California in Santa Cruz (UCSC), and the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center Environmental Research Division (NOAA/SWFSC) have launched the national Marine Animal Telemetry Network Data Assembly Center (ATN DAC)

Wadden Systems Research Centre

June 1, 2015

In April 2015, the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) established the Wadden Systems Research Centre (WSRC). The website of the WSRC (www.waddenresearch.nl) supplies easy access to those who would like to make use of the expert teams, equipment, technology and protocols as developed for a variety of tidal

Satellite-based Wetland Observation Service

June 1, 2015

The Satellite-based Wetland Observation Service (SWOS) – an EU H2020 funded project – starts on 1st June 2015 with a duration of 3 years and is coordinated by Jena-Optronik.

IUCN Red List of Ecosystems workshop

April 28, 2015

The IUCN Red List of Ecosystems paves the path for a regularly updated monitoring system on global ecosystem distribution and status, an activity in the core of GEO BON’s interest. Hosted by the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center, the IUCN Thematic Group CEM, and PROVITA, several Latin American

Geospatialworldforum

April 27, 2015

Considering the underlying objectives of both INSPIRE and Geospatial World Forum is to promote the optimal use and implementation of spatial data and resources for growth, there is an existing foundation for a synergised effort.