P³ project

September 21, 2016

Socio-ecological drivers of change, operating at various administrative and temporal scales in an interactive pattern, determine the directionality and intensity of anthropogenic processes and their impacts on biodiversity and ecosystems. Anthropogenic processes may therefore also directly or indirectly impact on ecosystem resilience, the ability of a system to return to

“Remote Sensing and GIS for Ecologists – Using OS software”

February 4, 2016

All practical examples in this book rely on OpenSource software and freely available data sets. Quantum GIS (QGIS) is introduced for basic GIS data handling, and in-depth spatial analytics and statistics are conducted with the software package R. Readers will learn how to apply remote sensing within ecological research projects,

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 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 environments. The centre is

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.