How Ecosystem and Biodiversity data and knowledge can support the GEO objectives: EU BON’s session at the European GEO Workshop
The 11th European GEO Workshop took place between 19-21 June 2017, in Helsinki, Finland, bringing together European stakeholders interested in and actively contributing to the Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS). Alongside the plenary, the conference featured 20 sessions looking at various aspects of GEOSS, its objectives and their implementation (all presentations can be found here). Among those EU BON organized a session titled ‘How Ecosystem and Biodiversity data and knowledge can support the GEO objectives’, alongside fellow projects and initiatives, and associated partners such as ECOPOTENTIAL, LTER-Europe, GLOBIS-B, EKLIPSE and ENEON. The session aimed to inform about recent developments of relevant projects that focus on Ecosystems and Biodiversity and also outlined how the generated data and knowledge can support the GEO objectives and inform relevant policies on a European and global scale. Overall, the session gave the opportunity to learn about the different approaches of selected EU-projects that address the mobilization, integration and analysis of biodiversity and ecosystem data, their current achievements and existing barriers. Some of the key messages can be found here.
Author: Florian Wetzel