The GEO BON Secretariat is happy to announce the official endorsement of the Europa Biodiversity Observation Network (EuropaBON), as a regional BON.
The mission of EuropaBON is to overcome existing data gaps and workflow bottlenecks by designing an EU-wide framework for monitoring biodiversity and ecosystem services. EuropaBON aims to engage users at the regional and national levels to identify the data needs of policies and targets aligned with the new European Green Deal. EuropaBON is led by the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena- Leipzig, at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, a research center with more than 400 employees and researchers from more than 35 nations working together to establish the scientific basis for the sustainable management of our planet’s biodiversity.
Some of EuropaBON’s key objectives include surveying existing monitoring initiatives, assessing how they can contribute to producing comprehensive biodiversity information under the EBVs and EESVs frameworks as well as mobilizing a coalition of key players in national and EU level bodies to work towards a permanent Biodiversity Monitoring and Coordinating Centre that will implement and oversee a European Biodiversity Observation Network.
Stay tuned for more information about EuropaBON on our website. In the meantime, we welcome EuropaBON to the growing GEO BON community and are looking forward to working closely together.
Henrique Pereira (Project Coordinator)
Jessica Junker (Scientific Coordinator)