GEO BON welcomes a new Regional BON in the Americas

The GEO BON Secretariat is happy to officially announce the establishment of the Americas Biodiversity Observation Network (Americas-BON), which was endorsed by the GEO BON Implementation Committee at its last in-person meeting in July 2019. The Americas-BON becomes the third Regional BON of the network, together with the Arctic BON

The Beijing 2018 call on biodiversity observations for post-2020 decision-making

We, the Group on Earth Observation Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON), have gathered scientists and practitioners from 25 countries, on the occasion of our 10th anniversary, in Beijing, to discuss the future of biodiversity monitoring globally. We call on the Parties to the CBD to significantly step up their efforts on

Alliance for Freshwater Life meeting in Berlin

Alliance for Freshwater Life meeting, Berlin, 9-11 October A group of 18 freshwater biodiversity experts, including FWBON leads, recently met in Berlin/Germany to formalize and advance a key effort focused on freshwater biodiversity exploration and awareness raising. The meeting grew from a concept (The Blueprint of Freshwater Life) that has

MBON news and prototype tools for SDG14

I. NASA Announced the winning proposals in support of the GEO Work Programme. MBON received support for 2 activities with substantial international participation through GEO BON and AmeriGEOSS: 1) the Pole to Pole Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (P2P MBON) proposal submitted by the Americas team led by Enrique Montes (University

Freshwater Biodiversity Observation Network (FWBON) endorsed by GEOBON as a thematic BON

At its meeting on 25 June, the GEOBON Implementation committee endorsed the Freshwater Biodiversity Observation Network (FWBON) as a Thematic Biodiversity Observation Network affiliated with GEOBON. Built on existing regional and global networks, the Freshwater Biodiversity Observation Network (FWBON) will be an important mechanism to collect, standardize and distil freshwater

News from the French Biodiversity Observation Network ECOSCOPE

Graphs to visualize data in ecology: the pilot cases IndexMEED are launched! In May, the IndexMEED consortium organized its first “Data Curation” workshops, aimed at preparing the datasets of voluntary participants for the construction of graphs. Organized at the CESAB (Aix-en-Provence) and the ISCC (Paris), the focus was on data

China Biodiversity Observing Network (China BON)

With the support of the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) of the People’s Republic of China, Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences affiliated to MEP has organized approximately 3500 trained biologists, protected area managers and volunteer citizen scientists from over 400 universities, research institutes, conservation agencies and civil societies to get