EBV operationalization in Tropical Dry Forest

As part of the project “Implementation of Essential Biodiversity Variables for biodiversity assessment and monitoring at the subnational level in Colombia” funded by the National Academy of Science, members of the Colombia BON and the BON Development working group carried out a workshop with stakeholders from rural communities in Montes

Launch of the new H2020 project e-shape

Launch of the new H2020 project e-shape for strengthening the benefits for Europe of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) – establishing ‘EuroGEOSS’ E-shape (EuroGEOSS Showcases: Applications Powered by Europe), a new project funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme was successfully launched in Cannes, France on 9-10 May

Unlocking a New Era in Biodiversity Science: Linking Integrated Space Based and In-Situ Observations

The Study Program “Unlocking a New Era in Biodiversity Science: Linking Integrated Space Based and In-Situ Observations” continued in March with the second workshop hosted by the Keck Institute for Space Studies at California Institute of Technology. For five days, biodiversity scientists and remote sensing technologists worked together towards the identification of breakthroughs for implementing a global biodiversity monitoring

Essential biodiversity

An editorial published in Nature Ecology and Evolution, and building on two recent publications by the GEO BON working groups on Species Traits and Species Populations EBVs, discusses the development of the Essential Biodiversity Variables as well as their potential to support conservation policies at multiple scales.

Experts present a new framework for global species monitoring

Media release by Yale University, USA: New Haven, Conn. –  A group of international experts has developed a much-needed framework to significantly improve the monitoring of status and trends of species worldwide. This finding comes after a multi-year collaboration under the auspices of the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation

Pulse of the planet webinar series #5

When: MARCH 22  2019 Time: 12:00 noon Eastern Standard Time (EST), UTC-5 Title: “Ecosystem Restoration in the conservation agenda and opportunities for rewilding” Presenter: Laetitia Navarro Short Bio: Dr. Laetitia Navarro is a French biologist. She got her PhD degree from the University of Lisbon, Portugal and focused her research

GlobDiversity project successfully completes its first project phase!

The GlobDiversity project, funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) and kicked off in May 2017, has just completed its first of two 14-month phases. GlobDiversity is the first project dedicated to the specification and engineering of a set of EBVs from satellite remote sensing on the function and structure

GEO BON at COP 14 – Outcomes online

The 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP14) was held between November 17th and November 29th in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The COP 14 was the occasion for the GEO BON delegation to officially present, in plenary, the Bejing Call on biodiversity observations for post-2020 decision-making, which