Introducing the Global Register of Introduced and Invasive Species

Harmonised, representative data on the state of biological invasions remain inadequate at country and global scales, particularly for taxa that affect biodiversity and ecosystems. Information is not readily available in a form suitable for policy and reporting. The Global Register of Introduced and Invasive Species (GRIIS) provides the first country-wise

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

The GlobDiversity project has started

This European Space Agency (ESA) funded project supports the efforts of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), and the GEO BON working groups on ecosystem structure and function, among others, to build a global knowledge base for terrestrial ecosystems based on satellite remote sensing

Invitation to submit biodiversity related papers to a regular IGARSS 2018 session

The IGARSS 2018 conference will be held in Valencia Spain from 22 Jul – 27 Jul 2018 See https://www.igarss2018.org/Default.asp for details and submission of Abstract. We plan a general session on ‘biodiversity and remote sensing’ to which you are invited to contribute a presented paper. You need to prepare and submit an Abstract by 12

New paper on building EBVs of species distribution and abundance at a global scale

As an outcome of the first two workshops organized by the EU-funded Horizon 2020 project GLOBIS-B (“GLOBal Infrastructures for Supporting Biodiversity research”), a new paper was published that describes the challenges of building global EBV data products on species distribution and abundance. The paper covers scientific, technical and legal aspects,

AGU session: Development of EBVs: Progress and Challenges

This year, the AGU (The American Geophysical Union) Fall Meeting will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, from December 11-15 with a session “Development of Essential Biodiversity Variables: Progress and Challenges”. Information on the session abstract and conveners are below.  Abstracts are due Wednesday, August 2, at 11:59 PM

Symposium on the Mobilization of Structured Biodiversity Data

The plenary will be on LIVE STREAM available via the following instructions: You can view the talk with the following link: https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/data-mobilisation Login with your name or nick name. Please notice, required is a web browser with Flash. For more information, please see the Agenda and the Info Brochure produced

An operational definition of essential biodiversity variables

The concept of essential biodiversity variables (EBVs) was proposed in 2013 to improve harmonization of biodiversity data into meaningful metrics. EBVs were conceived as a small set of variables which collectively capture biodiversity change at multiple spatial scales and within time intervals that are of scientific and management interest. Despite