Co leads of the Genetic Composition Working Group, Sean Hoban and Maggie Hunter led 31 authors from 18 countries on a publication to Biological Conservation. This paper (open access here) contains commentary and recommended changes to the Convention on Biological Diversity draft post 2020 framework, to ensure all aspects of
EuropaBON (Europa Biodiversity Observation Network: integrating data streams to support policy), a new project funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme has officially been approved by the EU Commission on 1 October 2020. European countries and regions have invested substantial amounts of resources into biodiversity conservation and knowledge. This
GlobDiversity engineered retrieval algorithms for three remote sensing-based variables relevant for biodiversity monitoring. They are Fragmentation, Land Surface Phenology and Canopy Chlorophyll Content. The variables are referred to as Remote Sensing Enabled Essential Biodiversity Variables (RS-enabled EBVs) within
Earlier this year, Microsoft’s AI for Earth and the GEO BON Secretariat launched the program “Essential Biodiversity Variables in the Cloud”, a new US$1 million grant program providing financial support and Microsoft Azure credits to monitor Earth’s biodiversity. The call was particularly designed for advancing research and applications that leverage
Microsoft’s AI for Earth Program and GEO BON are launching a new US$1 million grant program. As our planet’s biodiversity is increasingly threatened, it is more important than ever to have a sustained and integrated way to assess biodiversity and enable informed conservation decision-making.
GEO BON continues promoting the development of infrastructures supporting the production and dissemination of the Essential Biodiversity Variables and derived indicators. The workshop “BON in the Cloud”, held in Leipzig on February 13-14th, identified the most pressing needs for developing cloud-based systems in support of biodiversity observation networks. Workshop participants