NASA invites video gamers and citizen scientists to embark on virtual ocean research expeditions to help map coral reefs around the world in an effort to better understand these threatened ecosystems. During the past several years, researchers at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley have developed new instruments
Essential Ocean Variables and Essential Biodiversity Variables – How are they related?
Measurements of the status and trends of key indicators for the ocean and marine life are required to inform policy and management in the context of growing human uses of marine resources, coastal development, and climate change. Two synergistic efforts identify specific priority variables for monitoring life in the sea:
Recording of latest MBON webinar presented by Neil Hammerschlag online
Webinar presented by: Neil Hammerschlag / University of Miami. Topic: Integrating animal tracking and soundscapes in to biodiversity monitoring. Watch the recording on our GEO BON Youtube channel.
U.S. MBON Projects
In October 2019, the US MBON government sponsors (US Integrated Ocean Observing System/US IOOS, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/NOAA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration/NASA, Office of Naval Research/ONR and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management/BOEM) awarded six new three-year US MBON projects.
2nd Marine Biodiversity Workshop: from the Sea to the Cloud
April 2-5, 2019 Playa del Secreto Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico Info: https://marinebon.github.io/p2p/index.html This workshop gathered 35 experts in marine ecology, satellite remote sensing and data science from 12 countries to move forward the construction of the Marine Biodiversity Observation Network Pole to Pole of the Americas (MBON Pole to Pole).