Marine biodiversity scientists celebrate having a new Secretariat to coordinate the world Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON), now hosted by the AIR Centre located in Terceira island, Azores. The agreement between MBON, AIR Centre and the Azores Regional Fund for Science and Technology was celebrated in November 2018.
The recording of the last MBON webinar to Ecological Marine Units (EMUs) by Keith VanGraafeiland, GISP/ESRI is now online. EMUs come from an unprecedented 3D point mesh framework of 52 million global measurements of 6 key ocean variables over a 50-year period at a horizontal resolution of 1/4˚ by 1/4˚
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.
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).
On November 27, 2018, the GEO BON Marine Biodiversity Observing Network (MBON) signed a memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Atlantic International Research Centre (AIR Centre) and the Azores Regional Fund for Science and Technology (FRCT) for mutual recognition and a strategic alliance to establish a sustainable collaboration. The government
A new global shorelines and islands resource has been produced by Roger Sayre of the U. S. Geological Survey, in collaboration with colleagues from Esri and a group of coastal ecosystem specialists. Dr. Sayre is the GEO Ecosystems Initiative lead for a Global Ecosystem Mapping activity which has been “cross
Pole-to-Pole MBON & AmeriGEOSS Praia do Segredo, São Sebastião, Brasil, August 6-10, 2018 The Pole to Pole Marine Biodiversity Observation Network of the Americas (P2P MBON) gathered researchers and managers from Canada to Patagonia and experts from other parts of the world, to discuss and converge on strategies for biodiversity
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: Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs)
Sustained observations of marine biodiversity and ecosystems focused on specific conservation and management problems are needed around the world to effectively mitigate or manage changes resulting from anthropogenic pressures. These observations, while complex and expensive, are required by the international scientific, governance and policy communities
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