New secretariat of the Marine BON hosted by AIR Centre in the Azores

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.

Recording of the MBON webinar to Ecological Marine Units online

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˚

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: 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).

GEO BON MBON signs MOU with AIR Centre and the Azores Government

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

Marine Biodiversity: from the Sea to the Cloud

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

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