The GLOBIS-B project “GLOBal Infrastructures for Supporting Biodiversity research” is a Horizon 2020 project within the coordination & support action funding scheme of the H2020-INFRASUPP-2014-2 call of the European Commission. The main aim of the project is to bring together scientists with global research infrastructure operators and legal interoperability experts to address the research needs and infrastructure services required to calculate Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs).
The mission of the GLOBIS-B project is to foster the global cooperation of biodiversity research infrastructures and biodiversity scientists to advance the implementation and calculation of Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs). The concept of EBVs has been introduced by the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON) as one of the benefit areas of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS).
As a result from the first workshop, an article is published on the operational definition of Essential Biodiversity Variables, to better define what EBVs are, or should not be.
Scientific, technical and legal experts from around the world gathered at the 3rd workshop of the EU funded Horizon2020 project GLOBIS-B ("GLOBal Infrastructures for Supporting Biodiversity research", http://www.gobis-b.eu/, Amsterdam on 20-22 March 2017)
On 16-20 January 2017 GLOBIS-B hosted a workshop in Canberra, Australia, to examine in detail the steps of a workflow to produce data products for the Species Distribution EBV
During the second workshop in Sevilla, Spain, hosted by LifeWatch, the GLOBIS-B project has made a major step towards building essential biodiversity variables to quantify global biodiversity change for conservation management and environmental policies.
This publication sumarizes the aims and scientific background of the GLOBIS-B project
10th plenary conference of the Research Data Alliance. GLOBIS-B will participate in the new to be established working group 'From observational data to information'.
The purpose of the conference is to bring together European stakeholders interested in and actively contributing to the Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS). The event is a forum to exchange ideas and inform participants about work and initiatives undertaken in the context of GEOSS.
GLOBIS-B will present its results so far and explain how it can contribute to (Euro)GEOSS and the GEO BON objectives towards developing EBVs
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Monitoring for the 2020 Targets and beyond
Building on Observations for user needs
Please check http://conf2016.geobon.org/ for more details and registration