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 an outcome of the GLOBIS-B workshop in Bari, Italy, an article has been published describing 10 principles that Research Infrastructures can follow to collaborate in developing EBV's on a global scale.
The CORDIS website, the European Commission Community Research and Development Information Service, has presented a short article highlighting the main results of the GLOBIS-B project
As an outcome of the third GLOBIS-B workshop requirements are published for developing the EBV class ‘Species Traits’ which can cover for example measurements of phenology, morphology, reproduction, physiology or migratory behaviour.
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