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).

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Results of GLOBIS-B presented on CORDIS


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

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New article on Traits EBV published


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.

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4th GLOBIS-B workshop on Species Interactions EBV


The GLOBIS-B project brought together over 50 experts in Bari, Italy to work on establishing an Essential Biodiversity Variable for Species Interactions

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GLOBIS-B contributes to a better definition of EBVs


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.

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First GLOBIS-B paper published


This publication sumarizes the aims and scientific background of the GLOBIS-B project

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Research Data Alliance 10th plenary

Canada - Montréal

Centre Mont Royal, 19-21 September 2017

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'.


European GEO workshop

Finland - Helsinki

Finnish Meteorological Institute, 19-21 June

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


2016 GEO BON Open Science Conference

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) - Leipzig, Germany

4-9 July 2016

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Monitoring for the 2020 Targets and beyond
Building on Observations for user needs

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