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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GLOBIS-B Essential Biodiversity Variables Workshop on Species Traits held in Amsterdam


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",, Amsterdam on 20-22 March 2017)

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First-time workflow definition for Species Distribution EBV


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

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Second GLOBIS-B Workshop held in Sevilla, Spain


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.

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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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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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Symposium: Space - the final frontier for biodiversity monitoring?

United Kingdom - London

Huxley Lecture Theatre, The Zoological Society of London


This symposium aims to bring together leading experts in biodiversity monitoring and satellite remote sensing to discuss ways to better capitalise on satellite remote sensing technology to monitor biological diversity globally.

The event will feature:

  • A poster competition with personal feedback provided by the speakers for all entries – deadline for poster submission is 13 April

  • A raffle for individual attendees to win a free lunch with all of the individual speakers.

  • A workshop on scientific writing offered to all attendees and organised by the journal Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation editorial team.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Mat Disney, UCL

  • Doreen Boyd, Nottingham University

  • Gary Geller, Group on Earth Observations

  • Lucas Joppa, Microsoft Research

  • Emily Nicholson, Deakin University

  • Nathalie Pettorelli, Institute of Zoology, ZSL

  • Duccio Rocchini, Duccio Rocchini, Fondazione Edmund Mach

  • Shovonlol Roy, Reading University

  • Emma Tebbs, Kings College London

  • Martin Wegmann, Würzburg University

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RDA 6th Plenary Conference with a focus on environmental data

Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (Cnam) - Paris, France

22-25 September 2015

The Research Data Alliance is a global initiative to synchronize the way we handle scientific data to improve interoperability, exchange, curation and persistence. This is the 6th plenary conference, which has a special focus on environmental data to connect to the 21st COP, the intergovernamental Climate Change Conference that will take place in Paris in December 2015.