GLOBIS-B

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).

MISSION

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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News

Data mobilisation symposium in Leipzig

2017-07-10

More than 60 biodiversity scientists and informaticians met in Leipzig, Germany, to discuss for 3-days how to advance the digital accessibility of biodiversity data

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GLOBIS-B represented at the European GEO workshop

2017-07-09

During the European GEO Workshop, GLOBIS-B presented its contribution to shaping the European Contribution to GEOSS

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GLOBIS-B contributes to a better definition of EBVs

2017-06-13

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

2017-04-03

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)

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First-time workflow definition for Species Distribution EBV

2017-02-08

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

2016-06-28

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

2015-08-05

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

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Calendar

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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'.


ma19jun

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


ma04jul

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

Please check http://conf2016.geobon.org/ for more details and registration