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).
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.
In the first GLOBIS-B workshop, scientists and technical and legal experts made great steps towards the development of a cooperative and global monitoring system for changes in biodiversity.
On January 20 and 21, several H2020 project relevant for the GEO BON policies met in Brussels with the EC and the GEO secretariat to discuss "coordination, collaboration, complementarity, and overlap"
This publication sumarizes the aims and scientific background of the GLOBIS-B project
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Monitoring for the 2020 Targets and beyond
Building on Observations for user needs
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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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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.