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 new paper published


As an outcome of the first two workshops organized by the GLOBIS-B, a new paper shows how Essential Biodiversity Variables can be produced to measure biodiversity change at a global scale.

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Data mobilisation symposium in Leipzig


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


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


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


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 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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