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