The European Biodiversity Observation Network - EBONE

Halada, L.; Jongman, R.G.H.; Gerard, F.; Whittaker, L.; Bunce, R.G.H.; Bauch, B.; Schmeller, D.S.. 2009 The European Biodiversity Observation Network - EBONE. [Speech] In: Proceedings of the European conference of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU: TOWARDS eENVIRONMENT. Opportunities of SEIS and SISE: Integrating Environmental Knwoledge in Europe, Prague, Czech Republic, 25-27 March, 2009. Brno, Czech Republic, Masaryk University, 177-188. (Submitted)

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EBONE (European Biodiversity Observation Network) is a project developing a system of biodiversity observation at regional, national and European levels as a contribution to European reporting on biodiversity. The project focuses on GEO (Group of Earth Observations) task BI 07-01 to unify many of the disparate biodiversity observing systems and creates a platform to integrate biodiversity data with other types of information. The system will make use of existing networks of site observations, wider countryside mapping and Earth observation (EO). The project addresses issues important for development of biodiversity monitoring system such as concept of monitoring; indicator species and habitats, in-situ and EO methods of biodiversity; database management and IT tools; protocols and harmonisation of available in-situ data. Special attention is paid to intercalibration of in-situ and EO monitoring. The system, methods and protocols developed in the project will be tested and validated in the field. Based on the validation we will propose refinements to the system (sites, protocols). The project aims to contribute to a world-wide monitoring system by developing a prototype system for monitoring Mediterranean ecosystems outside Europe. Because the project addresses a quite broad range of stakeholders, stakeholders will be involved in the design, development and testing of the monitoring system. The main outcome will be an integrated monitoring system based on key biodiversity indicators and implementation within an institutional framework operating at the European level

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Speech)
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Biodiversity > CC01A Detection and Attribution of Change in UK and European Ecosystems
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Harding (to July 2011)
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: The full text of this paper is available from the conference proceedings website: Contact for a copy of submitted paper
Additional Keywords: Biodiversity observation, GEOSS, GEO-BON, FP7 project, Monitoring harmonization, Information system
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 15 Jun 2009 11:57 +0 (UTC)

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