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EU BON: Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network

EU BON: Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network

Objective

Sustainable governance of our biological resources requires reliable scientific knowledge that meets the needs of society. Current biodiversity observation systems and environmental datasets are unbalanced in coverage and not integrated, limiting integrative analyses and implementation of environmental policies.
EU BON presents an innovative approach towards integration of biodiversity information systems from on-ground to remote sensing data, for addressing policy and information needs in a timely and customized manner. EU BON will provide integration between social networks of science and policy and technological networks of interoperating IT infrastructures, resulting in a new open-access platform for sharing biodiversity data and tools, and greatly advance biodiversity knowledge in Europe. EU BON’s 30 partners from 18 countries are members of networks of biodiversity data-holders, monitoring organisations, and leading scientific institutions. EU BON will build on existing components, in particular GBIF, LifeWatch infrastructures, and national biodiversity data centres.
EU BON will 1) enable greater interoperability of data layers and systems through adoption of new standards; 2) advance data integration by new (modelling) technologies; 3) increase data mobilisation via scientific communities, citizen scientists, and potential data users; 4) develop strategies for future harmonizing and mainstreaming of biodiversity recording and monitoring; 5) improve analytical tools and services interpreting biodiversity data; 6) support the science-policy interface by timely information and scenario development; 7) link integrated, customized information to relevant stakeholders, and 8) strengthen overall European capacities and infrastructures for environmental information management. EU BON’s deliverables include a comprehensive “European Biodiversity Portal” for all stakeholder communities, and strategies for a global implementation of GEO BON and supporting IPBES.
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Coordinator

MUSEUM FUR NATURKUNDE - LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR EVOLUTIONS- UND BIODIVERSITATSFORSCHUNG AN DER HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAT ZU BERLIN

Address

Invalidenstrasse 43
10115 Berlin

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 319 440

Administrative Contact

Christoph Häuser (Dr.)

Participants (31)

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TARTU ULIKOOL

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 221 080

ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 422 040

Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 296 640

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 411 858,80

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 876 927,70

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 525 176,76

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 201 759,20

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 282 629,20

PENSOFT PUBLISHERS

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 379 280

SENCKENBERG GESELLSCHAFT FUR NATURFORSCHUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 365 000

VIZZUALITY SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 131 018,12

FISHBASE INFORMATION & RESEARCH GROUP INC

Philippines

EU Contribution

€ 258 592,40

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 253 751

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 256 620,38

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 260 832

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 217 808

MUSEE ROYAL DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 306 682,40

PLAZI GMBH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 168 624

GLUECAD LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 181 828,80

INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 188 203,40

FUNDACAO AMAZONICA DE DEFESA DA BIOSFERA ASSOCIACAO PRIVADA

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 121 280

NATURHISTORISKA RIKSMUSEET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 304 160

BOTANICKY USTAV SLOVENSKEJ AKADEMIE VIED

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 143 782

CONSORCI CENTRE DE CIENCIA I TECNOLOGIA FORESTAL DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 138 660,80

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 113 084

FONDAZIONE EDMUND MACH

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 100 021,50

TERRADATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 99 288

ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 17 748

WCMC LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 287 756,52

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 26 171,15

SIMBIOTICA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 122 061,87

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 308454

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2012

  • End date

    31 May 2017

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 589 374,88

  • EU contribution

    € 8 999 806

Coordinated by:

MUSEUM FUR NATURKUNDE - LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR EVOLUTIONS- UND BIODIVERSITATSFORSCHUNG AN DER HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAT ZU BERLIN

Germany