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1 GEO-X Plenary + Geneva Ministerial Summit 2014 GEO-X Plenary + Geneva Ministerial Summit 2014 15 – 17 January 2014, Geneva, Switzerland Dr. Christoph L. Häuser Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity Integrating biodiversity information for Europe – from informatics to environmental politics: advancing the European Biodiversity Observation Network (EU BON)

2 GEO-X Plenary + Geneva Ministerial Summit 2014 Biodiversity loss, Climate change, Water & Food scarcity, Poverty. The Knowledge Society is based on science and technology, i.e., the availability of sound & reliable scientific data, analysis and tools Global challenges

3 GEO-X Plenary + Geneva Ministerial Summit 2014 The Challenge: Integration of Biodiversity Information Detailed Challenges: + Data Standards, Interoperability, + Common Monitoring Schemes, + Analysis Tools, Patterns and Trends, Indicators, + Science Policy Interface(s), Dissemination FreshwaterTerrestrialMarine Two realms: field (in situ) + remote sensing data

4 GEO-X Plenary + Geneva Ministerial Summit 2014 EC FP7 - Cooperation Theme 6 “Environment (incl. climate change)”. Call ENV.2012.6.2-2: Assessing global biological resources: the European contribution to the Global Earth Observation Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON) Project start: 1st December, 2012 Duration: 54 months (until May 2017) Projektkoordination: MfN, Berlin Consortium: 30 partners (18 countries ) Budget: 11.6 mio Euro, < 9 mio Euro EC contribution EU BON - key information

5 GEO-X Plenary + Geneva Ministerial Summit 2014 EU BON Partners Map: Johannes Penner

6 GEO-X Plenary + Geneva Ministerial Summit 2014 EU BON characteristics Key feature of EU BON: Delivery of integrated, near-real-time relevant data – both from on- ground observation and remote sensing – to the various stakeholders and end users ranging from local to global levels. The main objective of EU BON: Build a substantial part of the Group on Earth Observation’s Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON), also in light of the new Intergovernmental science-policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

7 GEO-X Plenary + Geneva Ministerial Summit 2014 EU BON – Meetings for the project kick-off First WP5 Meeting EU BON test site in Spain 2-4 April 2013, Doñana Biological Station Goal: Sharing data among testing sites, principles and guidelines for establishing and operating EU BON test sites First WP4 Meeting Solsona 25-27 November 2013, Spain Goal: Defining next steps for developing tools, methods, and analyses of biodiversity data Informatics Task Force Meeting in Trondheim 29-31 May 2013, NBIC Goal: Discussing data architectures, standards and interoperability for EU BON data portal First Stakeholder Roundtable in Brussels 18 June 2013, Leibniz Association Goal: Determining policy needs in Europe regarding biodiversity information Next General Meeting: EU BON in Crete, Greece 30.3. – 2.4. 2014

8 GEO-X Plenary + Geneva Ministerial Summit 2014 EU BON will be implementing the GEO BON vision: automated, streamlined data flow, from observations via EBVs, to indicators, using a plug-and-play service-oriented approach, coordinated through the GEO BON registry system linked to the GEOSS Common Infrastructure, and transparent to users through portals EU BON –Data Integration (WP2)

9 GEO-X Plenary + Geneva Ministerial Summit 2014 User authentication and authorization Upload data: datasets & related metadata, different formats (DwC, EML, ABCD). Edit data and metadata (only allowed users). Search biodiversity occurrence (returning data from any connected data provider) Visualize data and metadata: Grids, forms and maps. Charts, statistics and reports. Export and download: Obtain statistics and EBV’s estimation from related data. EU BON – Plans for Biodiversity data portal (WP2)

10 GEO-X Plenary + Geneva Ministerial Summit 2014 EU BON achievements for data analyis: For advanced tools for interpreting satellite or aerial imagery: Assessment of available remote-sensing approaches. Methods for analyzing datasets: survey of existing spatial niche modeling approaches, focus on a novel hierarchical classification algorithm for habitat classification, species population downscaling approaches developed, developing up-scaling approaches e.g. for plant - red lists, 3-dimentional “manifold” techniques, enhanced version of Aquamaps software Improving tools and methods for data analysis and interface (WP3 )

11 GEO-X Plenary + Geneva Ministerial Summit 2014 Science-policy dialogue (WP 6) EU BON – Using biodiversity data for policy: Biodiversity data is often collected to support policy development, reporting and monitoring purposes at all levels A large number of policies have reporting requirements In addition, there are many processes which are biodiversity data hungry Data and information is used both directly and indirectly Being aware of the policy landscape will help: Making the most out of existing data. The same data can be used to report to various policies and inform various processes. Identify existing gaps. This will help to prioritize areas for further work and allocation of resources

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13 MDGs/SDGs Ecosystem Accounting Green Economy WFD MSFD Floods Directive Wildlife Trade Regulation s Birds Directiv e Habitats Directive IAS Directive GMO Directiv e CAP CFP EIA Directive Kyiv (SEA) Protocol ELD Nitrates Directive EU Biodiversity Strategy RD priorities EU level OSPA R Helsinki Barcelon a Bucharest Bern Alpine Carpathia n Florence Pan-European strategy Regional seas ICR W Antarctic ITTA Espoo Water Conv. CMS Ramsar CBD CITES WHC ITPGRF UNCCD UNFCC C IPPC MEAs IPBES IPCC GEO FRA Genetic resources WOA Assessments

14 GEO-X Plenary + Geneva Ministerial Summit 2014 EU BON dissemination strategy (WP8) Flow chart showing how multiple uses will be made of project results for dissemination and knowledge transfer purposes.

15 GEO-X Plenary + Geneva Ministerial Summit 2014 67 news items (news and events) published on the website 4 press releases and 2 interviews published EU BON presented at 32 conferences and workshops Website statistics for 2013: 11 079 visits, 5939 unique visitors, 49 416 page views Dissemination and outreach (WP8) www.eubon.eu

16 GEO-X Plenary + Geneva Ministerial Summit 2014 EU BON – Scientific Papers Planned scientific papers of EU BON partners: I)Big data for biodiversity – challenges and opportunities for integration II)Availability/usability of - integrated - biodiversity information: challenges and opportunities for IPBES III)Biodiversity recording and information management in Europe – state of the art and prospects IV)Can EBVs deliver what they promise: monitoring of biodiversity targets V)Global DNA-derived datasets and taxonomy

17 GEO-X Plenary + Geneva Ministerial Summit 2014 Thank you very much for your attention and to all EU BON partners & associates !!! www.eubon.eu

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19 POLICIES RELEVANT TO EU COUNTRIES WITH BIODIVERSITY DATA REQUIREMENTS GLOSSARY I ACAP – Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels ACCOBAMS – Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black sea, Mediterranean sea and contiguous Atlantic area AEWA – Agreement on the conservation of African-Eurasian migratory waterbirds Alpine – Convention on the protection of the Alps ATS – Antarctic Treaty System ASCOBANS – Agreement on the conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas Barcelona – Convention for the protection of the Mediterranean sea against pollution Bern – Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats Birds Directive – Directive on the conservation of wild birds (79/409/EC) Bucharest – Convention on the protection of the Black Sea against pollution CAP – Common Agricultural Policy Carpathian – Convention on the protection and sustainable development of the Carpathians CBD – Convention on Biological Diversity CCAMLR – Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources CFP – Common Fisheries Policy CITES – Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora CMS – Convention on Migratory Species EIA Directive – Directive on Environmental Impact Assessment (85/337/EC) ELD – Environmental Liability Directive (2004/35/EC) Espoo – Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context EUROBATS – Agreement on the conservation of populations of European bats Floods Directive – Directive on the assessment and management of flood risks (2007/60/EC) Florence – European Landscape Convention GMO Directive – Directive on the deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms (2001/18/EC)

20 GEO-X Plenary + Geneva Ministerial Summit 2014 Habitats Directive – Directive on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (92/43/EC) Helsinki – Convention on the protection of the marine environment of the Baltic sea area IAS Directive – Directive on Invasive Alien Species (still under development) ICRW – International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling IPBES – Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services IPPC – International Plant Protection Convention ITPGRF – International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food ITTA – International Tropical Timber Agreement Kyiv (ESA) Protocol – Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment Madrid Protocol – Protocol on environmental protection to the Antarctic Treaty MDGs – Millennium Development Goals MSFD – Marine Strategy Framework Directive (2008/56/EC) Nitrates Directive (91/676/EEC) OSPAR – Convention for the protection of the marine environment of the North-East Atlantic Ramsar – Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Raptors – Memorandum of Understanding on the conservation of African-Eurasian birds of prey RD priorities – EU Rural Development priorities (No.4 Restoring, preserving and enhancing ecosystems dependent on agriculture and forestry) SDGs – Sustainable Development Goals Seals in the Wadden sea – Agreement on the Conservation of Seals in the Wadden Sea UNCCD – United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification UNFCCC – United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Water Convention – Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes WFD – Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) WHC – World Heritage Convention Wildlife Trade Regulations – Basic Regulation (EC 338/97), Implementation Regulation (EC 865/2006), Permit Regulation (792/2012), Suspension Regulation (757/20112), EU Enforcement Plan (338/97) POLICIES RELEVANT TO EU COUNTRIES WITH BIODIVERSITY DATA REQUIREMENTS GLOSSARY II

21 GEO-X Plenary + Geneva Ministerial Summit 2014 What can EBVs deliver? EU 2020 Target 1 Fully implement the Birds and Habitats Directives: To halt the deterioration in the status of all species and habitats covered by EU nature legislation and achieve a significant and measurable improvement in their status so that, by 2020, compared to current assessments. Relevant EBVs Genetic composition (co-ancestry, allelic diversity, population genetic differentiation), Species population (Species distribution and Population abundance), Species traits (Migratory behaviour) Community composition (Taxonomic diversity) and Ecosystem structure (Habitat structure and ecosystem extent and fragmentation) Data availability for all biomes: terrestrial, fresh water and marine geographical coverage specific taxa common versus rare species Time series Existing knowledge and data gaps

22 GEO-X Plenary + Geneva Ministerial Summit 2014 EU BON dissemination strategy Figure 2. The following scheme illustrates the EU BON Social Media Strategy workflow.

23 GEO-X Plenary + Geneva Ministerial Summit 2014 EU BON Work Packages WP1: Data sources: requirements, gap analysis & data mobilization [University Tartu] ; WP2: Data integration & interoperability [Univ Eastern Finland - Digitarium] ; WP3: Improving tools and methods for data analysis & interface [Univ Leeds] ; WP4: Link environment to biodiversity: analyses of patterns, processes & trends [UFZ] ; WP5: EU BON testing and validation of concepts, tools, and services [CSIC] ; WP6: Stakeholder engagement & science-policy dialogue [Univ Cambridge] ; WP7: Implementation of GEO BON: strategies & solutions at European (& global) levels [CNRS: IMEB] ; WP8: Dissemination and outreach [Pensoft] ; WP9: Consortium management & organization [MfN].

24 GEO-X Plenary + Geneva Ministerial Summit 2014 EU BON Workflow und Organization

25 GEO-X Plenary + Geneva Ministerial Summit 2014 Linking biodiversity information stakeholders: EU BON Associates - and growing …

26 GEO-X Plenary + Geneva Ministerial Summit 2014 GEOSS Linkage to projects and processes


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