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1 The GEO Biodiversity Observation Network Gary GELLER Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology International Workshop for Networking Biodiversity Observation Activities in Asia Pacific Region Nagoya Hosted by Japan Ministry of Environment July 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (c) 2009 California Institute of Technology. Government sponsorship acknowledged.

2 2 Overview GEO and GEOSS GEO BON Implementation Challenges Next Steps Sagra buqueti edof

3 3 Group on Earth Observations Response to 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development Global collaboration needed Enhance interoperability Voluntary partnership 79 governments + EC 56 participating organizations Chiasognathus granti

4 4 GEOSS Global Earth Observing System of Systems Disasters Health Energy Climate Water Weather Agriculture Ecosystems Biodiversity } 9 SBAs GEO BON

5 5 What is GEO BON? Global network, and collaboration Interoperating biodiversity observation systems Collect, manage, analyze, share data on status of the worlds biodiversity Scholes et al., Science 321: 22 August 2008

6 6 Some components of a BON Collection Storage & distribution Tools Partnerships Many observations… but not fully utilized Oxynodera moczarski

7 7 Collecting observations Many gaps Spatial Temporal Taxonomic Topical Uneven coverage Lack of coordination Oxynodera distincta

8 8 Storage and distribution Many systems Many observations Dispersed, unconnected Little coordination Sharing is difficult Lack of system interoperability Doryphora undata

9 9 Lack the full set of tools Important capabilities missing Capabilities not integrated System-specific Data utilization too difficult Tools for working with data Pseudomesomphalia illustris

10 10 Partnerships Collaboration Coordination GEO BON Network of BONS

11 11 1.Data collection coordination Global sampling framework Ecosystems, species, genes, ecosystem services 2.System interoperability Guidelines and coordination 3.New and coordinated tools Extraction, synthesis, & visualization 4.Stronger partnerships GEO BON: A network of BONs Community-led activities

12 12 Focal areas Quantifying and mapping drivers of biodiversity change Recording impacts of biodiversity change Especially vital ecosystem services Reporting biodiversity status and its changes Leptinotarsa flavitarsus

13 13 Focal areas Ecosystems Species Genes Ecosystem services Prosicela vittata

14 14 GEO BON Community Network In-situRemote Observations Ecosystems Species Genes Ecosystem services Data Extraction & Visualization Tools End Users Coordination & facilitation Observational Needs Observation Products Maps Status indicators Change metrics …

15 15 History 2003: GEO forms : GEO BON established Concept Document drafted April 2008: stakeholder meeting Blessed basic concept October 2008: Implementation Overview November 2008: GEO V Plenary

16 16 Target users Governments and agencies Parties to international conventions Conservation organizations Decision makers Researchers Public Megistomela punctatissima

17 17 What value will GEO BON add? Global framework for detecting change Coordinated observations Improved information delivery New assessment and forecast products, e.g. Global maps of ecosystem services Predicted areas of rapid degradation End-end continuity Gymnopleurus nitens

18 18 From raw physical data To data processing To information generation To knowledge and decision making End-end continuity To electronic data

19 19 Implementation approach Incremental Opportunistic Collaborative Starting point: Topical Working Groups Doryphora pastica

20 20 1.Map concepts to activities 2.Find regional and thematic partners 3.Together, create an implementation plan Topical working groups Alurnus ornatus

21 21 Topical working groups Ecosystem change Terrestrial Marine Freshwater Species change Terrestrial Genetic change Ecosystem services change In-situ / remote sensing integration Data integration and interoperability

22 22 Implementation Concepts Concept Document Topical Working groups Regional / thematic BONs and partners Regional and local implementation Implementation Concepts Activities

23 23 Thematic partners ILTER GBIF UNEP-WCMC Space agencies National wildlife / park agencies NGOs … Callopistus castelnaudi

24 24 Possible regional partners EBONE Asia-Pacific BON JBON (research oriented) UK BON? Southern Africa BON? ? Alurnus bipunctatus

25 25 Challenges Making independently developed systems work together Ensuring appropriate incentives for partners Filling in observation gaps Integrating in-situ and remote sensing obs Funding and resources Homoderus mellyi

26 26 Next steps Further engage biodiversity community Facilitate regional / thematic BONs Develop implementation plans Develop funding mechanisms Doryphora 21punctata

27 27 Thoughts for an AP BON Coordinated observations Sampling framework Fill gaps Coordinated storage and distribution Interoperability of existing systems (more sharing) Coordinated tools Access to all component systems Support synthesis, visualization Key observation products Easy to understand Powerful Utilize multiple input sources Thank you

28 28 Cenistra dohrni Near Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia Website: Google GEO BON Thank you

29 29 Integration across scales In-situ observations RS observations Sparse…but finely detailedGlobal…but spatially coarse Cannot extract the full value from data Need to combine in-situ and RS data Provide continuous and complete datasets

30 30 Some possible steps Discuss AP BON structure Sub-regional BONs Governance Shared components Assess current state of component systems Consider setting up topical working groups Feed into GEO BON WGs Coordinate regional activities Participate in GEO BON WGs Assess GEO BON: What else does it need?

31 31 Citizen Science Traditional methods alone not adequate Precedents Christmas Bird Count Breeding Bird Survey Feeder Watch New efforts are needed

32 32Page 32 Early products Product exemplars Populations & drivers of change Protected areas tools Ecosystems change maps Marine (Census of Marine Life) Primary obstacle is funding

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