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1 GEO Work Plan Symposium 2011 Global Biodiversity Observation (DS-14)

2 DS-14 Global Biodiversity Observation Definition Increase the routine collection of long term in-situ and remotely sensed biodiversity observations. Ensure access through GEOSS to a large panel of biodiversity observations, including satellite, aerial and in-situ. Increase information-sharing on biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity resources. Implement a mechanism that enables users to interact with the development of biodiversity observations systems and request services. Increase the availability of biodiversity information necessary to respond to and support related topics (ecosystems, health, climate, etc). Increase the availability of information to reduce the cost and support the management of biodiversity issues

3 DS-14 Global Biodiversity Observation GEO BON A self-organising, adaptive network Working groups have formed around tasks that are: –Specific –Time-bound; and –Actionable Self-forming Regional BONs –Asia-Pacific BON –J-BON –EBONE

4 Deliverables 1.Standards for data collection and management of terrestrial species and ecosystems observations. Priority Actions: –Promote monitoring standards for population counts of birds, mammals, and plants (Pereira - Portugal) –Promote monitoring standards for marine biodiversity observations (Heip and de Leeuw – Netherlands) –Harmonize ecosystem mapping and monitoring (Jongman – Netherlands, Sayre - USA)

5 Deliverables (cont.) 2.A worldwide network of biodiversity observations, for terrestrial, marine and freshwater ecosystems. Priority Actions: –Identify and fill gaps in data monitoring in regions where major ecosystem changes are happening (Jongman - Netherlands, Pereira - Portugal) … –Establish an International Freshwater Consortium, covering global freshwater biodiversity observation and analysis (Harrison - WCMC, Turak - Australia) –Measure marine biodiversity at multiple scales and time periods (Heip and de Leeuw – Netherlands)

6 Deliverables (cont.) 3.Reporting mechanisms for a variety of biodiversity- relevant topics, including terrestrial, marine and freshwater ecosystems and services, and genes Priority Actions: –Promote observations on genetic diversity on crop plants and wild genetic diversity (Faith - Australia, Yahara - Japan) –Implement a new measure of global change in compositional biodiversity of terrestrial and marine ecosystems through model-based integration of in situ and remote-sensing data (Ferrier - Australia) –Characterize, monitor and predict changes in the distribution of invasive species (Simpson – USA)

7 Related Work Plan Progress (based on input/slides from participants) GEO BON structure is well developed with the establishment of 8 Working Groups and regular communication through meetings and telecons Have forged a strong relationship with the Convention on Biological Diversity At the request of the CBD, GEO BON is preparing an Assessment of the Adequacy of Existing Observation Capabilities for the CBD 2020 Targets

8 Re-organization of Sub-tasks (i.e. which sub-tasks support the new Task) … Related Tasks (non exhaustive) EC-09-01a) Ecosystem Classification and Mapping EC-09-01b) Ecosystem Functions and Services EC-09-01d) Protected Areas Assessment and Monitoring BI-07-01a) Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON) BI-07-01b) Invasive Species Monitoring System BI-07-01c) Capturing Historical and New Biodiversity Data New Proposals from the GEO Community None

9 Resources Available for Implementation (current status and in planning) A wide variety of resources are being utilized, including from Japan (committed during COP-10), EC Working groups are independently seeking funding and many of them are already successful More proposals are in review FP7 WP 2012 call for extending European Biodiversity Observation Network (EBONE) to a global scale within the GEO framework

10 Issues and Gaps Difficulties in freeing in situ data Managing the wide variety of data, scales, etc. Integration of remote sensing and in situ data

11 Possible Measures to fill Gaps Ongoing efforts of Working Groups to address the gaps

12 Open for Plenary Discussion Identify Synergies DS-04 DS-06 DS Improve Cross-Fertilization Identify Measures and Actions to Fill Gaps

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