Natural History Museum of Berlin published a brochure that refers to GEOEssential

The Natural History Museum Berlin has just published a nice brochure showcasing all the relevant work it is doing on the topic of Open Science. There is a contribution about GEOEssential project, in terms of the project’s links with Open Science. The brochure is both in German and English. Read more http://coll.mfn-berlin.de/raw/10.7479/tnnh-h2vc.pdf (page 24)

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Release of webapp- New light pollution tracking tool

 New light pollution tracking tool (https://lighttrends.lightpollutionmap.info) developed by GEOEssential partner Christopher Kyba (GFZ) New interactive map shows light pollution in a world map. Please read more in English and in German.  It was reported on by Science News, Spiegel Online and also NBC News.  Christopher Kyba said : Over 10,000 people accessed the app within the first few hours of the Spiegel story, and so far today about 9,000 charts of light trends have been generated, with the data downloaded 19 times. So I’m very happy with the launch! The above press release and news mentions GEOEssential funding when talking about the app. The code underlying the app has been released, is online (and citable) on… Read More

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VLAB Workshop, 26-28th February 2019, Florence, Italy

The VLAB Workshop will be held on the 26-28th of February 2019 in Florence, Italy. Relevant information is available at the workshop web site at: https://www.workshop.vlab.geodab.eu . DRAFT PROGRAM of the VLAB Workshop has just been published All ERA-PLANET strand projects partners are invited to a workshop dedicated to the VLAB (Virtual Laboratory) as a component of the ERA-PLANET data and model sharing infrastructure. Interested partners please REGISTER HERE for the workshop. The Virtual Laboratory Platform (VLAB) is a tool for publishing and running scientific models for knowledge generation. It has been designed and implemented in the context of national, European and international projects and initiatives. From the positive experience in the H2020 ECOPOTENTIAL project, the… Read More

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Workshop GEOEssential (WP4), 24-26 July 2018, Frankfurt Main, Germany

GEOEssential Work Package 4  Workshop , 24-26 July 2018, Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Institute (BiK-F) Frankfurt am Main, Germany. In July, the GEOEssential Work Package 4 (WP4) members met in Frankfurt to discuss progress, establish collaborations, and define next steps to be taken. The event was organized by Aidin Niamir, Ricarda Prinz, Marta Gómez Giménez, and Thomas Hickler (BiK-F). This WP is based on five pillars: i) mapping the data landscape and data determination of EVs for Biodiversity and Ecosystems (led by CREAF); ii) species distribution and biodiversity indicators (led by GFZ); iii) ecosystem functioning and EBV indicators resilience (led by CNR), iv) strategies for supporting biodiversity policy needs… Read More

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Workshop on Sustainable Development Goals, 19-21 June 2018, Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil

In June, the SGN team of GEOEssential (Aidin Niamir and Marta Gómez Giménez) attended the workshop on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that Prof. Dr. Pedro Brancalion organized at the Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture, University of São Paulo. A group of researchers and policy experts met to discuss the status of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on a global scale. In particular, we focused on the SDGs 6: clean water and sanitation, 14: life below water, and 15: life on land. The workshop aimed at analyzing how to report on areas with high potential for intervention to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The follow-up work will focus on… Read More

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