GEOEssential Upcoming Workshop in Athens, Greece, 18-20 May 2020

GeoEssential invites you at its next workshop scheduled from May 18th to May 20th in Athens, Greece. The venue will be Hotel Golden Age, Athens, GR Draft Agenda Monday, 18 May 2020: Knowledge Platform Tuesday, 19 May 2020: VLab Wednesday, 20 May 2020: Dashboard To manage the participation we have prepared a Google Excel, to which we invite you to register the sooner and certainly before Sunday January 12th 2020.

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Biodiversity Next

The 10th Ecosystem Services Partnership Global Conference took place in Hannover, Germany, from 21-25 October, 2019. Read more on the official conference page. On the topic of the events, at the same week of that conference under Session T3: “Science meeting reality: developing fit-for-purpose ecosystem services indicators” a presentation given by :Mascarenhas A, Geschke J, Vohland K, Häuser C. Exploring linkages between biodiversity and ecosystem services policy indicators, sustainable development goals and essential biodiversity variables. https://www.espconference.org/esp10/wiki/480185/session-presentations Workshop Report: WP88 – From data to policy: supporting biodiversity policy needs and the SDGs Workshop organisers: André Mascarenhas, Jonas Geschke, Katrin Vohland, Christoph Häuser (MfN), Aidin Niamir, Christine Driller (SGN) Report Authors: André… Read More

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GEOEssential at the ERA-PLANET annual meeting 2019

A few words from the coordinator of GEOEssential Prof. Anthony Lehmann was proud to present to the rest of the ERA-PLANET consortium and to its project officer, Jean Dussart, the numerous progresses made in all the work packages of GEOEssential at the annual meeting that took place 10-11 October 2019, Brussels, Belgium. Even though GEOEssential is a very interdisciplinary project, the partners have adopted the proposed framework and are advancing according to the work plan. The GEOEssential consortium is particularly satisfied with the following achievements. Main achievements The main objective of GEOEssential is to demonstrate how the concept of Essential Variables can be implemented in the GEO platform though workflows… Read More

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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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