EBM7: The CBMP as an international player and a regional Biodiversity Observation Network of GEO BON: exploring synergies

Date: Tuesday October 9, 2018

Location: Teiva, Lappia Hall

Time: 15:00-16:30

The CBMP Strategic Plan 2018 – 2021 includes an activity to map anticipated outputs to support national, regional and global needs. e.g. (1) the Aichi Targets and indicators; (2) Monitoring Plan attributes to the Biodiversity Observation Network of the Group on Earth Observations – Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON) Essential Biodiversity Variables (3) Biodiversity Action Plans and other processes. The CBMP has been formally recognized as a regional GEO BON. GEO BON’s mission is to improve the acquisition, coordination and delivery of biodiversity observation data to decision-makers. It operates as a global network with other 200 partner organizations representing expertise in remote sensing, in-situ observations, citizen science, modelling, indicators and policy outputs at national, regional and global scales for the biodiversity related conventions as well as the Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. This session will present the CBMP Strategic Plan and discuss the international linkages for the CBMP with focus on GEO BON. There is a great opportunity to develop some meaningful and co-beneficial interactions, particularly in the areas of model-based indicators, indicator visualizations, remote sensing techniques, biodiversity observation tool sharing and biodiversity observation network design.

Chairs: Mike Gill, Group on Earth Observations - Biodiversity Observation Network; Tom Christensen, Arctic Research Centre, Aarhus University

Format: Series of presentations followed by moderated panel discussion


  1. The Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program – The CBMP Strategic Plan 2018 – 2021: Tom Christensen, Arctic Research Centre, Aarhus University pdf
  2. The Group on Earth Observations – Biodiversity Observation Network: From Data to Decision: Mike Gill, Group on Earth Observations - Biodiversity Observation Network pdf
  3. Other international body (CBD/ IPBES) and Aichi and post 2020 Targets: Alexander Shestakov, Secretariat of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity 
  4. Presentation highlighting Data that are created by the CBMP remote sensing work: TBDpdf
  5. Presentation on SABR indicator/ FEC development and datacreation. Potential links to GEO - BON and other international partners: Jen Lento, University of New Brunswick pdf

Moderated panel discussion led by Mike Gill, Group on Earth Observations - Biodiversity Observation Network and Tom Christensen, Arctic Research Centre, Aarhus University 


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