iDiv Leipzig. iDiv hosted a three day workshop where scientists and technical and legal experts made great steps towards the development of a cooperative and global monitoring system for changes in biodiversity. The workshop, which was a breakthrough in global collaboration, was organized for the first time as part of the EU horizon 2020 project GLOBIS-B, coordinated by the University of Amsterdam.
The fast growing global human population and climate change drive environmental modifications which might lead to poverty, social unrest and wars. But which dimensions of the environment are changing most dramatically, where are these changes happening and what will be the consequences for biodiversity? During the workshop at iDiv (29 Feb – 2 Mar), biodiversity scientists, technical experts from research infrastructures and advisors for legal interoperability of data defined so called Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) to address these questions.
Read more in the press release of the University of Amsterdam at http://ibed.uva.nl/news-events/news/content4/2016/03/major-progress-on-global-biodiversity-observation-system.html & http://geobon.org/workshop-1-globis-b/