Open Science Conference 2020

06-10 July 2020, UFZ/KUBUS, Germany

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About the Conference

The GEO BON 2020 Open Science Conference and All Hands meeting will be a milestone event that will bring together all those involved and interested in the development of Biodiversity Observation Networks and Essential Biodiversity Variables, as well as their potential to support global biodiversity monitoring and conservation post 2020... Read more


Permoserstraße 15
04318 Leipzig


Monday to Friday
06 - 10 July, 2020

Conference Schedule

Programme published by the GEO BON secretariat

Conference programme coming soon!

Conference Venue

Conference venue location info and gallery

UFZ/KUBUS Leipzig, Germany

The Leipzig KUBUS is a modern events building that was opened in March 2004 as the UFZ's communication and education centre. In addition to offices and laboratories, the KUBUS has two variable event rooms that can also be divided into smaller rooms. The larger room 1 is suitable for a max. of 450 persons and room 2 is suitable for a max. of 100 persons. Furthermore, there are various function rooms (seminar office, press room, foyer with cloakroom, kitchen, open terrace, underground parking for 100 cars) making the KUBUS an ideal location for a wide variety of events.


Nearby hotels around the venue

Hotel 1 © Artis Immobilienverwaltung GmbH

Suite Hotel Leipzig

Permoserstraße 50, 04328 Leipzig

700m from the Venue

Hotel 2 © H4 Hotel Leipzig

H4 Hotel Leipzig

Schongauerstraße 39, 04329 Leipzig

3km from the Venue

Hotel 3 © CR Pictures Germany

Hotel Atlas Leipzig

Eisenbahnstraße 10, 04315 Leipzig

2.8km from the Venue

Hotel 4 © Best Western Leipzig City

Best Western Leipzig City

Kurt-Schumacher-Straße 3, 04105 Leipzig

4km from the Venue

Hotel 5 © Motel One Leipzig-Post

Motel One Leipzig-Post

Grimmaischer Steinweg 1, 04103 Leipzig

4.2km from the Venue

Hotel 6 © Galerie Hotel Leipziger Hof

Galerie Hotel Leipziger Hof

Hedwigstraße 1-3, 04315 Leipzig

2.3km from the Venue


Members of the Organizing and Scientific Committee

  • Henrique Miguel Pereira GEO BON Co-Chair
    Mike Gill GEO BON Co-Chair
    Gary Geller NASA Ecological Forecasting Program
    Laetitia Navarro GEO BON Executive Secretary
    Christian Langer GEO BON IT Officer
    Nestor Fernandez Biodiversity Scientist
    HyeJin Kim Biodiversity Scientist
    Karolin Dietrich GEO BON Administrative Assistant
  • Name Institution Country Capacity
    Andreas Bruder University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland Switzerland Freshwater BON
    Tom Christensen Aarhus University Denmark Arctic BON
    Brian O'Connor Mott MacDonald UK Ecosystem Structure WG
    Mark Costello University of Auckland New Zealand Marine BON, Species Traits WG
    Nicholas Coops The University of British Columbia Canada Remote Sensing TF
    Jean-Denis Vigne National Museum of Natural History (MNHN) France French BON
    Yvan Le Bras National Museum of Natural History (MNHN) France French BON
    Simon Ferrier CSIRO Australia Community Composition WG, EBV Development TF
    Ilse Geijzendorffer Tour du Valat France Ecosystem Services WG
    Carlos Guerra iDiv Germany Soil BON
    Sean Hoban Morton Arboretum USA Genetic Composition WG
    Margaret Hunter U.S. Geological Survey USA Genetic Composition WG
    Walter Jetz Yale University USA Species Populations WG
    Jens Kattge Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry Germany Species Traits WG
    Anna MacDonald Australian National University Australia Genetic Composition WG
    Melodie McGeoch Monash University Australia Species Populations WG
    Robert Guralnick University of Florida USA Data TF
    Frank Muller-Karger University of South Florida USA Marine BON
    Eun-Shik Kim Kookmin University, Seoul South Korea AP BON
    Daniel Kissling University of Amsterdam The Netherlands Coordinator GLOBIS-B, Data TF
    Pedro J. Leitão Technische Universität Braunschweig Germany Ecosystem Function WG
    Maria Cecilia Londoño Alexander von Humboldt Institute Colombia Colombia Colombia BON, BON Development WG
    Ilaria Palumbo Joint Research Centre Italy Ecosystem Structure WG
    Isabel Sousa Pinto University of Porto Portugal Marine BON
    Michael Schaepman University of Zurich Switzerland Coordinator BioDiscovery & GlobDiversity
    Ghada El Serafy DELTARES Netherlands Ecosystem Function WG, Coordinator ECOPOTENTIAL
    Odirilwe Selomane University of Stockholm Sweden Ecosystem Services WG
    Andrew Skidmore University of Twente The Netherlands Remote Sensing TF
    Wilfried Thuiller University Grenoble Alpes France Community Composition WG
    Eren Turak Office of Environment & Heritage Australia Freshwater BON
    Maria Vallejos University of Buenos Aires Argentinia Ecosystem Services WG
    Sheila Vergara University of the Philippines Los Baños Philippines AP BON
    Petteri Vihervaara Finnish Environment Institute, Helsinki Finland BON Development WG
    Diana Wall Colorado State University USA Soil BON
    Haigen Xu Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences China China BON
    Tetsukazu Yahara Kyushu University Japan AP BON

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