GEO BON
Open Science Conference
& All Hands Meeting 2020

06-10 July 2020, 100% VIRTUAL

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About the Conference

The GEO BON Open Science Conference and All Hands Meeting 2020 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

Get ready for the launch of the GEO BON OSC/iNaturalist 2020 projects:
Project links and info here

Where

100% VIRTUAL

When

Monday to Friday
06 - 10 July, 2020

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The detailed program is online!

by Christian Langer | Jul 02, 2020

The detailed program is now available for download!Please see the programme here

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Book of Abstracts online

by Christian Langer | Jul 02, 2020

The Book of Abstracts is now online available.See Book of Abstracts

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Frequently Asked Questions online!

by Christian Langer | Jun 29, 2020

A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to our virtual OSC 2020 are online now. See FAQs

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Keynote Speakers

Professionals from around the globe

Speaker 1

William Cheung

UBC / Canada

Speaker 2

Melodie Mc Geoch

Monash University / Australia

Speaker 3

Carlo Rondinini

Sapienza University / Italy

Speaker 4

Becky Chaplin Kramer

Stanford University / USA

Speaker 6

David Cooper

CBD / Canada

Speaker 5

Anne Larigauderie

IPBES / Germany

Speaker 11

Scott Loarie

iNaturalist / USA

Panel Speakers

Panel Speakers on BON Development

Speaker 7

David Obura

CORDIO / Kenya

Speaker 8

Aletta Bonn

iDiv / Germany

Speaker 9

Haigen Xu

NIES / China

Speaker 10

Maria Cecilia Londoño

Humboldt Institute / Colombia

Speaker 12

Tom Christensen

Aarhus University / Denmark

Speaker 13

Lucy Waruingi

African CS / Kenya

Conference Program

Program published by the GEO BON secretariat

Agenda

Monday, 6th July

Mixer

Chat with other participants with a coffee, tea, beer, wine or cocktail depending on your tastes and/or time zone

Open Science Conference Session 1 (OSC1)

Essential Biodiversity Variables and Ecosystem Services

  • Session 1: Ecosystem Function Chair: Pedro Leitao
  • Session 3: Ecosystem Structure Chairs: Gary Geller, Ilaria Palumbo & Brian O'Connor
  • Session 4: Community Composition Chairs: Simon Ferrier & Wilfried Thuiller
  • Session 5: Species Populations Chairs: Melodie Mc Geoch & Walter Jetz
  • Session 7: Genetic Composition Chairs: Anna MacDonald, Margaret Hunter & Sean Hoban

Coffee break

Open Science Conference Session 1 (OSC1)

Essential Biodiversity Variables and Ecosystem Services

  • Session 1: Ecosystem Function Chair: Pedro Leitao
  • Session 3: Ecosystem Structure Chairs: Gary Geller, Ilaria Palumbo & Brian O'Connor
  • Session 4: Community Composition Chairs: Simon Ferrier & Wilfried Thuiller
  • Session 5: Species Populations Chairs: Melodie Mc Geoch & Walter Jetz
  • Session 7: Genetic Composition Chairs: Anna MacDonald, Margaret Hunter & Sean Hoban

Keynote: Policy needs

David Cooper

David Cooper

Anne Larigauderie

Anne Laurigauderie

Opening

Henrique Pereira

Henrique Pereira

Mike Gil

Mike Gill

Open Science Conference Session 2 (OSC2)

Essential Biodiversity Variables and Ecosystem Services

  • Session 1: Ecosystem Function Chair: Pedro Leitao
  • Session 2: Ecosystem Services Chairs: Ilse Geijzendorffer, Maria Vallejos & Odirilwe Selomane
  • Session 3: Ecosystem Structure Chairs: Gary Geller, Ilaria Palumbo & Brian O'Connor
  • Session 4: Community Composition Chairs: Simon Ferrier & Wilfried Thuiller
  • Session 5: Species Populations Chairs: Melodie Mc Geoch & Walter Jetz
  • Session 6: Species Traits Chairs: Jens Kattge & Mark Costello
  • Session 7: Genetic Composition Chairs: Anna MacDonald, Margaret Hunter & Sean Hoban

Coffee break

Open Science Conference Session 2 (OSC2)

Essential Biodiversity Variables and Ecosystem Services

  • Session 1: Ecosystem Function Chair: Pedro Leitao
  • Session 2: Ecosystem Services Chairs: Ilse Geijzendorffer, Maria Vallejos & Odirilwe Selomane
  • Session 3: Ecosystem Structure Chairs: Gary Geller, Ilaria Palumbo & Brian O'Connor
  • Session 4: Community Composition Chairs: Simon Ferrier & Wilfried Thuiller
  • Session 5: Species Populations Chairs: Melodie Mc Geoch & Walter Jetz
  • Session 6: Species Traits Chairs: Jens Kattge & Mark Costello
  • Session 7: Genetic Composition Chairs: Anna MacDonald, Margaret Hunter & Sean Hoban

GEO BON OSC/iNaturalist Project launch

Scott Loarie

Scott Loarie

Mixer

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Agenda

Tuesday, 7th July

Mixer

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Open Science Conference Session 3 (OSC3)

Thematic Biodiversity Observation Networks (BONs), National/Regional BONs and BON Development, Policy Support and EBV Data

  • Session 1: Freshwater BON Chairs: Eren Turak & Andreas Bruder
  • Joint session 3: BON Development Chairs: Morning Mike Gill, Afternoon Miguel Fernandez
  • Session 4: Policy Support Chairs: Laetitia Navarro & Cornelia Krug
  • Session 5: EBV Data Chairs: Nestor Fernandez, Daniel Kissling & Rob Guralnick
  • Session 6: Remote Sensing Chairs: Andrew Skidmore & Nicholas Coops

Coffee break

Open Science Conference Session 3 (OSC3)

Thematic Biodiversity Observation Networks (BONs), National/Regional BONs and BON Development, Policy Support and EBV Data

  • Session 1: Freshwater BON Chairs: Eren Turak & Andreas Bruder
  • Joint session 3: BON Development Chairs: Morning Mike Gill, Afternoon Miguel Fernandez
  • Session 4: Policy Support Chairs: Laetitia Navarro & Cornelia Krug
  • Session 5: EBV Data Chairs: Nestor Fernandez, Daniel Kissling & Rob Guralnick
  • Session 6: Remote Sensing Chairs: Andrew Skidmore & Nicholas Coops

Project meetings

  • EBV2020 #1. Indicators needs for conservation Post-2020; 11:30-12:30

Keynote: EBV and EESV Development

Becky Chaplin-Kramer

Becky Chaplin-Kramer

William Cheung

William Cheung

Plenary Wrap-up:

OSC1+ OSC2

Open Science Conference Session 4 (OSC4)

Thematic Biodiversity Observation Networks (BONs), National/Regional BONs and BON Development, Policy Support and EBV Data

  • Session 1: Freshwater BON Chairs: Eren Turak & Andreas Bruder
  • Session 2: Marine BON Chairs: Frank Muller-Karger, Isabel Sousa Pinto & Mark Costello
  • Joint session 3: BON Development Chairs: Morning Mike Gill, Afternoon Miguel Fernandez
  • Session 4: Policy Support Chairs: Laetitia Navarro & Cornelia Krug
  • Session 5: EBV Data Chairs: Nestor Fernandez, Daniel Kissling & Rob Guralnick

Coffee break

Open Science Conference Session 4 (OSC4)

Thematic Biodiversity Observation Networks (BONs), National/Regional BONs and BON Development, Policy Support and EBV Data

  • Session 1: Freshwater BON Chairs: Eren Turak & Andreas Bruder
  • Session 2: Marine BON Chairs: Frank Muller-Karger, Isabel Sousa Pinto & Mark Costello
  • Joint session 3: BON Development Chairs: Morning Mike Gill, Afternoon Miguel Fernandez
  • Session 4: Policy Support Chairs: Laetitia Navarro & Cornelia Krug
  • Session 5: EBV Data Chairs: Nestor Fernandez, Daniel Kissling & Rob Guralnick

Demo of EBV Portal

Poster Session 1

Mixer

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Agenda

Wednesday, 8th July

Mixer

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All Hands Meetings

  • Conservation genetics networks and policy Chairs: Anna MacDonald and Sarah Pearson
  • Next-generation technologies for monitoring community-composition EBVs Chairs: Wilfried Thuiller and Simon Ferrier
  • All Hands Species Populations Working Group Meeting Chairs: Walter Jetz and Melodie Mc Geoch; 9:00-11:00

Coffee break

All Hands Meetings

  • What makes a good genetic EBV dataset? Chairs: Catherine Grueber and Anna MacDonald
  • Next-generation technologies for monitoring community-composition EBVs Chairs: Wilfried Thuiller and Simon Ferrier
  • All Hands Species Populations Working Group Meeting Chairs: Walter Jetz and Melodie Mc Geoch; 9:00-11:00

Project meetings

  • EBV2020 #2. EBV-derived indicators for conservation Post-2020; 11:30-12:45
  • Tracking freshwater biodiversity change in Islands of the South Pacific
  • GlobDiversity

Panel Panel discussion on BON Development

David Obura

David Obura

Aletta Bonn

Aletta Bonn

Haigen Xu

Haigen Xu

Maria Cecilia Londono

Maria Cecilia Londono

Tom Christensen

Tom Christensen

Luci Waruingi

Luci Waruingi

Plenary Wrap-up:

OSC3 & OSC4

All Hands Meetings

  • Monitoring Ecosystem Services: From local to global 16:00 - 18:30
  • Conservation genetics networks and policy Chairs: Sean Hoban & Maggie Hunter

Coffee break

All Hands Meetings

  • Monitoring Ecosystem Services From local to global, 16:00 - 18:30
  • What makes a good genetic EBV dataset? Chairs: Sean Hoban & Maggie Hunter

Project meetings

  • EBV2020 #3. EBV- or EESV-derived indicators for conservation Post-2020; 19:00-21:00
  • CBMP Freshwater Products
  • TAO, the Tropical Andes Observatory 19:00-21:00

Mixer

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Agenda

Thursday, 9th July

Mixer

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All Hands Meetings

  • FWBON Session 1 Introduction to FWBON. The past, the present, the people

Coffee break

All Hands Meetings

  • FWBON Session 2 Activities: 1) What we are doing now 2) What we planning to do 3) New ideas
  • BON Development Session 1 Chair: Petteri, 10h to 11h30

Poster Session

Keynote EBVs and EESVs for policy

Melodie Mc Geoch

Melodie Mc Geoch

Carlo Rondinini

Carlo Rondinini

IC Meeting

All Hands Meetings

  • MBON/FWBON joint session 4: Darwin Core + OBIS & Case studies 16h-17h15 CEST

Coffee break

All Hands Meetings

  • FWBON Session 4: Connecting people and activities for the next two years
  • BON Development Session 1 Chairs: Maria Cecilia Londoño & Mike Gill, 17h45 to 19h00

Microsoft Azure workshop

Mixer

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Agenda

Friday, 10th July

All Hands Meetings

  • EBV-Data Workshop I: Developing standards and an infrastructure for the Essential Biodiversity Variables. Chair: Néstor Fernández

Coffee break

All Hands Meetings

  • EBV-Data Workshop I: Developing standards and an infrastructure for the Essential Biodiversity Variables. Chair: Néstor Fernández

Microsoft Azure workshop

Closing

Wrap up by all WGs and BONs Closing remarks

Closing Remarks & 10 min. presentation by new GEO BON co-chair (TBC)

All Hands Meetings

  • Policy Support AH Meeting: EBVs, EESVs and BONs in support of Policies post-2020: meeting of the GEO BON Policy Task Force. Chairs: Laetitia Navarro and Cornelia Krug. Start Time: 16h30 - end time ±19h
  • EBV-Data Workshop II: Addressing gaps in mobilizing in-situ monitoring data. Chair: Robert Guralnick

Coffee break

All Hands Meetings

  • Policy Support AH Meeting: EBVs, EESVs and BONs in support of Policies post-2020: meeting of the GEO BON Policy Task Force. Chairs: Laetitia Navarro and Cornelia Krug. Start Time: 16h30 - end time ±19h
  • EBV-Data Workshop II: Addressing gaps in mobilizing in-situ monitoring data. Chair: Robert Guralnick

Committees

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
    Laura Catalina Quintero Uribe Doctoral Researcher
    Jessica Junker Postdoc / Scientific guest
    Annika Zuleger GEO BON Research 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

Pricing

Participation to the Open Science Conference and All Hands meeting

Regular
Early Bird (until 7th June)
€50
Late Bird
€75

MSc and PhD students
Early Bird (until 7th June)
€25
Late Bird
€35

Developing countries
Early Bird (until 7th June)
€25
Late Bird
€35

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