Welcome to the EU BON helpdesk!

This website will guide you through recent developments by the EU BON project  in the domain of biodiversity information. The helpdesk pursues specific goals and consider the interests of different audiences:

Data Mobilization Toolkit

Online supporting toolkit aiming to assist the user in his data mobilization efforts.

EU BON products

Services, tools, guidelines and other products developed or enhanced by EU BON project.


Comprehensive and searchable overview of other resources relevant to data sharing, 


Trainings and workshops on data and metadata integration strategies, use of standards, and use of data sharing tools.

User groups we are addressing:

For more information on the EU BON project, please visit EU BON portal.

News and events

Other initiatives


  • Inspired by the recent RDA Europe Science Workshop, the RDA Europe project1is organising an open workshop on PID systems ( Unique and persistent IDs) preceded by a training course for those interested in learning more and getting detailed information about PID systems and make up their own mind.

    Date publishing: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 11:53
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    What is the Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism? Find out more in the first issue of the FLRM newsletter, with an overview from the FLRM Coordinator, Douglas McGuire, plus news from the Asia-Pacific region, Lebanon and Rwanda.

    Date publishing: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 00:00
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    A team from the United States of America’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is at FAO headquarters this week to learn more about FAO’s innovative Collect Earth land monitoring software. The five-day training will focus on the use and customization potential of Collect Earth, a free and open source software which uses freely available satellite images, such as Landsat and Sentinel 2, and builds on Google Earth... more

    Date publishing: Monday, May 23, 2016 - 00:00
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    Ottawa, Canada – International experts meeting to safeguard the future of the world’s forests have drawn up a six-point plan to strengthen collaboration on the use of criteria and indicators to guide and track progress towards the goal of sustainable forest management.

    Some 40 forestry experts from 16 countries came together in Ottawa, Canada, this month for a three-day meeting, organized by Natural Resources... more

    Date publishing: Friday, May 20, 2016 - 00:00
  • Channel: LTER-Europe
    Survey to help shape the development of ecosystem research infrastructures like European LTER. Closing date: 23 May
    Date publishing: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 09:35
  • Channel: DataOne

    DataONE welcomes the Program for Research on Biodiversity (PPBio) Western Amazon as its first Member Node in South America. PPBio’s Western Amazon Node data repository contains data from surveys conducted in the framework of the Research Program in Biodiversity, the Center for Integrated Studies of Biodiversity in the Amazon and partner projects.

    Date publishing: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 14:19
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS
    The European Union (EU) and FAO have agreed to step up joint efforts to support tropical timber producing countries in curbing illegal logging, improving forest governance and promoting the trade of legally sourced timber.
    Date publishing: Friday, May 13, 2016 - 00:00
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    Developing countries must adopt integrated forest fire management to help avoid devastating wildfires such as the fire currently raging in the boreal forests of Alberta, Canada, FAO Forest Fire Management Officer Peter Moore said today. The Canadian wildfire has burnt over 160,000 hectares of forest and forced the evacuation of 80,000 people, with strong winds and an extended dry period making it especially hard to extinguish. Canada... more

    Date publishing: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 00:00
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    Participants from over 40 countries and international organizations will attend the Fourth Session of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Forest Genetic Resources taking place at FAO Headquarters, Rome, today.

    The Working Group is expected to finalize targets and indicators for forest genetic resources and prepare a draft schedule for monitoring the implementation of the Global Plan of Action for the... more

    Date publishing: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 00:00
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    Interview with FAO’s forest fire expert Peter Moore, about the huge wildfire raging in Alberta, Canada in early May 2016.

    Date publishing: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 00:00