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


  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    Launched in 2011 in Beijing, the Champions of Asia-Pacific Forests is an initiative recognizing individuals of vision, exemplary leadership and action in the field of sustainable forest management. Two outstanding Champions will receive their awards during the Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2016 to be held in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines on February 23, 2016. APFW 2016 will provide a unique... more

    Date publishing: Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 00:00
  • Channel: DataOne
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    The Winter 2015/6 issue of DataONENews is now available. Features Include:

    • "Planning: The First Step in Managing Research Data" A perspective by project PI, Bill Michener
    • A message from the DUG Chairs
    • CyberInfrastructure Update
    • Outreach Update
    • Highlight Article: Your Data has a History, too: Towards Transparency and Reproducibility through Provenance
    • Member Node... more
    Date publishing: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 09:05
  • Channel: EU JRC news

    The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) recently released two European Standards and a technical specification to which the JRC contributed through the provision of reference materials (RMs). The RMs were used for validation of three analytical methods developed under CEN mandate M/424 in CEN/TC230, supporting the Water Framework Directive.

    Date publishing: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 03:43
  • Channel: EU JRC news

    The report ‘Sols et environnement - Chiffres clés" (Soil and Environment - Key Figures 2015), recently published by the French Ministry of Environment, Sustainable Development and Energy, includes a number of JRC maps on landslides and soil erosion.

    Date publishing: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 09:19
  • Channel: EU JRC news

    The latest MARS crop monitoring Bulletin, published today, reports that the significantly higher-than-average temperatures experienced by much of central, eastern and northern Europe since the end of November has helped winter crops to become established, but has also impeded their build-up of frost tolerance, leaving them exposed to frost kill should temperatures suddenly turn to normal seasonal values.

    Date publishing: Monday, December 14, 2015 - 14:32
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    Enter the Growing our Future photo contest to help raise awareness about the value of Asia-Pacific's forests for sustainable development, and you could win a trip to the Philippines. The third Asia-Pacific Forestry Week is being held from 22-26 February in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga. Free registration is now open for all people interested in the sustainable management of forests in the region.... more

    Date publishing: Monday, December 14, 2015 - 00:00
  • Channel: EU JRC news

    Additional efforts to further enhance the EU's extensive know-how and attract more young people to studies and training in nuclear related disciplines are needed for nuclear decommissioning.

    Date publishing: Friday, December 11, 2015 - 14:07
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    The Mountain Partnership Secretariat launched a study on the vulnerability of mountain peoples to food insecurity at its International Mountain Day event at FAO headquarters where more than 100 people of which 25 were permanent representatives to FAO participated. Ambassador Pierfrancesco Sacco of Italy and Ambassador François Pythoud of Switzerland addressed this year’s annual celebration, a photo exhibition opening called “... more

    Date publishing: Friday, December 11, 2015 - 00:00
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    The 11 of December is a day dedicated to mountains and mountain peoples. The theme of this year’s International Mountain Day, “Promoting mountain products for better livelihoods”, puts high-value mountain products and services in the spotlight, promoting the significant opportunities they can provide for sustainable employment and income generation. Over generations, small-scale mountain farmers have diversified their... more

    Date publishing: Friday, December 11, 2015 - 00:00
  • Channel: EU JRC news

    Storm Desmond, an active European windstorm, brought strong winds and heavy rain to Ireland and the UK over the past weekend, causing severe flooding, disruption and three reported fatalities. The European Flood Awareness System (EFAS), which is part of the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS), sent flood warnings from 1 December 2015 onwards, indicating a high potential of severe flooding in the UK and Ireland for the weekend 5-6 December 2015.

    Date publishing: Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 12:12