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

    The stories of forest and farm producers whose lives have changed for the better thanks to support from the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) are featured in a new set of factsheets. A partnership between FAO, IIED and IUCN, the FFF works to strengthen producer organizations in order to improve the livelihoods and policy engagement of communities, women and indigenous peoples. The five thematic factsheets show how the... more

    Date publishing: Friday, April 1, 2016 - 00:00
  • Channel: LTER-Europe
    A video featuring the Montado long-term research site, one of the eLTER project's Transnational Access sites, has been produced by the OPERAs project.
    Date publishing: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 10:45
  • Channel: DataOne

    The National Science Foundation has made a 5-year, $5.9 million award to a national partnership, led by the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at the University of California Santa Barbara, to develop and curate the NSF Arctic Data Center, a new archive for Arctic scientific data as well as other related research documents.

    Date publishing: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 19:31
  • Channel: LTER-Europe
    A special issue concerning long-term ecosystem research has recently been published
    Date publishing: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 18:45
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    Food security depends on water security, and, in turn, water security depends on forests, an International Day of Forests event at FAO HQ in Rome heard today.

    FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva highlighted the major role of forests in the water cycle, from recharging groundwater, contributing to precipitation and acting as natural water filters. Forested watersheds and wetlands supply 75 percent of the world’s accessible... more

    Date publishing: Monday, March 21, 2016 - 00:00
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    Today the world will celebrate the International Day of Forests under this year’s theme of Forests and Water. As the climate continues to change, FAO’s Forestry Department recalls the contribution of forests and their increasingly important role to provide and regulate water.

    Date publishing: Monday, March 21, 2016 - 00:00
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS
    The programme, focused specifically on the close relationship between forests and water, will start off by looking at ways to improve water security in eight West African countries: Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Sierra-Leone.
    Date publishing: Friday, March 18, 2016 - 00:00
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    It’s the International Day of Forests on 21 March – a day to raise awareness of the importance of forests and trees to all life on earth. This year the theme of the day is forests and water. Food security depends on water security – and water security depends on forests. In fact, forested watersheds and wetlands supply 75% of the world’s accessible fresh water for domestic, agricultural, industrial and ecological... more

    Date publishing: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 00:00
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    Membership of the Regional Forest Communicators Networks has risen by 50 percent over the last year, the Global Group on Forest Communication reported at its annual global coordination meeting.

    The regional networks (Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Mediterranean and the Near East) now have more than 440 members thanks to outreach at high profile events such as the... more

    Date publishing: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 00:00
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    Women play a vital role in forest-related activities, in the workforce, family farms and at home.

    FAO’s State of the World’s Forests found that 1 in 4 employees in the formal forestry sector is a woman. But in less-developed countries, where wood energy is often the only energy source, women and children collect 85% of all fuelwood used in the home. The role of women in production is largely confined to... more

    Date publishing: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 00:00