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: EU JRC news

    In the aftermath of the powerful earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday 25 April, the JRC is supporting the European Commission in coordinating the EU's response through up-to-date situation reports and maps.

    Date publishing: Monday, April 27, 2015 - 16:52
  • Channel: EU JRC news

    A team of JRC researchers outperformed 27 teams from academia and industry across the globe and achieved best overall result at a competition on indoor localisation in Seattle, USA. Providing accurate position information on people and objects indoors, where GPS signals are not available, has been a challenging research topic over the last decade and there is not yet a large-scale commercial deployment in this field.

    Date publishing: Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 16:00
  • Channel: EU JRC news

    The Earth Day, celebrated on 22 April since 1970, is marked around the globe with initiatives and events on environmental protection. This week the JRC presents its work on soil, which is critical to life on Earth.

    Date publishing: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 16:51
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    FAO and Austria have teamed up to celebrate Earth Day with a sneak peak into the country’s unique contribution to the 2015 World Expo in Milan: the ‘Breathe’ Pavilion, which contains a fully functioning Austrian forest.

    The pavilion, which will open to the public on 1 May, demonstrates the role that forests play in providing clean air and nutritious, organic food in line with the theme of this year’s Expo, “Feeding the Planet, Energy... more

    Date publishing: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 00:00
  • Channel: EU JRC news

    A JRC foresight study suggests the European standardisation system should accelerate and rely on an integrated strategy. The study argues this is the only way standardisation will be able to keep pace with technological developments and societal challenges, stimulating innovation and fostering competition.

    Date publishing: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 15:17
  • Channel: EU JRC news

    Female liver cells, and in particular those in menopaused women, are more susceptible to adverse effects of drugs than their male counterparts, according to new research carried out by the JRC.

    Date publishing: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 14:33
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    Registration for the XIV World Forestry Congress in Durban is now open. The Congress will be the most significant opportunity in 2015 for the world’s foresters and forest supporters to share expertise and experience, forge new partnerships and define a coherent, global vision of the roles of forests and forestry in sustainable development.

    Spaces are limited and we are... more

    Date publishing: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 00:00
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    FAO Goodwill Ambassador and American jazz legend Dee Dee Bridgewater will highlight the importance of forests at the annual Concert for the Earth in Italy which takes place this Sunday, 19 April in Rome.

    Bridgewater will speak about the need to protect the world’s natural resources and ecosystems before her performance at the concert to mark this year’s Earth Day, which is... more

    Date publishing: Friday, April 17, 2015 - 00:00
  • Channel: EU JRC news

    The European Commission has launched an online consultation on how science and innovation can help the EU ensuring safe, nutritious, sufficient and sustainable food globally.

    Date publishing: Monday, April 13, 2015 - 10:03
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS
    Norway and FAO have signed a NOK 35m (around $4.5m) partnership agreement to improve the capacity of developing countries to monitor and report on their forest resources and changes in forest area. The project will facilitate countries' access to earth observation data sources, including satellite imagery, and develop an easy-to-use platform for processing and interpreting this data.
    Date publishing: Monday, April 13, 2015 - 00:00