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

    The joint Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG Regional and Urban Policy) and JRC's Smart Specialisation Platform is the main tool to support regional and national authorities in designing their related strategies.

    Date publishing: Friday, February 13, 2015 - 13:53
  • Channel: LTER-Europe
    The European LTER community gathers for a week of LTER-related events.
    Date publishing: Friday, February 13, 2015 - 12:10
  • Channel: LTER-Europe
    The event will take place in Vienna 17-20 February 2015. The venue is Institut français d'Autriche, Palais Clam-Gallas Währingerstrasse 30, 1090 Wien, Austria. For the programme please visit "Event" part of the website.
    Date publishing: Friday, February 13, 2015 - 12:09
  • Channel: EU JRC news

    Today, on the occasion of the 2015 Safer Internet Day, the JRC presents Happy Onlife; an interactive game for children and adults, aimed at raising awareness of the risks and opportunities of the internet and promoting the best practices online.

    Date publishing: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 12:01
  • Channel: EU JRC news

    A recent JRC report finds that EU Member States will face some challenges in meeting the new reporting and accounting requirements for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals from the land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) sector, both under the Kyoto Protocol and under recent EU legislation.

    Date publishing: Monday, February 9, 2015 - 13:51
  • Channel: EU JRC news

    Covering all rural and urban areas in the EU, the new European settlement map created by the JRC provides the first comprehensive overview of all built-up areas in Europe.

    Date publishing: Friday, February 6, 2015 - 16:59
  • The LifeWatch Martine Virtual Research Environment (VRE) portal has just been launched, bringing together several marine resources, data bases, data systems, web services, tools, etc. into one marine virtual research environment (VRE).This portal can be considered as a first bottom-up development demonstrating potential and capability emulating the LifeWatch objectives.

    Date publishing: Friday, February 6, 2015 - 13:19
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    Drylands cover more than 40 percent of the world’s land area. Almost a third of the world’s population and some half of the global livestock are found here. Degradation is widespread. Yet dryland trees, forests and agrosilvopastoral systems can play a major role in improving environmental sustainability, productivity and resilience, with effective management and financial investment. FAO, World Resources Institute and IUCN, with... more

    Date publishing: Friday, February 6, 2015 - 00:00
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    An international online FAO conference on the economics of climate change mitigation options in the forest sector begins today. The conference will run over 4 weeks with 6 sessions covering afforestation and reforestation, reducing deforestation and degradation, changing forest management practices, wood energy, green building, and sustainable packaging. Attracting over 1,600 registrants from 127 countries and 126... more

    Date publishing: Friday, February 6, 2015 - 00:00
  • Channel: EU JRC news

    If you are a scientist interested in supporting EU policies with your research, this is your chance. The JRC has just launched a call to recruit on fixed-term contracts. As the Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre provides the science for EU policy making, providing a unique opportunity to make your work count. Successful candidates will work in one of the JRC sites, located in Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands.

    Date publishing: Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 10:34