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 BON (News)
    Estación Biológica de Doñana seeks applicants for two positions with the following profiles.   1. Telecommunication Engineer or similar to work in the EU... more
    Date publishing: Friday, March 1, 2013 - 16:28
  • Channel: EU BON (Events)

    SPOT-VEGETATION turns 15 in May 2013!
    After a long and successful career as Europe's first truly operational system for global monitoring of vegetation, the mission is now nearing the end of its life cycle.
    But the story... more

    Date publishing: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 09:30
  • Channel: EU BON (News)

    Monographs are fundamental for progress in systematic  botany. They are the vehicles for circumscribing and naming taxa, determining distributions and ecology,  assessing  relationships for formal classification, and... more

    Date publishing: Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 16:42
  • Channel: EU BON (Events)

    The ESWC 2013 takes place from May 26th, 2013 to May 30th, 2013 in Montpellier, France.
    The ESWC is a major venue for discussing the latest scientific results and technology innovations around semantic technologies. Building on its past... more

    Date publishing: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 17:36
  • Channel: EU BON (Events)

    From 18-23 August 2013, the 11th INTECOL Congress, Ecology: Into the next 100 years will be held in London as part of the centenary celebrations of the British Ecological Society.The theme of the Congress is advancing ecology and making it... more

    Date publishing: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 17:32
  • Channel: EU BON (Events)

    The biennial International Congress for Conservation Biology is recognized as the most important global meeting for conservation professionals and students. The congress features a dynamic scientific program with more than 100 cutting edge... more

    Date publishing: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 17:28
  • Channel: EU BON (Events)

    At its seventeenth meeting, the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is expected to address, among others, issues related to marine and coastal biodiversity... more

    Date publishing: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 17:26
  • Channel: EU BON (Events)

    The FP7 Coordination action BiodiversityKnowledge on "designing a network of knowledge on biodiversity and ecosystem services to inform decision-making in Europe" is organizing its second international conference on September 24th to... more

    Date publishing: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 17:20
  • Channel: EU BON (Events)

    Organizers: Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ & Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries - IGB
    Place: Schloß Machern, Leipzig, Germany
    Event web page: ... more

    Date publishing: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 16:28
  • Channel: EU BON (Events)

    The next GEO European Projects' Workshop (GEPW7) is planned to take place in Barcelona on 8 and 9 April 2013. The event, which will be hosted by CREAF (Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications) of the Universitat Aut... more

    Date publishing: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 16:17


  • Channel: EU JRC news

    A new common procedure for the collection of cancer data in Europe will improve the quality and coherence of the data gathered by European cancer registries.

    Date publishing: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 09:36
  • Channel: EU JRC news

    In support of the European Union Water Initiative (EUWI), the JRC and EuropeAid have developed a new mobile app that provides guidance on best practices for implementing water and sanitation projects in the developing world. It is free of charge and can be used to steer this type of projects throughout its lifecycle.

    Date publishing: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 14:49
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    Follow the work of FAO Forestry and its partners in the most recent issue of inFO news, a regular news bulletin published by the Forestry Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

    Date publishing: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 00:00
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    The Intersecretariat Working Group on Forest Sector Statistics (IWG) concluded its 28th meeting at the ITTO Headquarters in Yokohama. The IWG brings together representatives of ITTO, the FAO Forestry Department, the UN-ECE Forestry and Timber Section and Eurostat, with over 20 years of collaboration on collecting, analyzing and disseminating forest products statistics.

    In 2014, data on over 50 forest products were jointly... more

    Date publishing: Friday, January 30, 2015 - 00:00
  • Channel: EU JRC news

    The most recent edition of the JRC Newsletter has been published, and features an editorial on the research priorities of the Italian Presidency of the Council of EU, written by Stefania Giannini, Minister of Education, Universities and Research.

    Date publishing: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 11:32
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    The call for abstracts for the XIV World Forestry Congress has been extended and you now have until 6 February 2015 to submit your ideas for papers, posters and videos.

    The XIV World Forestry Congress will take place 7-11 September 2015 in Durban, South Africa and will be a key occasion for the world’s foresters and forest supporters to gather, to share their expertise and experience, and to project a new vision... more

    Date publishing: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 00:00
  • Channel: EU JRC news

    The JRC organised today a round table debate focusing on digital privacy in relation to citizens` rights in the light of new technologies and commercial needs, in cooperation with the European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering (Euro-CASE).

    Date publishing: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 17:39
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    This week, family farmers, community foresters, and Indigenous Peoples from Asia, Central America and Europe will kick start the process of exploring synergies between their interests on forest and farm policy. The meeting brings together winners from the Forest and Farm Facility’s call for proposals to strengthen the role of forest and farm producer organizations at the regional and global level.

    ... more

    Date publishing: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 00:00
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    The European Union today handed over motor vehicles and equipment worth USD 600,000 to the Government of Zimbabwe to support four ongoing EU funded projects coordinated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and jointly implemented by the Government of Zimbabwe and their partners. The forestry project, Forest Forces, is implemented in four provinces and seeks to improve food security and... more

    Date publishing: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 00:00
  • Channel: EU JRC news

    The JRC organised today a roundtable debate to discuss the possible ways to support the recovery of the European photovoltaic (PV) industry and to retain Europe's prominent place in research in PV technology.

    Date publishing: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 17:25