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

    SINPHONIE, an EU-funded research project on indoor air quality in EU schools, and its impact on children's health, has recently published its conclusions. Based on the evidence gathered, the Joint Research Centre and the partners developed guidelines for maintaining good air quality. They are expected to contribute to healthier school environments in Europe.

    Date publishing: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 09:38
  • Channel: EU JRC news

    A booming photovoltaic market in Asia has propelled China to a global leader in photovoltaic energy installations in 2013, according to the latest edition of the JRC’s PV Status Report.

    Date publishing: Monday, January 26, 2015 - 10:01
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    Criteria and indicators (C&I) are crucial tools to promote and demonstrate sustainable forest management. This was the message of a global expert workshop, held 15-16 January 2015 at FAO Rome, Italy. The experts identified three areas of work for forest indicators - strengthen effective monitoring and reporting of forest contributions to Sustainable Development Goals and targets, UNFF and relevant Rio Conventions; further develop... more

    Date publishing: Friday, January 23, 2015 - 00:00
  • Channel: EU JRC news

    The JRC has released a new strategy on how to replace, reduce and refine the use of fish in testing of chemicals’ effect on flora and fauna in water (aquatic toxicity) and chemicals’ uptake and concentration in living organisms (bioaccumulation). Out of the 11.5 million animals used for experimental purposes in the EU (2011 data), cold blooded animals, namely reptiles, amphibians and fish represent 12.4%. In the case of specific testing for toxicological safety assessment, fish represent 18... more

    Date publishing: Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 14:30
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    This publication summarizes the conversation that took place at the Family Forestry is Family Farming event co-organized by the Forest and Farm Facility and the International Family Forestry Alliance. The conversation testifies to the power of cooperation between forest-and-farm families and governments in preparing fertile ground. With contributions from participants from Finland, Sweden, Kenya, Mexico, Liberia, Nepal, Gambia... more

    Date publishing: Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 00:00
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    Don't miss the fast approaching deadline - Friday 30 January 2015 - to submit your abstract 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 for the future of forests and forestry.

    We welcome abstracts for papers, posters and... more

    Date publishing: Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 00:00
  • Channel: EU JRC news

    The 2014 Predict report, based on the latest official data (2006-2011), found that the EU ICT sector has declined in terms of value added (value of output minus the value of intermediate consumption) but increased in terms of employment.

    Date publishing: Monday, January 19, 2015 - 16:46
  • 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 and climate change is likely to make matters worse. Yet dryland trees, forests and agrosilvopastoral systems can play a major role in improving environmental sustainability, productivity and resilience. This week, FAO, in conjunction... more

    Date publishing: Monday, January 19, 2015 - 00:00
  • Channel: EU JRC news

    A habitat model, developed by the JRC and partner scientists, reveals that the main hake nurseries are mostly located from February to June in the northern Mediterranean, on the seabed in depths from 50 to 250 m. Such knowledge can guide decisions for sustainable fisheries management, such as the closure of fishing areas allowing hake stocks to recover from overfishing.

    Date publishing: Friday, January 16, 2015 - 10:23
  • Channel: LTER-Europe

    3 PhD positions in soil-plant relationships are available at the University of Leeds, in the area of understanding soil function and processes in the field to support sustainable agriculture. For full details see:

    Date publishing: Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 14:07