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

    Mountain family farming is the theme of this year’s International Mountain Day on 11 December, when mountains are celebrated around the world. Mountain family farming contributes to reducing poverty, feeding families and communities as well as ensuring the sustainable use of natural resources. Over generations, people living in mountain areas have refined ways to farm in difficult conditions - a range of different... more

    Date publishing: Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 00:00
  • Channel: EU JRC news

    JRC expertise in modelling with a focus on baseline projections and particularly on uncertainty scenarios has fed into the latest issue of the European Commission’s agricultural outlook for the next decade.

    Date publishing: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 12:05
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    FAO has released a new study on the socioeconomic importance of the forestry sector, Contribution of the forestry sector to national economies, 1990-2011. The report provides figures for employment, value-added and export earnings as well as trends in productivity at the global, regional and country level. It also shows how the forestry sector’s importance varies between regions and examines how forestry has coped with the challenges... more

    Date publishing: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 00:00
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    Extra time to submit your abstract for the XIV World Forestry Congress

    The call for abstracts for the XIV World Forestry Congress has been extended and you now have until 30 January 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... more

    Date publishing: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 00:00
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    Eduardo Rojas, FAO’s Assistant Director General, stressed the importance of a comprehensive landscape approach in the context of climate change to face the challenge of feeding 805 million people.

    Adopting a landscape approach to address the challenges of climate change is the way to get more resilient, better adapted and highly productive landscapes that contribute to the livelihoods of populations now and in the future, said... more

    Date publishing: Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 00:00
  • Channel: EU JRC news

    Today, 5 December, is World Soil Day, which celebrates the importance of soil as a vital contributor to ecosystems' functioning, food, water and energy security, and as a mitigator of biodiversity loss and climate change. World Soil Day aims to connect people with soils and raise awareness of their importance in our lives.

    Date publishing: Friday, December 5, 2014 - 14:51
  • Channel: EU JRC news

    Investment in research and development by companies based in the EU grew by 2.6% in 2013, despite the unfavourable economic environment. However, this growth has slowed in comparison to the previous year's 6.8%. It is also below the 2013 world average (4.9%), and lags behind companies based in the US (5%) and Japan (5.5%).

    Date publishing: Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 12:40
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    It is with great sadness that FAO Forestry announces the passing away on the morning of 3 December of Mr David Harcharik. Mr Harcharik, a US national, was a former Assistant Director-General of the FAO Forestry Department and subsequently FAO Deputy Director-General. He was also a dear friend and champion of forests and foresters around the world. FAO Forestry wishes to extend its profound sympathies and condolences to the family of Mr... more

    Date publishing: Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 00:00
  • Channel: EU JRC news

    The JRC hosted this week at its Ispra site a first visit on scientific cooperation with Latin American countries. EU-accredited ambassadors and diplomats from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Uruguay and Venezuela attended the event.

    Date publishing: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 17:07
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    Lima: At the Global Landscapes Forum from 6-7 December, the farming and forest families living landscapes lounge will be a space dedicated to sharing experiences and hearing the voices of small holders, indigenous peoples, producer organizations, women and youth groups. Hosted by Tropenbos International, the AgriCultures Network, and the Forest and Farm Facility.... more

    Date publishing: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 00:00