Guidelines for establishing and operating monitoring sites

This Guidlines summarise the cumulative effort of the biodiversity monitoring community of the EU BON on the principles and guidelines for the establishment and operation of relevant test sites mainly in Europe. It is based on Deliverable 5.1 and focuses on the requirement to meet the challenges of the biodiversity monitoring in the twenty-first century, as set by the GEO BON (Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network) and the European and international legislation, building on the experience gained so far by the relevant monitoring networks.

What to measure?
Where to measure?
How to measure?
Data management plan
Metadata on data generation and storage
Data storage
Data publication
Synthesis of recommendations