The GEO BON Open Science Conference & All Hands Meeting has brought together all of those interested in developing biodiversity monitoring programs, biodiversity observations research, and sound biodiversity management.
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The SWOS project and the ECOPOTENTIAL project were actively involved in this conference.
Several partners from these two projects were present, including the Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory, Jena Optronik, the University of Malaga, the University of Bonn, RSS, and Wetlands International who gave presentations in different sessions of the conference.
The Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory, with Tour du Valat, presented know measuring ecosystem services variables on Mediterranean wetlands.
See the presentation here.
The University of Malaga, in addition, presented SWOS indicator on flood regulation service of wetlands ecosystems applied to two Mediterranean river basins. The methodology developed for SWOS for the development of indicators on the assessment of ecosystem services demand, supply, and balances was presented and discussed with experts.
The conference served as an opportunity to strengthen the collaboration between SWOS and the Ecopotential project, and several activities are in preparation to make the best use of the project results by the two initiatives in terms of their support and complementarity to users including the European Commission as well as natural resource managers.
Source: SWOS project, Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory