Biodiversity & Ecosystems Thematic Community




Biodiversity and Ecosystem Monitoring including biodiversity observation in coastal, marine, and continental habitats, in the context of capacity building for better monitoring, management, and maintenance of ecosystems and biodiversity they support; also to predict future changes.

Working Group

The Ecosystems and biodiversity working group is responsible for the coordination with, and participation in, other GEO ecosystems and biodiversity activities, e.g. GEO BON, from a regional perspective, engagement and contribution from Americas nations that add new capabilities to other GEO ecosystems activities and objectives, and linking in existing nations’ ecosystems and biodiversity initiatives that are of benefit to or could benefit from GEO Earth observation assets.


  • Promote development of interoperable national and regional observation networks that underpin effective conservation and sustainable development
  • Support national/global mandates
    • Convention on Biological Diversity
    • Ramsar
    • Sustainable Development Goals
    • CMS
    • UNFCCC (REDD+)
  • Support the development of a Regional Marine Bon (mBON) Program in the Americas under GEOBON.
  • Map Americas-wide terrestrial and pole-to-pole ecosystems.
  • Build regional capacity and tools through GFOI/Silva Carbon.

Country Representatives

Argentina Bahamas Belize Brazil
Canada Chile Colombia Costa Rica
Ecuador Honduras Mexico Panama
Paraguay Peru United States