In 2016, Frank Muller Karger, PI of the Sanctuaries MBON project was appointed co-chair for the new thematic Marine Biodiversity Observation Network, established by the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON). He joins co-chairs, Mark Costello, m.costello[at]auckland.ac.nz and Isabel Sousa Pinto, ispinto[at]ciimar.up.pt. The thematic MBON links GEO BON with Blue Planet (GEO’s overarching marine task), the Global Ocean Observing System’s Biodiversity and Ecosystems Panel (GOOS Bio-ECO), and other marine and biodiversity initiatives and data sharing strategies. The co-chairs are developing plans and holding monthly webinars on key issues relevant to building regional MBONs.
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