October 10-13 2023

GEO BON Global Conference: Monitoring Biodiversity for Action

A whole of society approach for urgent and transformative change







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A whole of society approach for urgent and transformative change

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The Global Conference on Biodiversity and Monitoring is organized by GEO BON and its partners between 10-13 October 2023 in Montreal, Canada.

One year after COP15 of the UN CBD and the landmark agreement of a Global Biodiversity Framework, the GEO BON global conference will focus on the grand challenge of ‘Monitoring Biodiversity for Action’. A central theme will be the development of best practices and new technologies for biodiversity observations and monitoring to support transformative policy and conservation action.

The conference will offer a venue for sharing and exchanging scientific and traditional knowledge related to biodiversity change, from genes to ecosystems; the associated contributions to people, across all sectors of society; and its conservation, sustainable use and shared benefits.

We invite researchers, policy-makers, Indigenous peoples and local communities, conservation organizations, businesses and others in the financial sector to join us in Montreal.

Sessions accepting abstracts

  • Linking biodiversity monitoring networks to assess biodiversity change across scales
  • From Insight to Action: Mapping Europe's Biodiversity Initiatives and their Path towards 2030 Ambitions
  • AI for insect monitoring
  • Importance of Earth Observation to monitor and assess the drivers of biodiversity changes
  • Climate change as a driver of biodiversity and ecosystem change - novel uses of satellite remote sensing
  • Innovative use of Earth Observation products in support to nature finance challenges
  • SEEA Ecosystem Accounting and Biodiversity
  • Global analyses and macrogenetic theories to quantify and monitor genetic diversity for the Global Biodiversity Frameworks
  • Biomolecular approaches for global biodiversity observation
  • Standardized eDNA-based biodiversity monitoring to inform environmental stewardship programs
  • Unlocking eDNA as a biodiversity monitoring and conservation tool in tropical landscapes
  • Biodiversity monitoring in aquatic ecosystems to support a whole society approach to transformative change
  • Monitoring Ecosystem Services: where do we stand and how do we move forward?
  • Advances in biodiversity modeling from monitoring to mitigation
  • Innovative approaches to monitoring, documenting, and communicating change in freshwater biodiversity
  • Ten years of Essential Biodiversity Variables: How are we calculating them?

Please submit your abstract here before June 5th.


  • Convention on Biological Diversity


  • Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science
  • Humboldt Institute
  • Montréal International
  • McGill University
  • Tourisme Montréal


Centre Mont-Royal

200, Rue Mansfield Montréal, QC Canada, H3A 3R8

Submission period

April 17, 2023 - 04:00 until June 5, 2023 - 04:00

Contact us

For any questions about the event, please contact conf2023@geobon.org