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EBVs for EuropaBON

EuropaBON harnesses the power of modelling Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) to integrate different reporting streams, data sources, and monitoring schemes, and measure biodiversity change across multiple dimensions in space and time. Therefore, EBVs are at the core of the project and form the basis for several of the tasks feeding into the co-design of a biodiversity monitoring system for Europe. With the help of hundreds of EuropaBON stakeholders from different sectors (policy, academia, NGOs, citizen science, businesses), we compiled a list of Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) for EuropaBON, which currently includes 70 unique, feasible, policy-relevant and sufficiently specified variables spanning three realms and the six EBV classes as defined by GEO BON. This list will undergo another public review process to allow all interested stakeholders to provide comments.