AnaEE Coordinator Abad Chabbi was invited to attend a high level meeting on March 7th, 2016,which was hosted by TERN and the University of Queensland. This high level round table aimed to prepare the foundations of a future "Global ecosystem observatory".
The object of the meeting was to discuss collaboration at a global scale in the area of ecosystem observation based on the following concepts:
- Building on existing collaborative frameworks such as Fluxnet, ILTER, GEOSS etc as well as existing strong bilateral links (e.g AnaEE to Australia);
- Taking an observing system “infrastructure” view point that recognises that the impetus for a global approach to tracking ecosystem change is warranted;
- Learning from areas where such collaborations work well;
- Working with some existing science and policy drivers such as IPBES, FAO, CBD.
A brief article on the meeting has been writen in the current TERN newsletter. This can be viewed at: http://www.tern.org.au/Towards-a-global-ecosystem-observatory-bgp3955.html