From the 9th to 10th of December 2015 in Granada, Spain EU BON met representatives of LTER Europe. The aim of the meeting was to see where working programmes overlap and whether potential joint products can be identified. In addition the meeting was attended by GEO BON colleagues and included a vision of the upcoming GSEO initiative.
The first day was used to get to know each other and to present first ideas for joint developments. On the second day smaller groups concentrated on three possible joint working areas for the near future:
1) Extended test phase and application of WP3 tools and others
2) Technical/IT aspects, besides others, the use of DEIMS, PlutoF, datasets
3) Development of a manual/best practice for site-based long-term biodiversity observation and monitoring programme
Three working groups will be established and will start their work immediately.