The founding charter of the Omic Biodiversity Observation Network (Omic BON)

Gigascience. 2022 Dec 28:12:giad068. doi: 10.1093/gigascience/giad068. Epub 2023 Aug 26.


Omic BON is a thematic Biodiversity Observation Network under the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON), focused on coordinating the observation of biomolecules in organisms and the environment. Our founding partners include representatives from national, regional, and global observing systems; standards organizations; and data and sample management infrastructures. By coordinating observing strategies, methods, and data flows, Omic BON will facilitate the co-creation of a global omics meta-observatory to generate actionable knowledge. Here, we present key elements of Omic BON's founding charter and first activities.

Keywords: GEO BON; biodiversity; biomonitoring; eDNA; earth observation; essential variables; omics.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Biodiversity*
  • Knowledge*