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Overview

What is AP-BON?

AP-BON has been established as a regional network related to the Global Earth Observation: Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON), covering most countries of the Asia-Pacific region and covering all levels of biodiversity and ecosystems.
The concept of the Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Observation Network (AP-BON) is shown in the figure below.

AP-BON’s approaches for biodiversity observation are on three levels: remote sensing, ecological process research and species/genetic research. AP-BON tries to link the outcomes of each level of observation.

Working Groups of AP-BON

AP-BON consists of a Steering Committee and five working groups. Moreover, as a national biodiversity observation network (BON), J-BON is organized in Japan and K-BON is organized in Korea.