B-Cubed presented in two sessions at EGU 2024

7 May 2024

The EGU General Assembly 2024 brought together more than 20,000 geoscientists ranging from juniors to experts from all over the world to discuss the latest advancements in Earth science and other related fields. Two of B-Cubed’s partners – Duccio Rocchini from the University of Bologna and Lina Estupinan Suarez from iDiv – have also represented the project in different sessions at the conference.

Duccio gave a presentation titled “Feeling the rhythm of Nature: challenges and prospects of Biodiversity Prediction from space” aiming to provide a theoretical and empirical background of the mostly used diversity indices stemming from information theory that are commonly applied to quantify landscape diversity from remotely sensed data.

In a PICO presentation "Biodiversity Data Cubes for Cross-Cutting Science and Policy", Lina presented the initial outcomes of B-Cubed. These included the project's alignment to identify and address policy needs, the species occurrence software for streamlined consultation and computation of biodiversity data using GBIF, as well as the project's preliminary findings. The session provided a lively scientific exchange, allowing for the sharing of multiple perspectives and assessments aimed at uncovering the links between species dynamics over time and space and the changing environmental conditions.