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Phenology Networks Around the World

As the pace of phenological research accelerates, the global research community has begun gathering together more consistently.

This has increased, especially over the past five years within the Phenology 2010 (Dublin, Ireland), Phenology 2012 (Milwaukee, WI, USA), and Phenology 2015 (Kusadasi, Turkey) conferences.  Likewise, several new national-scale phenology networks have organized and begun functioning over the last decade, such as those in Sweden and the USA.  However, progress toward broader international cooperation in terms of phenological data planning, collection, coordination, and dissemination among existing phenological networks has remained elusive. 

Over the last several years, representatives from the International Society of Biometeorology Phenology Commission (ISB-PC) and the World Meteorological Organization Commission for Agricultural Meteorology (WMO-CAgM) have been discussing the concept of a "Global Alliance of Phenological Observation Networks" (GAPON).  While much remains to move this idea into practical applications, a concrete first step would be to simply provide a single webpage that identifies and provides links with contact information for national and other large-scale networks around the world that collect phenological data.  This webpage, constructed by the USA National Phenology Network, with assistance from ISB and WMO-CAgM, is an initial attempt to move forward in this area.

If you would like us to add your large-scale phenology monitoring network to this list, please complete this submission form or contact ellen@usanpn.org with any questions.

Organization Namesort descending Country of Origin Geographic coverage Web Address
Albertine Rift Program (Wildlife Conservation Society) Uganda

Africa's Western Rift Valley

Albertine Rift
Asian Waterbird Census India

Asia

AWC
Bhutan Phenology Network Bhutan

Bhutan

BPN
BirdTrack United Kingdom

United Kingdom, Ireland

BirdTrack
Center for Tropical Forest Science - Forest Global Earth Observatory United States

Global

CTFS-ForestGEO
Chinese Phenological Observation Network China

China

Christmas Bird Count United States

Western Hemisphere

CBC
ClimateWatch Australia

Australia

ClimateWatch
e-phenology Brazil

Brazil

e-phenology
Earthdive

Global

Earthdive
Earthwatch Institute United States

Global

Earthwatch
Earthwise Aware United States

Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA

EwA
eBird United States

Global

eBird
eButterfly Canada

United States, Canada

eButterfly
European Aeroallergen Network

Europe

EAN
Global Biodiversity Information Facility Denmark

Global

GBIF
Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment United States

Global

GLOBE
Global Observation Research Initiative in Alpine Environments Austria

Global

GLORIA
Global Phenological Monitoring Germany

Select countries, worldwide

GPM
Hummingbird Monitoring Network United States

United States, Canada, Mexico

Hummonnet

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