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This symposium, sponsored by Future Earth, YCEI, Map of Life and the Yale SBSC Program, launches the Future Earth cluster on “Global Biodiversity Monitoring, Prediction and Reporting”. The cluster aims to provide a forum for interdisciplinary research activities and scientific questions associated with a globally integrated monitoring and assessment of biodiversity (species, populations, traits). Its goal is to bring together members of the observational, conservation, remote sensing and modeling communities concerned with spatiotemporally explicit biodiversity and environmental data to jointly consider the different elements of a scientifically sound and global biodiversity monitoring. The cluster hopes to provide the spatiotemporal biodiversity science needed to support Future Earth projects and goals and to complement existing observation networks and activities.