GEO Mountains

On 28 April 2023 the MRI, GEO Mountains, and iLEAPS hosted a workshop that aimed to enhance the disciplinary and geographical representation in the consultation processes seeking to establish a set of EMCVs.

Between the 18-20 April 2023, the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI), GEO Mountains, the University of Reading, the Central-Asian Regional Glaciological Center under the auspices of UNESCO (CARGC), and the Kazakhstan Institute of Geography and Water Security co-convened a workshop in Almaty, Kazakhstan on the topic of “Mountain Observatories”.  

Join us throughout 2023 for a workshop series on mountain observatories and data/information prospects, building on the responses and suggestions shared in an earlier series of virtual workshops held throughout 2020-2022.

On 28 November, GEO Mountains held its second General Meeting of 2022. The meeting sought to present an assessment of progress achieved during the 2020–2022 Implementation Plan period, as well as to communicate the scope and priorities of the Initiative over the 2023–2025 period, considering our recent renewed endorsement by the GEO Programme Board. Four short presentations on recent or ongoing projects which GEO Mountains is either undertaking or contributing to were also included in the agenda, as was time for discussion.

GEO Mountains gave two presentations at this year’s GCOS Climate Observation Conference, 17-19 October 2022.

On 13 October 2022, Dr. James Thornton gave an online presentation on behalf of GEO Mountains as part of the course/webinar series "Analysis of vegetation dynamics data in the Andes in the current scenario of global change”. The course was coordinated by CONDESAN, and supported by GEO Mountains.

This month over 800 mountain researchers came together at the heart of the Tyrolean Alps in Innsbruck, Austria for the 2022 International Mountain Conference (IMC), the largest of its kind featuring over 60 events focusing on a broad range of mountain research topics from across all disciplines. GEO Mountains took part in two main sessions at #IMC22 and enjoyed the opportunity to connect with wide cross-section of mountain researchers from multiple regions and disciplines.  

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