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GEO Mountains General Meeting May 2022

18/05/2022 15:30 17:00

GEO Mountains Event

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18 May 2022 | 15:30-17:00 CEST | Virtual Event

We invite all GEO Mountains members / participants and other interested parties to attend the GEO Mountains General Meeting May 2022. The meeting will provide an opportunity for the initiative co-leads and scientific officer to share recent activities and future plans with the community, as well as discuss possibilities for collaboration and engagement.


  1. Welcome - Carolina Adler (Mountain Research Initiative)

  2. Updates from GEO Mountains: General Inventory, Task Groups, and Events - James Thornton (Mountain Research Initiative)

  3. Community contributions from GEO Mountains members: - Introduction by James Thornton (Mountain Research Initiative)

      1. A hierarchical inventory of the world’s mountains for global comparative mountain science 
        Mark Snethlage (Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment)
      2. Building resilience to natural hazards in small mountain-influenced communities through enhanced situational awareness 
        Michael Allchin (University of Calgary)
      3. Identifying Essential Mountain Societal / Socio-Economic Variables and developing a new global map of mountain socio-ecological systems (Updates from GEO Mountains Task Groups 2.3 and 2.4) 
        Jessica Delves (Eurac Research / GLOMOS)
        Stefan Schneiderbauer (Eurac Research / GLOMOS)
        Tuyeni Mwampamba (National Autonomous University of Mexico)
      4. Coverage of in situ climatological observations in the world's mountains 
        James Thornton (Mountain Research Initiative)

  4. Coverage of in situ climatological observations in the world's mountains - James Thornton (Mountain Research Initiative)

  5. Outline and discussion around GEO Mountains’ priorities for the 2023-2025 GEO Work Programme - All

  6. AOB – All

  7. Next GEO Mountains General Meeting (#5) - November 2022 (date tbc)

The meeting will be held virtually. Upon registration, you will receive a Zoom meeting link and passcode automatically. The connection link will be sent again to registered participants prior to the meeting.


Please contact james.thornton@unibe.ch with any questions you may have about this event. 

For more information about GEO Mountains please see the GEO Mountains webpage. 

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