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GEO Mountains General Meeting – June 2023

12/06/2023 13:30 18:00

GEO Mountains Event

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Event location

Université de Genève, Salle CV 002
Boulevard Carl-Vogt 66, 1205 Genève
Geneva, Switzerland

On 12 June, a General Meeting of GEO Mountains will be held at the University of Geneva. We warmly invite all members of the network and any other interested parties to join us! Online participation will also be possible. 

The meeting will provide an opportunity to hear updates from the network and to exchange ideas without the strict time constraints imposed by an entirely virtual format. Participants travelling to Geneva may wish to remain in the city and attend two key GEO events later in the week, namely the GEO Symposium 2023 and the Open Data & Open Knowledge workshop



Inputs from the GEO Mountains Secretariat

13h30-13h45. Welcome & Introductions – Carolina Adler (MRI) & Elisa Palazzi (University of Torino)

13h45-14h15. GEO Mountains Updates – James Thornton (MRI)

14h15-14h25. GEO Mountains Data Project Call Results: Announcement of successful proposals – James Thornton (MRI)

14h25-15h00. Discussion / Q&A – All

15h00-15h15. Coffee break

Invited presentations

15h15-15h30. Dr. Roger Sayre (USGS) – The GEO Global Ecosystems Atlas: Mountains Content

15h30-15h45. Dr. Davnah Urbach / Dr. Mark Snethlage (Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment) – Meaningful subnational reporting on the SDGs: the case of mountain biodiversity protection

15h45-16h00. Ms. Jessica Delves / Dr. Stefan Schneiderbauer (Eurac Research / GLOMOS) – Identifying Essential Socioeconomic Variables Across Global Mountains

16h00-16h15. Dr. Robert Chen (CIESIN) – Mountain applications of the latest human population and settlement datasets and tools (TBC)

16h30-16h45 Dr. Wolfgang Schöner (University of Graz) – An update on the Joint Body on Mountain Snow Cover

Looking ahead

16h45-17h30. Scanning the horizon for potentially high impact joint projects & Discussion (All)

17h30-18h00. Refining GEO Mountains' Governance Structure – Carolina Adler & All

18h00-18h20. Outlook on GEO Mountains as a GEO WP Activity (Carolina Adler & Elisa Palazzi)

18h20-18h30. Get (more) involved, summary, and conclusions (Carolina Adler, Elisa Palazzi, James Thornton)


Please register for the meeting here. Dealine for physical attendees is due, but registration for online participation are open until Friday 9 June

A documentary film maker - Juiie Menthonnex - may film parts of the meeting in the background. Participants and speakers will be given the opportunity to opt out, if they choose.  

The meeting will be followed by an apéro, kindly offered by one of our hosts at the University of Geneva, Prof. J. Balsiger. 

Register here

Cover image by Philipp Potocnik

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