Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Global Network for Observations and Information in Mountain Environments

GEO Mountains - officially, the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Global Network for Observations and Information in Mountain Environments - is a GEO Work Programme Initiative that seeks to to identify, collate, and make accessible transboundary and inter- and transdisciplinary data and information pertaining to environmental, ecological, and societal systems and their changes in mountainous regions globally.

In so doing, it hopes to increase the ease with which the scientific research community, local, national, and regional decision makers, and other interested parties can access and use such data and information.

GEO Mountains is co-led by the MRI and the National Research Council of Italy. Part of the programme specifically seeks to build on the legacy of previous community in situ observation coordination efforts, such as those of The Global Network of Mountain Observatories (GNOMO). 

Content

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Adaptation in Mountains

Mountains are highly vulnerable to climate change. They also provide numerous essential services. This theme explores how mountains and mountain communities can be made more resilient.

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Mountain observations: Monitoring, data, and information for science, policy, and society

Explore this easy-to-read overview of the current state of multi-disciplinary mountain observations. Discover the different methods used to observe mountain environments, as well as the diversity of knowledge and data sources available to learn from.

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The Andes Monitoring Networks strengthen their skills in the course "Analysis of vegetation dynamics data in the Andes"

Researchers from the Andean Forest Network (RBA) and GLORIA-Andes, together with CONDESAN, the Institute of Regional Ecology (Instituto de Ecología Regional, CONICET - National University of Tucumán) and GEO Mountains, organized the workshop course "Analysis of data on vegetation dynamics in the Andes".

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GEO Mountains

GEO Mountains seeks to identify, collate and make accessible transboundary and inter- and transdisciplinary data and information – from a variety of providers – pertaining to environmental, ecological, and societal change in mountainous regions globally.

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