- The MRI
Regional and thematic networks play a key role in advancing global change research in mountains. Throughout 2015, the MRI will host weekly blog posts from various networks across the globe...tune in to learn about the key questions, challenges and needs driving mountain research! And don't be shy: join the discussion!
CH-AT: What's in for you?
If you are a Swiss or Austrian mountain researcher who subscribes to the “two minds are better than one” principle, join the CH-AT research network! It operates on the assumption that the two neighbouring Alpine countries, with their strong commonalities, are better able to tackle mountain challenges if scientists and authorities work together to share approaches, methods, and insights. Members of the CH-AT network meet colleagues from the partner country, develop common project proposals, get up to date information on projects, events, organiziations, and funding, and join events and workshops to create and discuss insights on current topics.
We have a set of activities in the pipeline for 2015. But as we cannot “do” bilateral collaboration from our cosy offices in Bern or Innsbruck we need you to participate in our efforts and to multiply the ideas! And by “you”, I mean all 1,739 Swiss and Austrian scientists in our MRI/IGF database and on our mailing list, as well as everyone else reading this text. So jump on board!
Throughout 2015, CH-AT will offer support to researchers from Austria and Switzerland who are working on bilateral projects. Our support can range from providing meeting infrastructure or travel support to support in communication or social media efforts. For you: Contact us!
Claudia Drexler, Swiss Austrian Alliance Coordinator at the Mountain Research Initiative