Mountain Observatories

news from the global network of mountain observatories

        

The Global Network of Mountain Observatories (GNOMO) was established at the launching workshop in Gothic (US)!

To get an overview of existing mountain observatories, have a look at the map of observatories!

Do you need to search for a specific observatory, topic or other feature?
Download the list of observatories.

If your site is not yet on the map fill out the questionnaire now!
Fill it out online or as  word document.


 Events from the global network of observatories of mountain social ecological systems.


Events organized in the light of this concerted effort:

2016

  • 2016, Asia
    A Global Fair and Workshop
    to be announced later

2015

  • October 2015, Perth, UK
    Session at Perth III: Advances in Observatories of Mountain Social-Ecological Systems - a Research Presentation Session and a Roundtable
    more
  • 14-15 September 2015, Gothic, USA
    A Global Network of Mountain Social-Ecological Systems: What must we Do Over the Next Five Years to Achieve it?
    more

2014

  • 16-19 July 2014, Reno, USA
    Global Fair and Workshop on Mountain Observatories
    more

Background of the global network of observatories of mountain social ecological systems.


In 2004 the Global Change in Mountain Regions Project (GLOCHAMORE) envisioned a world-wide monitoring program (Grabherr et al. 2004) using comparable methodologies and supporting comparative analysis implemented over a network of mountain Biosphere Reserves. It was - and still is- a sound scientific idea but numerous problems, as much institutional as financial, limited the pursuit of the GLOCHAMORE vision. Rather than declare an "ideal" global program and then attempt to implement it in specific sites, an alternative route is to work with specific sites and researchers to see what sort of comparative global program could be created from those existing programs.


Mile stones of the global network of observatories of mountain social ecological systems.


In July 2014, a very successful Fair and Workshop on Mountain Observatories took place. The outcomes of this Fair and Workshop are:

  • Summary of Summaries compiled by Greg Greenwood, former Executive Director of the Mountain Research Initiative
  • Blog with summaries, insights, and discussions of sessions and ateliers posted by session chairs
  • Interactive map of observatories. If you want to add your observatory to this map, please fill out the questionnaire.

Join the global network of mountain observatories


Are you interested to participate on these events?

Express your interest to Carolina Adler (carolina.adler@giub.unibe.ch)