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From the 1 June 2017, the MRU Office will have a new address. Please update your address books accordingly:


Mountain Research Initiative
c/o Institute of Geography
University of Bern
Hallerstrasse 12
3012 Bern
Switzerland


Our telephone and fax numbers remain unchaged, as well as email and website:
tel: +41 (0)31 631 51 41
fax: +41 (0)31 631 51 44
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Applied Remote Sensing Training Program
Remote Sensing of Land Indicators for Sustainable Development Goal 15
Tuesday, June 20 - Thursday, June 22, 2017
1:00-2:00 p.m. and 10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT (UTC -4)

Date: September 7th–8th, 2017
Venue: Tolmin and Čadrg / Triglav National Park, Slovenia
Organizers: ISCAR, ZRC SAZU Program: below (draft) 
Registration: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Keywords: landscape, agriculture, heritage, Alps, Satoyama Initiative, GIAHS, Slovenia, Tolmin, Čadrg

Call for papers: Exploring the links between water, food, energy, and mountain ecosystems

The connections between food, water, and energy constitute a complex system that interacts with mountain ecosystems and factors of change. Mountain Research and Development is looking for papers that assess experiences of negotiating synergies and trade-offs among water, energy, and food; that analyze the dynamic interplay between these interconnected services and mountain ecosystems; or that offer agendas for future research or policy aiming at increasing the equitability and sustainability of trade-offs and synergies in mountain areas. Abstracts are due by 24 April 2017, full papers by 1 August 2017.

Read the detailed call for papers:
http://www.mrd-journal.org/pdf/MRD_Call_3802_Food_Energy_Water.pdf

The MRD Editorial Team, MRD Editorial Office, University of Bern, Centre for Development and Environment - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The United Nations website states as follows:

On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit — officially came into force. Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.

Authors of original papers, or conference papers that have been significantly extended or otherwise enhanced in comparison to the original conference paper, for the special issue should be submitted through the ISPRS Journal web site http://ees.elsevier.com/photo/ ‘UN Sustainable Development Goals’. The papers will go through a 2 stage review process, commencing with a 750 word abstract. Following acceptance of abstracts soon after submission, as appropriate for the Special Issue, full papers can be submitted for the normal Journal peer review process before publication. The planned timeline for processing paper is as follows:
(Please send the abstract of your proposed paper to the guest editor's email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..)
Notification of acceptance or rejection of abstracts: 13 May 2017
Deadline for submission of papers: 30 July 2017
Completion of review process: 31 January 2018

This issue offers 14 peer-reviewed articles focusing on questions related to water, risk reduction, energy, land use change, biodiversity, vegetation ecology, conservation, gender policy, ethnobotany, indigenous knowledge, economic opportunities, mobility, and glacier monitoring—always with sustainable development in mind. This broad and often integrative thematic coverage, calling upon a number of disciplines, is relevant in the context of the recently adopted UN resolution 71/234 on “Sustainable Mountain Development”. Geographically, papers present insights from Nepal, China, Thailand, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Switzerland, Italy, Ecuador, and Colombia.

The issue is available online and open access:
http://www.bioone.org/toc/mred/37/1

Read about the journal’s section policies, guidelines, and submission procedure at:
http://www.mrd-journal.org/

The MRD Editorial Team
MRD Editorial Office, University of Bern, Centre for Development and Environment
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2-7 July, Brest, Brittany, France

5-19 July 2017, Ornea / Pieve Tesino, Italy

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