GEO Mountains Workshop | Inter- and transdisciplinary mountain data across the Hindu Kush Himalaya: Identifying user requirements and access preferences
30.06.2022 | 00:00 –
30.06.2022 | 00:00
30.06.2022 | 00:00 – 00:00
Online

 A joint workshop coordinated by GEO Mountains – Save the date!

 

Abstract

For the advancement of science and a range of more practical applications related to sustainable development, climate change adaptation, and natural hazard mitigation in the world’s mountainous regions, a wide range of environmental and socio-economic data must be discoverable, accessible, and usable. By drawing upon the contributions of regional experts including research scientists, practitioners, local and regional authorities, and other stakeholders, and acknowledging all previous and ongoing efforts and initiatives in the region, this workshop will seek to develop a broad, interdisciplinary, and systematic understanding of the current “data situation” across a range of relevant disciplines in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region.

It will be co-convened by the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI), GEO Mountains, and ICIMOD under the umbrella of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation’s Adaptation at Altitude Programme.


Background

GEO Mountains is an Initiative of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and one of several partner organizations involved in Adaptation at Altitude – a global programme funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). This proposed workshop will primarily address GEO Mountains’ first objective: to identify the needs of diverse users of data and information pertaining to global mountain environments and, as far as possible, satisfy these needs by making relevant data freely discoverable, accessible, and usable. In line with scope of Adaptation at Altitude, specific emphasis will be placed on data related to climate change drivers, processes, impacts, and adaptation in the region, but other topics and corresponding types of data and information can also be discussed.


Programme

The detailed programme will be made available soon. Stay tuned! 


Registration

Please complete the registration form below before 27 June. Upon registration, you will receive a Zoom webinar link and passcode automatically. You will also receive the link again prior to the workshop.

For any questions, please contact james.thornton@unibe.ch.

Register


 Cover image by Raimond Klavins.