Flagship Activities

Flagship Activities are those activities predominantly led by the MRI Coordination Office, with vital contributions from the MRI network. 

GEO Mountains, officially known as the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Global Network for Observations and Information in Mountain Environments, is an initiative under the GEO Work Programme. It aims to identify, compile, and provide access to transboundary, interdisciplinary data and information on environmental, ecological, and societal systems and their changes in global mountainous regions.

Active engagement in multi-stakeholder dialogues and assessments at the science-policy interface allows the MRI community to contribute research findings, address policy knowledge needs, guide future research, and enhance advocacy efforts to elevate the importance of mountains and mountain research in international policymaking, aligning with the pursuit of sustainable mountain development outlined by Adler et al. (2020).

Conéctate A+ is a research collaboration hub in the Tropical Andes and Central America region focused on climate change, ecosystems, and health in view of sustainable development. Conéctate A+ functions as a ‘network of networks,’ drawing on the existing networks coordinated and led by MRI and CONDESAN, as well as combining new partnerships.

Adaptation at Altitude is a collaborative programme launched and co-supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation that aims to boost the resilience and adaptation of mountain communities in the face of climate change. In this period, Adaptation at Altitude enters a second phase from 2024-2027.

This collaborative effort emphasizes the global importance of mountain snow cover. Objectives include providing robust information on changes, understanding accumulation and ablation processes, and ensuring open access to snow data for research and operational capacity building.

Read about our past flagship activities.