This MRI  Working Group builds on the Global Network of Mountain Observatories (GNOMO), which was established in 2015 to create a network that would generate comparable data on mountain social-ecological systems, from climate and hydrology to ecology and human use and governance.

The Mountain Observatories Working Group aims to facilitate the development of a network of mountain super-sites where observations will be conducted at multi-thematic scale. These super-sites will also work as 'hubs' for regional monitoring.

 

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Key Project Details

This Working Group was created in 2019 and is in its second phase (2020-2021). 

Working Group Lead:

Full list of members will be updated in the Working Group Fact Sheet.
 

Outputs and achievements to date:

Upcoming 

 Planned Activities and Outputs for 2020-2021:

  • A review paper exploring the availability and good practice of multi-disciplinary monitoring in the mountains and highlighting areas (both geographical and thematic) for improvement of the integrated monitoring is planned for publication in 2020.
  • A series of regional workshops on mountain observatories. First regional workshop is planned to take place in Central-Asia in the autumn 2020. Due to Covid-19, this event is postponed. New dates to be confirmed soon.

 

Latest News

MOUNTAIN OBSERVATORIES WORKING GROUP REPRESENTED MRI AT THE INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN CONFERENCE 2019 (30 September 2019)

Members of the working group Represented MRI at the International Mountain Conference 2019, Innsbruck, Austria, delivering presentations, posters and participating in a range of sessions.

Read more here.


GEO-GNOME WORKSHOP ON ESSENTIAL CLIMATE VARIABLES FOR MOUNTAINS (30 September 2019)

The working group lead Maria Shahgedanova participated and presented plans of the Mountain Observatories Working Group at the GEO-GNOME ‘Essential Climate Variables for Observations in Mountains’.

Read more here.

 

How to join

As community-led activities, these Working Groups are open to anyone from the MRI network  to participate and contribute to the Working Group’s work plan. Early career researchers (typically up to 5 years since attaining a postgraduate degree), women, and researchers and practitioners from developing countries and less represented mountain regions are particularly encouraged to join and participate. Please contact the Working Group lead to seek information on how to join:

 

Map of Observatories

Mountain Observatory

Mountain Observatories

Mountain GNOMO

GNOMO Sites

If your observatory site is not featured on the map, let us know!

 

Read more about the Mountain Observatories Working Group in this MRI Working Group fact sheet.

 

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