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Participate in a survey that is part of an exploratory study on mountain soundscapes. This survey aims to enhance our understanding of how people perceive sounds in mountain environments.

The International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI) today published its annual State of the Cryosphere Report which warns that even 2°C – the “upper” Paris Agreement temperature limit – will lead to catastrophic global damage from loss of ice sheets, mountain glaciers and snow, sea ice, permafrost, and in polar oceans. The MRI was pleased to contribute to Chapter 3: Mountain Glaciers and Snow.

The Canadian Mountain Assessment is a new work of knowledge co-creation that showcases the diversity and significance of mountain areas in Canada, clarifies challenges and opportunities facing mountain systems, and will inform and inspire future mountain-focused research, policy, and action.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)'s Adaptation Gap Report 2023 features a vital case study titled "Mountains in Silent Thaw: The Disappearing Frozen Heartbeat of our Earth." Co-developed with the MRI and partners.

Global Sustainability Scholars (GSS) is now accepting applications for its 2024 Early Career Fellows Program, which offers a unique opportunity for young professionals from diverse backgrounds and fields to contribute to global sustainable development.

More than ever before – Marin Kneib has employed the latest satellite technology and camera systems to measure over 37,000 ice cliffs. The researcher will be awarded the Prix de Quervain 2023 by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences for an extremely comprehensive doctoral dissertation at the ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL.

The Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) has launched a call for the 2023 International Geneva Award, which distinguishes three recently published academic articles that are particularly relevant for International Organizations. The Award is a prestigious prize that encourages scientists to reach out to policy makers.

The articles must be in the domain of International Studies (academic studies on issues that transcend national borders). The authors must specify the relevance of their work for International Organizations in the submission form. 

To be eligble, submitted artcles must have been published after 1 September 2022. NB Papers issues from SNIS-funded projects are not eligible. Members of SNIS Juries & Committees are not eligible for submission. Forthcoming articles are also accepted, pending publisher confirmation. The applications will be reviewed by the SNIS International Geneva Committee. Entrants must be professors or researchers at a post-doctoral level working in a Swiss institution of higher education at the time of the paper's publication. 

Each of the three awarded papers will receive CHF 5000-. 

Submit your article here.

Submission deadline: 3 November 2023, 12:30 CET.

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The Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) encourages its network members to participate in the global efforts led by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

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