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The General Assembly 2023 of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) was held at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) in Vienna, Austria and online, from 23-28 April 2023. The EGU General Assembly 2023 brought together over 15,000 geoscientists from across the globe to a meeting that covered all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. The MRI was pleased to participate in the conference. There were many interesting and insightful workshops, posters, and presentations. 

Are you satisfied with the quality of life in the Alps? What should be improved? The Alpine Convention is looking for your opinion.

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) urges everyone to share stories and photos from the mountain region to highlight climate change impacts and #SaveOurSnow

Volume 43, number 1 of the Mountain Research and Development journal is now available online and open access.

Help to fill knowledge gaps in climate and biodiversity science: Future Earth is conducting a horizon scanning on the knowledge gaps in climate change and biodiversity sciences to inform the development of Horizon Europe’s 2025-2027 work programme and beyond. This horizon-scanning project will result in an independent expert report, published in early 2024 by the European Commission, and is intended to inform decision-makers both in Europe and globally. Future Earth is a global network of scientists, researchers, and innovators collaborating for a more sustainable planet. Their mission is to advance research in support of transformations to global sustainability.

Applications are now open for the international Master's degree course in 'Valorization and Sustainable Development of Mountain Areas'. The degree course - taught in English - aims to form professionals who are capable of promoting the enhancement, development, and sustainable management of mountain territories by applying innovative approaches and a systemic vision.

The Environmental Peacebuilding Association and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform-led Community of Practice on Environment, Climate, Conflict, and Peace (ECCP) are launching a global grassroots project showcasing the impact of environmental and climate change on communities around the world. Using art as a platform for reflection, testimony, and conversation, “طبعة الطبيعة | Nature Footprints” will be a multilingual, multimedia ‘storybook’.

Award for research work on the future of the alpine cultural landscape. The Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research (SFAR), in collaboration with the Forum Landscape, Alps, Parks (FoLAP), awards prizes for outstanding achievements by young researchers in securing the future of the alpine cultural landscape.

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