Monitoring Mountains in a Changing World: New Horizons for the Global Network for Observations and Information on Mountain Environments (GEO-GNOME)

Adler, Carolina; Palazzi, Elisa; Kulonen, Aino; Balsiger, Jörg; Colangeli, Guido; Cripe, Douglas; Forsythe, Nathan; Goss-Durant, Grace; Guigoz, Yaniss; Krauer, Jürg; Payne, Davnah; Pepin, Nicholas; Peralvo, Manuel; Romero, José; Sayre, Roger; Shahgedanova, Maria; Weingartner, Rolf; Zebisch, Marc (2018). Monitoring Mountains in a Changing World: New Horizons for the Global Network for Observations and Information on Mountain Environments (GEO-GNOME). Mountain Research and Development, 38(3), pp. 265-269. International Mountain Society 10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-8-00065.1

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Mountains are globally distributed environments that provide significant societal benefits, a function that is increasingly compromised by climatic change, environmental stress, political and socioeconomic transformations, and unsustainable use of natural resources. Gaps in our understanding of these processes and their interactions limit our capacity to inform decisions, where both generalities of mountain regions (eg climate processes) and specificities (eg context-specific manifestations of climate risks) matter. The Global Network for Observations and Information on Mountain Environments (GEO-GNOME), a Group on Earth Observations initiative, aims to fill these gaps through accessible Earth Observation (EO) as well as in-situ data and information on global change drivers, conditions, and trends. A workshop convened by the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) revised GEO-GNOME's work plan, galvanizing a network that promotes relevant monitoring of global change in mountains and is responsive to the integrated knowledge needs of policy, research, and management.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Physical Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Physical Geography > Unit Hydrology
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS)

UniBE Contributor:

Adler, Carolina; Krauer, Jürg; Payne, Davnah Ruth and Weingartner, Rolf

Subjects:

900 History > 910 Geography & travel
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics
500 Science > 580 Plants (Botany)

ISSN:

0276-4741

Publisher:

International Mountain Society

Language:

English

Submitter:

Peter Alfred von Ballmoos-Haas

Date Deposited:

30 Oct 2018 15:49

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2019 00:16

Publisher DOI:

10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-8-00065.1

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.120790

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/120790

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