GEO-GNOME: Status & Scoping Workshop

GEO-GNOME: Status & Scoping Workshop

MRI Event
2018-05-23 - 2018-05-25
University of Bern - Schanzeneckstrasse 1
Bern, Switzerland
Since being incorporated into the GEO Work Programme 2017-2019 as a GEO Initiative, GEO-GNOME has sought to connect and facilitate access to diverse sources of mountain observation data and information regarding drivers, conditions and trends in biophysical and socio-economic processes of change at different scales.

During its first year, the community involved in GEO-GNOME completed its first tasks as depicted in the original GEO-GNOME Work Plan of 2016, on spatial delineation of mountains to number of key physical criteria. During 2017, the MRI and CNR revised the original 2016 GEO-GNOME Work Plan and designed a new draft with a view towards consolidation of tasks in line with human and other resources available to complete the proposed tasks. The revised work plan was submitted to GEO in July 2017, and subsequently approved at the GEO Plenary meeting in Washington DC, in October 2017, where GEO-GNOME was presented at the side event 'Earth Observation for achieving and monitoring mountain-related SDGs: ECOPOTENTIAL, GEO-GNOME and GEO-ECO' chaired by UNEP.

This workshop aims to refine and bring the GEO-GNOME work plan to fruition during 2018-2019. The workshop will review the GEO-GNOME work plan with active participants of the GEO-GNOME effort, as well as others identified as having key expertise and knowledge on the subject matter. The workshop also provides an opportunity to revisit key questions and the utility of GEO-GNOME in providing policy-relevant information in mountain regions and global contexts such as Paris Agreement, Sendai Framework, and SDGs. Finally, the opportunity to identify a new research agenda to support a scientific basis for earth observation in mountains is also encouraged and envisaged.

This workshop is therefore convened to:
1. Provide an update on the GEO Work Programme 2017-2019 and its priorities;
2. Inform and update on GEO-GNOME’s status and proposed restructure of its work plan;
3. Co-define and coordinate next steps to implement the GEO-GNOME work plan; and
4. Foster existing and establish new connections and networks of collaboration to exchange ideas and proposals for a new research agenda on mountain observations.

The workshop is free to attend and includes daytime catering and a welcome dinner on Wednesday 23 May. However, there are limited spots still available for participants, and registration to attend is required. Please complete the registration form by Friday 11 May to register your interest and confirm your attendance.

Full event details, including the workshop programme, can be found in the event flyer.

All Dates

  • From 2018-05-23 to 2018-05-25

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