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Expand your impact on Earth system research by joining the WMO Research Board. Applications are encouraged from experts across various disciplines, especially under-represented regions, early career researchers, and women. Apply by 1 March 2024.

Annually, the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences (a+) and the Network for Transdisciplinary Research (td-net) extend an invitation to experts in inter- and transdisciplinarity to nominate the most significant publications in the realms of inter- and transdisciplinary research, education, and practice. Participate in this survey by 25 March 2024.

Researchers and young scientists interested in contributing to the Carpathian region are invited to join the Science for the Carpathians network. An open call is now active, and interested individuals are encouraged to participate in the survey by 1 February 2024, available here.

Mountain Invasion Research Network (MIREN) is pleased to announce the launch of their latest initiative—the MIREN rock face survey, a global exploration into the impact of rock climbing on cliff vegetation. Distinct from traditional monitoring efforts on mountain roads and trails, this survey aims to unveil the unique linear disturbance caused by rock climbing routes.

The 10 New Insights in Climate Science series is an annual synthesis highlighting essential advances in climate change research, from natural and social sciences, with high policy relevance. The report has been released every year since 2017 at the climate COP, with the participation of the UNFCCC Executive Secretary.

On 11 January 2024, over 50 high-level European experts on mountains convened in Brussels, Belgium, to discuss the future of mountain regions and enabling post-2027 EU policies for these regions. The discussion was part of the European Foresight Workshop for resilient mountain areas, organised by the EU-funded MOVING project (MOuntain Valorisation through INterconnectedness and Green Growth).

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will deliver a set of reports assessing the latest climate change science during the seventh assessment cycle. More than 300 delegates from 120 governments decided on the IPCC’s scientific structure of work for the new cycle at the Panel’s 60th Plenary session, which concluded on 20 January 2024 in Istanbul, Türkiye.

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