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The workshop, held from the 25 to 27 June 2023 in Bern, Switzerland, aimed to refine the concept of the Uniform High-Elevation Observing Platform (UHOP) and discuss how the prospective network could help deliver an improved understanding of climate change across different elevation gradients and potentially also support other applications such as Early Warning Systems.

On the 5 July 2023, the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI), GEO Mountains, the Scientific Network for the Caucasus Mountain Region & Sustainable Caucasus, UNEP/GRID-Geneva, and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) co-convened a workshop in Kutaisi, Georgia within the context of the Caucasus Mountain Forum 2023.  

The Joint Body on Mountain Snow Cover is a collaboration between the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS), the Mountain Research Initiative, and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Global Cryosphere Watch (GCW). The Joint Body was launched in 2022 and will run until 2025.

This MRI-funded synthesis workshop, held in April, shed light on the flowpaths of glacier meltwater, revealing potential impacts on downstream water supplies, a critical knowledge gap on the water science agenda.

On 28 April 2023 the MRI, GEO Mountains, and iLEAPS hosted a workshop that aimed to enhance the disciplinary and geographical representation in the consultation processes seeking to establish a set of EMCVs.

Between the 18-20 April 2023, the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI), GEO Mountains, the University of Reading, the Central-Asian Regional Glaciological Center under the auspices of UNESCO (CARGC), and the Kazakhstan Institute of Geography and Water Security co-convened a workshop in Almaty, Kazakhstan on the topic of “Mountain Observatories”.  

Reimagining the future of mountain governance is a pressing challenge that the Mountain Governance Working Group (MGWG) of the MRI is actively addressing through research, collaboration, and partnership-building across various mountain ranges worldwide.

The MRI is pleased to offer funding and in-kind support to consortia conducting research on mountains and mountain regions in the context of climate, ecosystems, and health.

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