More than 50 representatives and funders from the Mountains as Sentinels of Change program of the Belmont Forum connected online at the end-term valorization event in late June to share learning, impact, and future avenues for collaboration.

MRI was invited to take part in this discussion, and support the ongoing outreach and connection with the broader mountain research community and enable collaboration prospects.

This year’s GEO Symposium was held virtually between the 15-19 June 2020, with many of the topics discussed having relevance for both the Global Network for Observations and Information in Mountain Environments (GEO-GNOME) and the mountain research community as a whole.

In this article, a brief overview of selected recent developments and emerging trends is given; video recordings of the full presentations can be viewed here (click on the "more details" button for each session).

Organised by the Conéctate A+ network, the programme for the online conference on Climate Change, Health and Mountain Ecosystems and their Governance in Support of Sustainable Development in the Tropical Andes – Central America Region (Andes+), to be held on 7-8 July 2020, is now available and registrations are open for virtual participation. 

We are excited to officially announce the launch of the newly founded “Adaptation at Altitude: Taking Action in the Mountains” programme, in which MRI’s flagship activity GEO Mountains will play an important role in identifying and improving mountain data access.

The Fall Meeting 2020 of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) will be largely virtual from 7-11 December 2020. With more than 1000 sessions, the Fall Meeting will remain the global convening meeting for the Earth and space sciences community. There are a number of exciting, mountain-related sessions, including two convened by the MRI.

Abstract submission is now open and the deadline for all submissions is Wednesday 29 July 2020.

Welcome to our monthly round-up of new publications! Here you will find a weekly-updated list of relevant, newly published articles on mountain research that you won't want to miss this month.

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The Past Global Changes (PAGES) Open Science Meeting (OSM) and the associated Young Scientists Meeting (YSM) are the premier scientific events of PAGES, a Global Research Project of Future Earth and a scientific partner of the World Climate Research Programme and World Data Service for Paleoclimatology. The event takes places in Agadir, Morocco from 16-22 May 2021, and focuses on the theme “Learning from the past for a sustainable future".

What methodologies do you use to measure your adaptation needs? The Adaptation Committee is exploring this question as it needs your support!

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