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GEO Mountains workshop | Inter- and transdisciplinary mountain data across the Hindu Kush Himalaya: Identifying user requirements and access preferences





Date & Time

30 June 2022


rds@icimod.org & james.thornton@unibe.ch

Photo: Santosh Raj Pathak/ICIMOD


Organizer: Mountain Research Initiative (MRI), GEO Mountains, and ICIMOD under the umbrella of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation’s Adaptation at Altitude Programme


About the workshop

We are co-convening a workshop with the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) and GEO Mountains under the umbrella of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation’s (SDC) Adaptation at Altitude Programme.

This workshop will seek to develop a broad, interdisciplinary, and systematic understanding of the current ‘data situation’ across a range of relevant disciplines in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region. The workshop will draw upon contributions from regional experts – research scientists, practitioners, local and regional authorities, and other stakeholders, and cover all previous and ongoing efforts and initiatives in the region.

A wide range of environmental and socioeconomic data must be discoverable, accessible, and usable for the advancement of science and the development of a range of more practical applications related to sustainable development, climate change adaptation, and natural hazard mitigation in the world’s mountainous regions.



GEO Mountains is an Initiative of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and one of several partner organisations involved in Adaptation at Altitude – a global programme funded by the SDC. This proposed workshop will primarily address GEO Mountains’ first objective: identify the needs of diverse users of data and information about global mountain environments and, as far as possible, satisfy these needs by making relevant data freely discoverable, accessible, and usable. In line with the scope of Adaptation at Altitude, specific emphasis will be placed on data related to climate change drivers, processes, impacts, and adaptation in the region, but other topics and corresponding types of data and information can also be discussed.



Please complete the registration form below before 27 June 2022. Upon registration, you will receive a Zoom webinar link and passcode automatically. You will also receive the link again before the workshop.


For any questions, please contact james.thornton@unibe.ch.

View the announcement on the MRD website.

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