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The Mountain Research Initiative: ANNUAL REPORT

Year of publication2009
Publisher(s)The Mountain Research Initiative c/o Institute of Geography
University of Bern
Website: http://mri.scnatweb.ch
Number of pages22
Purchasehttp://mri.scnatweb.ch/dmdocuments/MRI_Report
Page(s)22
I. PROGRAM RESULTS 5


A. Advancing the Global Change Research Agenda 5

1. Regional Networks 5
1.1. Global Change Research Network in African Mountains 5
1.2. The American Cordillera Transect (ACT) 7
1.3. Collaboration with partners in Asia - MAIRS and ICIMOD 8
1.4. Global Change Research Network in European
Mountains (MRI Europe) 8
2. Global Initiatives 11


B. Influencing Research Funding 12

1. New Collaboration with Austria 12
2. Lobbying the EU 12
3. Proposals to Funding Agencies 12


C. Communication 14

1. Corporate Identity 14
2. MRI Website 14
3. MRI Experts Database 14
4. Event Management 15
5. Publications 15
5.1. Papers 15
5.2. Abstract volumes and workshop reports 15
5.3. Newsletters and Newsflashes 15
5.4. Contributions to Newsletters of other organizations 16


II. RESOURCES 17

A. Science Advisory Board (SAB) 17
1. Project-oriented Activities by SAB-Members 17
B. Coordination Office Personnel 19
C. Offices 20
D. Funding and Disbursement 21
E. Institutional Relations 21