Global Fair and Workshop on Long-Term Observatories of Mountain Social-Ecological Systems

Held July 16-19, 2014 in Reno, NV, USA, the “Global Fair and Workshop on Long-Term Observatories of Mountain Social-Ecological Systems” laid the groundwork for a Global Network of Mountain Observatories (GNOMO).

Aim of the network: The goal of the network is to share experiences, methods and strategies for long-term observations and monitoring of global change effects on abiotic and biotic components of the environment, and ecosystem services and their uses in high mountain environments across a climate and land use gradients. The network aims to facilitate coordination, integration, and syntheses for existing sites regionally and internationally, in order to produce baseline knowledge for better predictions that will help to inform management decisions.