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MRI workshop prior to the EGU meeting

2 April 2011

Objectives: A one-day workshop to bring together active researchers from around the world working on globalchange in mountain regions to: 1) Present a brief overview of their research programs 2) Comment on fellow participants' research programs 3) Discover opportunities for new interdisciplinary research collaborations.

Outcome: The principal outcome of the workshop will be a compilation of current research programs onglobal change in mountains.

Procedure and Tools: The workshop will achieve its outcome through:a) Preparation of a Catalogue of Research Summaries prior to the workshop containing informationon each participant's research activities and future plansb) Short (5 min.) presentations by participants outlining their research programs plans for the futurec) A Mountain Research Market to stimulate interdisciplinary thinking and to give feedback andsuggestions to the presenters about their research.

Participants: Active scientists from around the word interested in interdisciplinary dialogue potentially triggeringnew innovative ideas in the field of Global Change research in mountain regions. The workshopaccommodates a maximum of 24 speakers, and few additional participants without presentations. CIRCLE-2 network will be present as one of the players in this area - CIRCLE-2 MOUNTain projects.

Organisers: Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) and the Institute for Mountain Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences (IGF-ÖAW)

Venue: Vienna, Austria