The Summit is expected to identify several practical projects focusing on key priorities, to be pursued by building on current scientific and funding actions focusing on specific mountain related topics and gaps, at regional or national level.
The Summit partners are actively engaged in a range of relevant initiatives promoting quality observations, broad access to data, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research, and improving user-centric services (e.g. early warning systems, climate services, etc.).
Implementation of the Global Cryosphere Watch, within the framework of WMO, providing authoritative information on the state of the cryosphere
Experience gained during the development of WMO´s World Hydrological Cycle Observing System (WHYCOS) over the past 2 decades, with the aim of extending its coverage to high mountain areas not already included in WHYCOS
The Polar Prediction Projectand the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP), as models for a Mountain Prediction Project for improving the environmental prediction capabilities, for mountain regions, with an “multi-hazard” approach
Research activities coordinated through the Global Energy and Water Cycle Exchanges (GEWEX) and Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) projects, of the World Climate Research Programme
Implementation of the WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS)
Relevant Group on Earth Observation (GEO) Flagships, Initiatives and Community Activities, such as GEO-GNOME (Global Network on Observations and Information on Mountain Environments, co-led by MRI)
Mountain Research Initiative (MRI)’s “Mountain Observations Working Group”, which includes scientific monitoring capacity and development in high mountains (Unified High Elevation Observation Platforms) and inputs and activities related to GEO-GNOME
Global Mountain Safeguard Research (GLOMOS) - a new UNU research programme supporting all aspects of sustainable development in mountain areas worldwide. GLOMOS is a joint endeavor of UNU-EHS in Bonn / Germany and Eurac Research in Bolzano / Italy. (More information)