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The project MEDIALPS – Disentangling anthropogenic drivers of climate change impacts on alpine plant species investigates anthropogenic factors, including climate change, pollution and land-use, leading to changes in plant species composition on mountain summits, which are the subject of the long-term monitoring network GLORIA (Global Observation Research Initiative in Alpine Environments).


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Project partners from ten institutions travelled from six different Alpine countries to Innsbruck, where the second project meeting in the AlpES project took place. The AlpES project aims to introduce ecosystem services (ES) as a regional/transnational environmental governance framework and train and support the AlpES target groups in understanding, valuing and managing them. Essential to reach this goal is to develop a common understanding on ecosystem services.


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Dr. Martin Rutzinger from the Institute of Interdisciplinary Mountain Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences has been appointed as co-chair of the working group on 3D Mapping for environmental & infrastructure monitoring within the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS).


Mountains 2016, the International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions, took place in Bragança, Portugal 3–7 October 2016.

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Am 10. Oktober 2016 feierte das IGF mit ca. 100 Gratulanten und Interessierten im Festsaal des Tiroler Landhauses seine 10-Jahres-Feier.
Das IGF bedankt sich bei allen seinen Gästen, die die 10-Jahresfeier begleiteten und mitgestalteten.

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WIKIAlps, the knowledge and information platform for everyone interested in a sustainable, balanced and shared territorial development in the Alpine Space has been updated as part of the project Alpine Ecosystem Services - mapping, maintenance, and management (AlpES)(co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Alpine Space programme).