The Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research (IGF) investigates processes of climate and global change and their impact on mountain areas across the world. These processes reflect the interaction of humans with the environment.
Against this background the Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research understands its mission as generating systems knowledge on the cryosphere, biosphere and on society about man-environment systems in mountain areas. This knowledge then forms the basis for developing targeted knowledge for developing adaptation strategies. The IGF also provides transformation knowledge via innovative communication tools.