Significant dates and facts about the institute
Research Unit Mountain Research: Man and Environment (IGF) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) established in Innsbruck. First mountain research unit in Austria.
Geographic Alpine Information System (GALPIS-Web) for Austria set up in English and German: completely user-controlled Alpine information system with free calculation options and free selection of map display
|15.04.2007||Start of the book series "IGF Research Reports"|
IGF agrees to take on the publication of a new international science journal, eco.mont, on research and management issues in protected mountain areas, first issue published in June 2009
Agreement between the ÖAW and the University of Vienna on the implementation of the GLORIA network
|15.05.2008||Publication of the first atlas of the Alps, Mapping the Alps, in five languages (English, German, French, Italian and Slovene)|
|01.09.2008||IGF takes over the tasks of the GLOCHAMORE Europe network (Global Change in Mountain Regions) from the Mountain Research Initiative (Berne/CH)|
First GLORIA repeat survey across the whole of Europe completed
|01.10.2008||Work starts on eco.mont – Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research – in cooperation with ALPARC and ISCAR-P and based on a cooperation agreement between the ÖAW and the University of Innsbruck|
Publication of the monograph Biology of Alpine Habitats with Oxford University Press; Authors: L. Nagy & G. Grabherr (IGF Vienna)
International evaluation of the IGF research unit resulted in an upgrade into an Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
Publication of Challenges for Mountain Regions. Tackling Complexity. Böhlau, Vienna.
The Academy Council passed a resolution to grant the continuation of the institute for an unlimited period of time. This decision goes hand in hand with a renaming of the institute, which is now called: Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research.
Membership of international networks Mountain Partnership (FAO), International Scientific Committee for Alpine Research und Rete Montagna.
Close cooperation with the International Mountain Research Initiative (Bern), the International Amenity Migration Centre (Spokane, Washington), the European Academy Bolzano, the Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile and the Universidad de Chile as well as with the UNESCO Man & Biosphere programme and the Austrian MAB National Committee.
Ongoing cooperation with ca. 100 institutions in 35 countries within the GLORIA network.
|October 2007||Conference "Managing Alpine Future" attracts 350 participants from 28 countries|
|October 2007||Conference "Global Change in Mountain Regions, Research Agenda" with 100 participants from 16 countries|
|February 2008||Conference "Data Infrastructure for the Alps. Mountain Orientated Network Technology" with 100 participants from 15 countries|
|April 2008||COST Strategic Conference "Global Change and Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions" brings together 400 participants from 32 countries|
|2008||Second GLORIA field campaign to measure climate warming through bio-indicators on 50 summits across the world|
|September 2010||International GLORIA conference|
|November 2011||Conference "Managing Alpine Future II"|