INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS PROJECTS
CIRMOUNT's Role at the Open Science Conference
CIRMOUNT activities planned for the Global Change in
Mountain Regions Open
in Perth, Scotland from 1 to 5 October 2005 include:
- Presenting a CIRMOUNT poster
- Presenting a Panel Forum wherein CIRMOUNT and Russian scientists
compare and contrast climate science research in respective regions
- Convening a CIRMOUNT meeting for all CIRMOUNT participants and
for CIRMOUNT Work Groups
- Organizing a social event for CIRMOUNT participants and key members
of the Mountain Research Initiative
- Providing the CIRMOUNT logo for posters, ppt presentations, etc.,
to recognize identity with CIRMOUNT
For further information, contact Greg Greenwood (email@example.com)
or Craig Allen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Articulating the Benefits of International Collaboration
within Mapping New Terrain
Discussion of benefits and impediments to international
collaboration CIRMOUNT at the international scale could achieve
concrete form as a section within the Mapping New Terrain document,
CIRMOUNT's forthcoming publication. This document serves to lay
out the argument for integrated climate research in western mountains.
To the degree that workgroup participants can articulate a rationale
for international collaborations, inclusion within Mapping New Terrain
will get that argument before managers of federal budgets. For further
information, contact Greg Greenwood, (email@example.com).
Presenting the Global Change in Mountains Research
theme to the International Group of Funding Agencies (IGFA) annual
IGFA brings together all the principal scientific funding agencies
for global change research to discuss priorities, plans and other
operational matters. As such, it is a logical venue for a pitch
of the importance and needs of global change in mountain regions
of the world. Such a presentation would be the mountain research
community's attempt to make global change research in mountains
as compelling as research in the Arctic.
MRI has asked the Swiss NSF to propose such a presentation
to IGFA. We do not yet know if the Swiss NSF will act on MRI's request.
If it does, MRI would like to assemble an international group of
researchers to design, build and deliver such a presentation. CIRMOUNT
includes the principal American researchers and thus ought to play
a major role in this presentation. This project explores those opportunities.
Contact Greg Greenwood (firstname.lastname@example.org)
for more information.