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Launch of Global Network of Long-term Observatories on Mountain Social Ecological Systems (GNOMO)

September 13, 2015

Scientists working at field stations and marine laboratories strive to understand natural processes at every scale, from the molecular to the global, from milliseconds to eons.

Xavier Cortada was invited to travel to the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Gothic, Colorado to help launch the Global Network of  Long-term Observatories on Mountain Social Ecological Systems (GNOMO) and join site managers, researchers, information managers, practitioner and artists in a workshop organized by the Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS) to specify and commit to a program of work that will realize a functional GNOMO within the next decade. The group will address coordinated monitoring among sites, mechanisms for managing diverse data types, organizational paradigms, federating science questions and best practices for engaging stakeholders and policy actors.

The mission of the OBFS is to help member stations increase their effectiveness in supporting critical research, education, and outreach programs. The international organization pursues this goal in a manner that maximizes diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, and transparency.


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September 13, 2015
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Dr. Gregory B. Greenwood Director, Mountain Research Initiative Institute of Geography, University of Bern
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Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory
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