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GTOS and GLCN at CBD
 

6 January 2006

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International Symposium Climate Change: Organizing the Science in the American Cordillera

Mendoza, Argentina 4 – 6 April 2006

**** Please see the attached 2nd announcement for details on objectives, topics, speakers and registration (pdf file) ****

Organizers

Climate Diagnostics Center/NOAA, Boulder, USA (Co-Chair)
Instituto Argentino de Nivología, Glaciología y Ciencias Ambientales (IANIGLA), Mendoza, Argentina (Co-Chair)
Office for Sustainable Development and Environment, Organization of American States, Washington, D.C.
The Mountain Research Initiative, Bern, Switzerland

Main topics
Highlight the current understanding of climate and the efficacy of climate observation systems in the American Cordillera.
Summarize current research on the likely impacts of climate variability and change on key environmental features (e.g., the cryosphere) and coupled human-environment systems (e.g., the land and its hydrologic systems as manifest in agriculture, energy and transportation sectorsassess the key scientific gaps in our understanding of climate and its impacts on key systems.
Evaluate and propose long-term institutional arrangements for integrated climate and earth system science in the American Cordillera.

Specific topics
Paleoclimate
Climate observations and change detection
Alpine cryosphere
Water and power resources
Landscape transformation
Transportation and trade
Ecosystems and biodiversity
Agroecosystems and silviculture
Future research directions and institutions

Contact for general questions and comments

Ricardo Villalba
IANIGLA-CRICYT, Argentinian Inst. for Snow, Ice & Env. Research
Casilla de Correo 330
5500 Mendoza, AR
+54 (0) 261 428 7029, ext. 48
ricardo@lab.cricyt.edu.ar

If you are interested in participating

Please send us an email to mri@scnat.ch with:

a) the top three specific topics which are of interest to you,
b) a very brief description of a presentation that you would like to make and its associated topic heading, and
c) updated contact information (name, affiliation, mailing address, phone numbers).

Such an e-mail will not be considered as registration, which will occur later, but will help the Organizing Committee sharpen the focus of CONCORD

Additional information from

www.ires.ubc.ca/projects/concord/

www.fao.org/gtos/gtospub/pub34.html

**** Please see the attached 2nd announcement for details on objectives, topics, speakers and registration (pdf file) ****

Please feel free to send notices that you would like GTOS to disseminate to GTOS@fao.org.


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