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Center for Global Mountain Safeguard Research

Center for Global Mountain Safeguard Research

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Over 900 million people worldwide live in mountain areas. Mountains are considered the water towers of the world and supply half the world's population with fresh water. Through applied and transdisciplinary research, the UN GLOMOS programme contributes to the conservation of natural and economic resources and consequently, the livelihoods of mountain areas.

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GLOMOS Flag Hoisting Event© Eurac Research
GLOMOS Team© - Paola Fontanella Pisa
GLOMOS Kick-off Workshop© Eurac Research

& Figures

Staff members (at the Bolzano Office)
2 with a PhD degree
Ongoing projects
Closed project
Scientific publications
Presentations at scientific conferences

since GLOMOS start - 2019

GLOMOS Research Fields

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Climate risk analysis and adaptation

Climate risk analysis and adaptation options in mountain social-ecological systems

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Sustainable management of mountain catchments

Sustainable management of mountain catchments including nature-based solutions

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Emergency response preparedness

Emergency response preparedness, including multi-hazard early-warning systems and anticipatory action

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Sustainable governance and community resilience

Sustainable governance and community resilience in mountain regions and their connected lowlands

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News & Events

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Support to GIZ PERU for GCF project development

Duration: September 2021 - June 2022Funding:
GIZ (National funding / Project)

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Institute's Projects

MAGAZINE Science Stories that Inspire


Rapporto Migrazioni Alto Adige 2020


"Le montagne sono come isole"

Il biologo Andreas Hilpold sulla biodiversità in alta quota


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Head of Glomos Programme Bolzano

Jörg Szarzynski

Head of Glomos Programme Bonn

Center for Global Mountain Safeguard Research

Viale Druso 1 39100 Bolzano Italy

T 550 550 1740 93+


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Eurac Research is a private research center based in Bolzano (South Tyrol) with researchers from a wide variety of scientific fields who come from all over the globe. Together, through scientific knowledge and research, they share the goal of shaping the future.

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Our research addresses the greatest challenges facing us in the future: people need health, energy, well-functioning political and social systems and an intact environment. These are complex questions, and we are seeking the answers in the interaction between many different disciplines. In so doing, our research work embraces three major themes: regions fit for living in, diversity as a life-enhancing feature, a healthy society.

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