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MUW13 - Mountains under Watch 2013

20 - 21 feb 2013


MUW13 - Mountains under Watch 2013
Observing climate change effects in the Alps
February 20-21, 2013, Aosta Valley, Italy


MUW13 is an interdisciplinary conference that aims at bringing together scientists and experts working in the diverse fields of climate change studies in mountain areas around the world. The specific goal of the conference is to share experiences, methods and strategies for long term observations and monitoring of the effects of climate change on different alpine environments, ranging from the cryosphere to the biosphere.

The conference will run over two days:
20 February 2013: keynote speakers will give lectures aiming to give a broad overview on different topics related to climate change observations in the mountains such as snow and hydrology, glacier and permafrost, alpine plant ecology, long-term ecological monitoring. Keynote speakers will be Martin Beniston (University of Geneva), Wilfried Haeberli (University of Zurich), Georg Wohlfahrt (University of Innsbruck) and Mark W. Williams (University of Colorado).
21 February 2013: cryosphere and biosphere sessions with oral and poster presentations.

MUW13 will be held in Aosta Valley in the monumental fortress Forte di Bard

Second circular and call for papers: 1 October 2012
Deadline for abstracts submission: 15 January 2013
Deadline for registration: 31 January 2013
Draft program: 31 January 2013
Conference MUW13: 20-21 February 2013

MUW13 is jointly organized by the Regional Department for Land and Environment of Aosta Valley, the Environmental Protection Agency of Aosta Valley - ARPA Valle d'Aosta, the Foundation "Montagna Sicura" with the collaboration of  NatRisk-LNSA University of Torino

Please visit the conference website: www.muw2013.it to see more information and to register your interest.
For questions regarding the conference or the scientific program, please contact Edoardo Cremonese (e.cremonese@arpa.vda.it).
For questions related to the location, accommodation or travels, please contact Daniela Dufour (DDufour@fondms.org).

We warmly welcome scientists, researchers and students from mountains all around the world to attend the conference in Aosta Valley next February.