The Network for European Mountain Research (NEMOR) is a network of institutions -public or private- undertaking research in mountain areas, who want to promote research in, and for the sustainable development of, these areas.  NEMOR was established in 2017 with the Ge.S.Di.Mont. Research Center – UNIMONT – as a founding member. It builds on concerted collaboration between researchers across different disciplines and European countries, particularly through initiatives led by the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI), and especially in the framework of the former Swiss-Austrian Alliance for Mountain Research (CH-AT).

A key outcome of this collaboration is the Strategic Research Agenda ‘Mountains for Europe’s Future’, which was launched in Brussels on 26 April 2016.  This position statement advocates the need to continue and promote mountain research in Europe.  To do this, the scientists involved in this initiative, together with many more from across Europe, recognized the need for a platform that supports networking initiatives, providing scientists undertaking mountain research across Europe – or who are interested in doing so – with a common point of reference.

Key objectives

  • Advocate for European mountain research, covering the spectrum from basic to applied, transdisciplinary, research;
  • Enable discussion of research priorities addressing mountain regions, particularly in relation to the vision of Euromontana;
  • Foster and connect mountain networks and inter/trans-boundary partnerships;
  • Initiate, coordinate and enhance activities with reference to the priority topics of the “Mountains for Europe’s Future” with a view toward the European Commission’s new research programme (FP9) and other funding instruments;
  • Recognize the functions of mountains for Europe as a whole and enable connections to relevant organizations and institutions;
  • Serve as the interlinkage from European to global mountain topics in support of MRI’s vision.
Visit NEMOR website: NEMOR
Blog of NEMOR

Mountain apple orchards in Catalonia, a realityby Jaume Lordan, Xavi Garanto, Xavi Farré, Neus Mas, Gemma Echevarría and Ignasi Iglesias | 7 February 2021

The invasive speciesby Félix García Pereira, Rodolfo PozueloCristina Vegas,  Jesús Fidel González-Rouco, GuMNet, Universidad Complutense, IGEO UCM-CSIC | 12 January 2021

More resilience, please! A plea to rethink in the current crisisby Thomas Streifeneder, Institute for Regional Development and Location Management of the European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano/Italy (EURAC Research) | 2 December, 2020

Appreciate mountains and lowlands as partners – by Thomas Dax, Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Rural and Mountain Research (BAB), Austria | 23 October, 2020

“The status quo of dealing with mountain issues in Slovenia” by Andreja Borec, University of Maribor, Slovenia |

“Fragile mountain systems? On the evolution of scientific insights” by Harald Bugmann, ETH Zürich, Switzerland |

“Without a definition of mountains, how can we do mountain research?by Bernat Claramunt, CREAF-CSIC-UAB, Spain |

“Teaching about mountains in the time of Covid-19” by By Audrey Vincent, ISARA | 19 June, 2020

“Planning ahead: Broadband and education in the mountains beyond Covid19” By Martin Price, University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland | 2 June, 2020

“In the meanwhile, in the mountains: new opportunities on the horizon” by Jorge Gimeno Pawlowski, CIE, Philippines | 17 May, 2020

“In the meanwhile, in Norway: the coronavirus crisis puts emergency preparedness in rural mountain municipalities on the agenda”, by Tor Arnesen, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway |

Mountains - a fragile source of life.

Mountains are an important part of the global life-support system: a series of videos which will give insights in mountain goods and services (EP1), why mountains are sentinels of change (EP2), major threats to mountain ecosystems (EP3), what the microbiome is and why it is important (EP4).

The videos are produced by Dirk Schmeller, Chair for Functional Mountain Ecology at Toulouse INP.



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