The Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research (IGF) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) focuses on inter- and transdisciplinary mountain research (montology) in cooperation with international groups of scientists.
The IGF is committed to researching the relationship between humans and the environment in mountain regions all over the world under conditions of Global Change (climate change, globalization).
The IGF uses an interdisciplinary approach that links ecologic, social and economic issues and applying a long-term perspective. The insights gained from this work serve basic research and can be used to design development and adaptation strategies.
The IGF aims to become one of the leading mountain research institutes and well integrated in European and global networks.
In the pursuit of this aim, the IGF wants to position itself as the Austrian mountain research contact in the relevant UN Programmes. In addition, with a view to the potential application and implementation of research findings, the IGF aims to maintain excellent public relations and contacts with a diverse range of selected social groups.
Homepage of IGF: http://www.mountainresearch.at/index.php/en/
Homepage of ÖAW: http://www.oeaw.ac.at/en/austrian-academy-of-sciences/