Greg Greenwood engineered a fantastic guiding Mission Statement for us, and presented it at the RMBL meeting:
Teams of researchers, covering the range of pertinent disciplines, work together in a finite number of sites representative of the diversity of mountain regions around the world to develop their understanding of the current structure and function as well as the longer-term evolution, of mountain social-ecological systems using protocols that support comparative analysis, at a detail sufficient to support forecasts of likely outcome, given sufficiently defined boundary conditions, and in ways that engage a wide range of actors and contribute significantly to public and private decision-making.
Now we need a short, visionary statement that is easy to communicate and remember, that conveys the change GNOMO wants to make in the world, and creates emotion.
Here’s a poll with the candidates submitted. Please vote for the most effective one, or send us a comment if you have a better idea.