GMBA is a platform for international and cross-disciplinary collaboration on the assessment, conservation, and sustainable use of mountain biodiversity, and a project of Future Earth.
GMBA activities are overseen by an international Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) consisting of a chair, Prof. Dr. Markus Fischer, and 12 members with excellent scientific expertise, who represent different mountain regions of the world. The committee provides guidance to the programme as a whole and stimulates, evaluates, and endorses new collaborative research projects in view of facilitating national and international funding. Workshops on specific mountain biodiversity themes are planned and organized with the GMBA International Project Office.
The GMBA office is located at the University of Bern, Switzerland. It engages in managing and coordinating the network's activities.