Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA)

Global Mountain Explorer

To support the mountain research community at large GMBA is collaborating with the Centre for Development and the Environment (CDE, University of Bern) and the US Geological Survey (USGS) in preparing the Global Mountain Explorer (GME).

GME is an online tool for the visualization and pair-wise comparisons of three widely applied mountain definitions, namely the GMBA mountain definition, the definition proposed by Kapos and co-authors in the year 2000, and the definition proposed by Karagulle and co-authors from Esri.

The individual layers are already available for unrestricted download and use in geographic information systems, thanks to financial support from GMBA and the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI). Alternative access is provided via the Caucasus Geonode of the University of Geneva.

The tool will be available soon!