ID41: Mountain huts: a lab to observe mountain transitions


  • Full Title

    Mountain hut, a relevant lab to study environmental and societal transformations in mountain systems with trans and interdisciplinary approaches

  • Scheduled

    Monday, 2022-09-12
    Oral Session:  16:00 - 17:30
    Poster Session: 17:45 - 18:30

  • Co-Conveners

    Victor Andrade, Raffella Balzarini, Philippe Bourdeau, Jacques Mourey, Jutta Kister, Marc Langenbach and Laine Chanteloup

  • Assigned to Synthesis Workshop

    4. Social innovation and community resource management

  • Keywords

    Mountain huts, Mountain tourism, Mountaineering, Social innovation and transition, Cultural and sport practices in mount


Climate and societal changes are leading to profound transformations in mountain areas. In this context, mountain huts are key observatories of the cross effects of environmental and socio-cultural changes. As a focal point of “human-mountain” interaction, they can be studied e.g. in terms of environmental implications generated by specific processes (energy production, water management, etc.) as well as interrelations with touristic practices. In this perspective, new technologies can help collect environmental or human data, monitor processes and foster smart operations management. Recently, transdisciplinary projects on mountain huts have been set up in France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland. Their overall aim is to identify and measure the trends driving the transformation of professional and touristic practices while interacting with the natural environment and contributing to the strengthening of new professional skills. In this context, this workshop invites all people working about, inside and with mountain huts to present their scientific and societal studies or experiences.

Registered Abstracts

ID42: Mountain Protected Natural Areas as Sustainable Development Tools?
ID40: Mountain horticultural agrobiodiversity