Call to host MMV11
The MMV Steering Committee seeks host institutions for the 11th International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas (MMV) in 2022.
Proposals to host the MMV11conference should address local partnership and organization, location, conference venue, digital capacity, conference theme, key dates and preliminary schedule, social events and field-trips, accommodation an funding.
More detailed information can be found here (PDF).
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MMV10, is postponed and will be organized in Lillehammer (Norway) August 16-19, 2021.
Proposals to host the MMV11 are due December 1, 2020.
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Natural areas have significant value as places of rest, relaxation, and recreation. Outdoor recreation is recognized as being an important part for maintaining a healthy and good quality of life. Recreation also stimulates economic development, particularly in rural areas, through nature-based tourism.
It is generally recognized that many factors, such as demographic shifts, economic development, and increased opportunities travel, will lead to future increases in the demand for outdoor recreation. This will also call for management strategies which take into account people’s expectations, needs, and behaviors.
The MMV conference is a bi-annual forum for presentations and other exchanges of ideas and experiences about monitoring and management of visitors in recreation and protected areas and related topics. The emphasis is on policies, problems, practices and innovative solutions, and will therefore be of equal relevance to managers and researchers.
The first MMV conference was held in Vienna, Austria, in 2002 and has since then been organized in different European countries every second year.
The MMV conference provides a forum for research presentations and exchange of new knowledge related to monitoring and management of visitors in recreational and protected areas.
The conference covers a broad range of topics in the fields of outdoor recreation and nature-based tourism.
Emphasis is on policies, problems, practices and innovative solutions, and the MMV conference should be relevant to both managers and researchers.
The MMV10 conference in Lillehammer 2020 is hosted by:
- The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
- Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)
- Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN)
- The BIOTOUR project
Local planning committee
- Professor Øystein Aas, NINA and NMBU (Chair)
- Dr. Monica Breiby, INN (Co-chair)
- Camilla Krogli Hansen, NMBU (Communication Officer)
The MMV Steering Committee:
- Peter Fredman – Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway (Chair)
- Marcel Hunziker – Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (Co-chair)
- Tetsuya Aikoh – Hokkaido University, Japan
- Arne Arnberger – University of Natural Resources & Applied Life Sciences, Austria
- Robert Burns – University of West Virginia, USA
- Jeoffrey Dehez – National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture, France
- Don English – United States Department of Agriculture – Forest Service, USA
- Martin Goossen – Wageningen University and Research Centre, Alterra, The Netherlands
- Yu-Fai Leung – North Carolina State University, USA
- Teresa Magro – University of Sao Paolo, Brazil
- Robert E. Manning – School of Natural Resources, University of Vermont, USA
- Andreas Muhar – University of Natural Resources & Applied Life Sciences, Austria
- Catherine Pickering – Griffith University, Australia
- Ulrike Pröbstl – University of Natural Resources & Applied Life Sciences, Austria
- Mart Reimann – University of Tallinn, Estonia
- Dominik Siegrist – University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil, Switzerland
- Liisa Tyrväinen – Natural Resources Institute Finland
For further information about the MMV10 conference, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.