Cammini LTER public science engagement event connects LTER sites in Italy and Switzerland

This will be the first LTER-focussed public engagement hike run by LTER Italy to connect LTER sites in more than one country
Cammini LTER public science engagement event connects LTER sites in Italy and Switzerland

Photo © A. Sier

Cammini LTER are informal science communication events developed by the Italian national LTER network, LTER Italy. The events take place along routes connecting two or more LTER sites. Travelling between the sites may involve walking, cycling or kayaking. The main objective of the initiative is to engage a wide audience in the aims and activities of LTER Italy, in order to raise awareness of the importance of studying ecosystems and biodiversity over long periods.

This multi-day hike will take place in the Italian and Swiss Alps and is titled 'From Alpine Lakes to Inner Alpine Forest - A Transboundary Trail across LTER Sites in Italy and Switzerland'. It will be the first Cammini LTER event to connect long-term ecosystem research (LTER) sites in more than one country. Along the way, research scientists will organise a series of talks and field activities demonstrating different aspects of LTER research and explaining the importance of long-term ecosystem observations and studies. Participants will have the opportunity to try a range of science activities.

The event takes from 2-5 September 2018. For full details, please see this Cammini LTER event flyer.

Through the ILTER-funded TRAIL initiative, LTER Italy is sharing its experiences of the Cammini LTER concept, enabling similar trails to be established in other countries that operate LTER sites.

Cammini LTER leaflet front page