EURAC is an interdisciplinary research centre research based in South Tyrol, Italy with a focus on mountain related research. Founded in 1992 as a private non-profit institution, EURAC is divided in 10 research institutes the activities of which concentrate primarily on the fields: Applied Linguistics, Minorities and Autonomies, Sustainable Development, Management and Corporate Culture as well as Life Science. EURAC’s 210 researchers origin from 15 different, mainly European countries. The contributing body for this proposal is the Institute for Applied Remote Sensing of the department for Sustainable Development. Purpose of this research group is the advanced analysis of Earth Observation data and their integration into products and services tackling most relevant environmental issues in mountain areas. It is strongly involved in climate change impact assessments and vulnerability.