The 1st FC 2010 identified the need for better information on data generation, availability, and accessibility in the Carpathians, especially related to pan-Carpathian datasets. FC 2012 addressed this need by covering the whole Data-Knowledge-Action cycle, i.e. focusing on how data are generated and transformed into useful knowledge, how the knowledge is transferred to policy and practice, and how it can feed back to research planning.
The conference programme discussed the data-knowledge-action circle in three overarching and overlapping themes:
– Abiotic Environment
– Biodiversity and ecosystems
– Human Dimensions