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Welcome to the 6th International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas,
Stockholm, Sweden, August 21-24, 2012

Outdoor Recreation in Change - Current Knowledge and Future Challenges

The 6th International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas was successfully closed Friday August 24. The organizing committee would like to express our gratitude to all participants, presenters, keynote speakers and sponsors. Thank you all for making the conference a successful and memorable event.

The MMV poster award was given to by Karolina Taczanowska, Xavier Garcia-Massó, Maite Pellicer-Chenoll, Luis-Millán Gonzalez and José-Luis Toca-Herrera. The title of their poster presentation was Quantification of the physical activity and physiological constants during hiking in sub-urban recreational sites of Vienna, Austria. Read more about their project in the conference proceedings, page 402.

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Conference proceedings Read more

Conference program Read more

Book release: The presentation by our keynote speaker Professor Thomas Heberlein will be based on his new book Navigating Environmental Attitudes to be released August 27 by Oxford University Press. Read more

Keynote speakers Read more

Dr. Katrina Myrvang Brown, The James Hutton Institute, Scotland UK: Managing difference in shared recreational space: understanding the role of the body, movement and emotion

Professor Thomas A Heberlein, University of Wisconsin, USA and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences:
Attitudes, norms and the art of visitor management

Professor Susan Moore, Murdoch University, Australia:
Current and future issues in natural area tourism

Professor Klas Sandell, Karlstad University, Sweden: Outdoor recreation in change – What about Sweden?

Secretary General Bi Puranen, World Values Survey Association: Values change the world

Director Rauno Väisänen, Natural Heritage Services, Metsähallitus, Finland: Challenges of visitor monitoring and management in protected areas.

Documents to download (pdf)

The MMV presentation

The MMV 2012 first call postcard

The MMV 2012 poster

Pre- and post conference meetings

The MMV conference provides good opportunities to host pre- or post conference meetings. Anyone interested to organize such a meeting are welcome to contact the conference organizers.

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For further information, please e-mail or contact the conference co-chairs;

Professor Peter Fredman

Mid-Sweden University

Professor Marie Stenseke

University of Gothenburg

The conference is organized by the research program Outdoor Recreation in Change ( - a network of scientists from Mid-Sweden University, University of Gothenburg, Karlstad University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå University, Blekinge Institute of Technology and Örebro University.