The Outdoor Sports Valley (OSV), one of the driving forces behind the European Outdoor Forum in Chamonix and an active lobbying group for the outdoor region of Haute-Savoie in France, will establish its “Mountain Lab Chamonix Mont-Blanc,” a laboratory located in the heart of the Mont Blanc that allows the industry to conduct extensive product testing and research in realistic circumstances on a scientific basis. It has also put out a catalog of its members online. As previously reported, OSV has developed three diplomas in outdoor industry management in cooperation with local authorities and universities.