08. apríl 2021

"Geoheritage, geoparks and geotourism" session in the 35th Nordic Geological Winter Meeting in Iceland 2022

Take part in the 35th Nordic Geological Winter Meeting in  Reykjavík - Iceland, 2022

The Geoscience Society of Iceland is planning the 35th Nordic Geological Winter Meeting, taking place from the 4th to the 6th of January 2022 in the Harpa conference hall (harpa.is) in Reykjavík, Iceland. The plan is to try to have an on-site meeting here in Iceland, but being able to have the meeting entirely online due to the covid situation is also being prepared. The final decision on the meeting format will be made in June according to the Geoscience Society of Iceland.

There have been uploaded preliminary themes and sessions for the meeting according to the link here: Preliminary themes and sessions.  There will be one session about Geoheritage, geoparks and geotourism, and we therefor encourage everyone interested to take part and send in their abstracts when the time comes (will be announced soon).


[IS-3] Geoheritage, geoparks and geotourism

Conveners: Berglind Sigmundsdóttir (berglind@katlageopark.is) and Lovísa Guðrún Ásbjörnsdóttir (Lovisa.G.Asbjornsdottir@ni.is)

The recognition and knowledge of geoheritage and geodiversity has been steadily growing over the past decades. At the same time, increasing demand and exploitation of Earth’s resources has led to an urgent need for protecting internationally valuable and important geological phenomena. National and international inventory and assessment of geoheritage is essential for geoconservation. UNESCO Global Geoparks recognise geoheritage and geoconservation as a fundamental resource in territorial development and promote sustainable use of geological resources through capacity building and education. The aim of this session is to elaborate on how we can better inform our society and decision makers about the importance of geoheritage and the need for protecting it. We invite contributions about geoheritage, geodiversity and geoconservation, geoparks and geotourism. 

Here is the geological report for Katla Geopark to refresh your memory !



Additional information about the meeting and travel arrangements will be added to the page of the Geoscience Society of Iceland here.  

Here is an introductory video of Harpa conference center and hall. (click) 

Harpa, Reykjavík



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