Session outline
Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary(M)
Session Sub Category Intersection(IS)
Session ID M-IS02
Title IGGP of the future
Short title IGGP
Convener Name Setsuya Nakada
Affiliation Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo
Co-convener 1. Name Mahito Watanabe
Affiliation Institute of Geology and Geoinformation, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Co-convener 2. Name Kuniyasu Mokudai
Affiliation Pro Natura Foundation Japan
Co-convener 3. Name Yoshiki Saito
Affiliation Geological Survey of Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
International Symposium 'International Symposium' in addition to Scientific session.
Language English
Scope The Global Geoparks Program that started in the 1990s as an initiative to foster protection and sustainable use of the planet's geoheritage will be merged with the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP), a UNESCO initiative to promote research on geology, in the upcoming UNESCO General Conference in 2015. A new international initiative, the International Geoscience and Geoparks Programme (IGGP) will result out of this merger. In this session we will conduct an evaluation of the achievements of the existing Geoparks and IGCP programs and provide insight on the initiative of IGGP. The session will also feature discussion on the interrelationship between Earth Sciences and Society.
Type of presentation Oral and Poster presentation
Invited papers Patrick J Mc Keever (Earth Sciences and Geohazard Risk Reduction, UNESCO)