UNESCO IGCP Projects
The International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) serves as a knowledge hub of UNESCO to facilitate international scientific cooperation in the geosciences. The IGCP mission includes promoting sustainable use of natural resources, advancing new initiatives related to geo-diversity and geo-heritage and geohazards risk mitigation.
Geoheritage is the appreciation of the Earth’s features
Geoheritage starts with humans, as it is they who view and appreciate their Earth heritage.
No humans = no heritage
Geohazards are natrual events that occur on the Earth, such a earthquakes, tsunami, volcanic eruptions, storms.
When Geohazards impact humans, they may be vulnerable and this vulnerability makes Risk
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co-presented by 'Geoheritage for Resilience' and 'Bringing Geoheritage to Life'
The webinar series started as an initiative to continue knowledge sharing and connecting between people all over the world despite not being able to meet face to face due to the covid-19 pandemic. The first series ran from December 2020-June 2021 every first and last Tuesday of the month.
The 2020-2021 webinar series enabled networking and fostered collaboration between different groups of researchers, artists, and organizations. All of the episodes can be viewed in our webinars page.
Due to the success of the past webinar series, it has been renewed for a new 2022 series, that’s currently on-going.
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Here are project collaborations between the IGCP 692 'Geoheritage for Geohazard Resilience' and IGCP 718 'Bringing Geology & Geoheritage to Life'
Geoheritage in SIDS Report
This survey was commissioned by the UNESCO International Geoscience and Geoparks Programme in July 2021 with a short turnaround for submission by the end of August 2021.
The objective is to provide a succinct overview of the potential for UNESCO Global Geoparks in Small Island Developing States, giving an overview of small island geodiversity, and the state of geoheritage there, as determined by an online search and a questionnaire.
This database is necessarily incomplete due to the short time, the large area, and due to the continually growing nature of interest in UNESCO Global Geoparks, even assisted by the very survey. However, the database serves as a useful foundation with information that can be expanded and used from here on.
The survey is still open to allow continuous input to the database. If you have any information to contribute, you may answer the survey by clicking the link below: