Geoheritage For Resilience
IGCP Project 692 Geoheritage for Geohazard Resilience
Brief Introduction to the project
The full title of the IGCP 692 is “Geoheritage for Geohazard Resilience”
IGCP 692 is a UNESCO Geosciences Programme project (number 692) that aims to use Geoheritage to develop resilience to natural hazards.
It is a UNESCO Geosciences Programme (IGCP) project, that began in April 2019. The aim is to federate geoheritage projects and dedicated geosites around the world that deal with Resilience to natural hazards.
Geoheritage, Geohazards, and Resilience :
Geoheritage starts with humans, as it is they who view and appreciate their Earth heritage.
No humans = no heritage
Geoheritage is the appreciation of the Earth’s features
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.
Resilience is the capacity for the humans to deal with this risk.
The more Resilient you are, the less vulnerable, and so any geohazard has less negative effect on you. Natural events that make hazards can also bring benefits, such as much needed water, good soils, mineral resources. They form the basic needs for the biosphere, and create our healthy environment. These benefits add resilience.
One of our Project Leaders, Marie Noelle Guilbaud, presents the IGCP 692 ‘Geoheritage for Geohazard Resilience” during the Oxford Geoheritage Virtual Conference (25-29 May 202
Earth Processes impact human activity, creating geohazards (earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic activity, flooding, drought, etc.)
Geohazards threaten an increasing part of the world population because of urban sprawl and climate change.
Geoheritage can help us tell scientifically-valid stories of the Earth to raise preparedness
Our Project Network
The project operates by on-line networking, videoconferencesas well as dedicated workshops in geosite areas.
A worldwide project!
A significant number of partners are now working in 18 different countries (shown in black) to improve the vital link between societal responses to natural hazards and the scientific response. The additional partners we wish to include are shown in green.