The Irish Committee for UNESCO Global Geoparks will host their annual forum online this year.
Time: 10:00 to 13:00.
Date: 12 November 2020.
The keynote speaker will be Kristin Ragnes, Co-ordinator of the European Geoparks Network. She will speak on the theme of Geoparks and Resilience.
This will be followed by short talks by the Irish UNESCO Global Geoparks - Marble Arch Caves, Copper Coast, and Burren and Cliffs of Moher, and the aspiring geoparks, Antrim, Joyce Country & Western Lakes, and Mourne Gullion Strangford.
This short forum may be of interest to anyone involved in geotourism, anyone who would like to learn about the activities of the Geoparks, or to people living in or close any of the Irish UNESCO Global Geoparks or future geoparks.
Everyone is welcome but you must register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/irish-geoparks-forum-tickets-127709549701 to receive a zoom link.
The timetable is below, or it can be viewed as a pdf:
|TIME ||ITEM |
|09.45 ||1. Access to the meeting |
|10.00-10.15 ||2. Welcome and introduction to the meeting |
3. Welcome from Directors of Geological Survey Ireland and GSNI
a. Koen Verbruggen – Geological Survey Ireland
b. Marie Cowan – Geological Survey of Northern Ireland
|10.30-11.00 ||4. Keynote speech – Kristin Ragnes, Co-ordinator of the European Geoparks Network, Member of the GGN Executive Board - 'Geoparks and Resilience' |
|11.00-11.15 ||5. Refreshment break |
6. Updates from Existing UGGps
a. Burren and Cliffs of Moher UGGp
b. Copper Coast UGGp
c. Marble Arch Caves UGGp
7. Updates from Aspiring UGGps
a. Antrim Aspiring UGGp
b. Joyce Country & Western Lakes geopark project
c. Mourne Gullion Strangford Aspiring UGGp
|12.15-13.00 ||8. Q&A session |
|13.00 ||9. Meeting closes |