Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme
This 3 year project aims to support existing and aspiring UNESCO Global Geoparks in the northern peripheries and arctic area by exploring its interconnected geological heritage and the many links to natural, built and cultural heritage. This will be achieved through new technologies in geological interpretation and public outreach, such as virtual reality to promote remote areas. It will also demonstrate best practice in governance and management models, and support geo-education for schools, businesses and community groups in rural areas. A shared transnational geological trail will form a basis for tourism, education and economic and social development opportunities. GSI's contribution has helped develop geoeducational interpretation in the Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark, particularly in its Cavan geosites. The project will end in April 2018.
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