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[MIS02-04] Activity of the Japanese Geoparks Network and the Japan Geopark Committee -constructing good relationship between society and geoscientists-
Keywords:Geopark, International Geosciences and Geoparks Program, Japanese Geoparks Network
Now evaluation of geoparks are conducted both JGC members and experts from JGN members. Those evaluators and candidates for new evaluators have a workshop every year to discuss how to evaluate geoparks based on the GGN guideline. Geologists and other specialists in member geoparks of the JGN plays a key part in network activity such as workshops on various themes and daily discussion by e-mail. Through the evaluation process scientists, specialist and local people can exchange their opinion on geopark.
By the process described above, JGN and JGC have been effective umbrella under which people of various back ground can cooperate for local community. JGN and JGC hve been and will play an important role to make our society more sustainable through the cooperation between earth scientists and citizens.