Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

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[O-08] How to make the image of the earth's phenomenon to the general people in the Geopark

Sun. May 26, 2019 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall8, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Noritaka Matsubara(Graduate School of Regional Resource Management, University of Hyogo), Yayoi ICHIHASHI(Sado Island Geopark Promotion Office), Hokuto Obara(Mine-Akiyoshidai Karst Plateau Geopark Promotion Council), Marekazu OHNO(Unzen Volcanic Area Geopark Promotion Office)

[O08-P25] Understanding of regional scientific importance by local Residents – In case of San’in Kaigan UNESCO Global Geopark

*Noritaka Matsubara1 (1.Graduate School of Regional Resource Management, University of Hyogo)

Keywords:geopark, geo-communication, earth's phenomenon

Regional self-support is very important things in local community. And one of the important roles of geopark activities is resident understanding of the regional scientific importance and features. UNESCO Global Geoparks give international recognition for sites that promote the importance and significance of protecting the Earth's geodiversity through actively engaging with the local communities. For this purpose, it is important that local residents participate in geopark activities positively. However, it is difficult for local residents to understand regional scientific importance and local geological phenomena.
So, we started “geo-communication” with local people. For example, we created “Geopark foot pass” and “geopark walking map” in cooperation with local people, to promote better understanding and communication with local people, government and academia involved in geopark activities. Local residents could understand geological features through this activity. In this poster, I would like to introduce our “geo-communication” activities.