Report of “Geopark on stricken areas: Disasters and gifts of geo”

Miwa Kuri, Ikuko Miyahara, Shosuke Sato, Mahito Watanabe, Kazuyuki Nakagawa

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We hosted a public forum on the theme of geoparks in disaster-stricken areas at the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. It was found that the participants shared a common understanding that the important tasks of a geopark are to provide content based on the advantages of viewing the two aspects of nature – namely, disasters and gifts – from a common perspective, and to create a network supporting the expert knowledge needed for this content and the skills to convey such knowledge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-436
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Disaster Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Disaster experience
  • Disasters and gifts
  • Geoguide network
  • Geopark

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)


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