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GeoConnect³d – Promoting geoheritage and geotourism

June 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

In Europe, there are endless geologic features with significant scientific, educational, cultural, and/or aesthetic value. These areas are commonly well-known by local communities, but rarely incorporated into geological models. GeoConnect³d is a cross-disciplinary project, funded under the GeoERA geo-energy theme, with a focus on providing relevant geological context for anyone interested in geology at surface and subsurface. This is being done through the structural framework model and annotated geomanifestations, which define any distinct local expression of ongoing or past geological processes. These manifestations, or anomalies, often point to specific geologic conditions and, therefore, can be important sources of information to improve geological understanding of an area.


09:30-09:45 Welcome and instructions for interactive session
09:45-09:55 Geoheritage: Protecting geodiversity and raising the visibility of geology in our lives | Guest speaker: Mónica Sousa (Portuguese Association of Geologists)
09:55-10:05 Geotourism: A prominent commercial and outreach opportunity for geoscience | Guest speaker: Glen Burridge (European Federation of Geologists)
10:05-10:20 Tackling the fundamental blind spot: can geology be explained and understood intuitively? | GeoConnect³d speaker: Kris Piessens (Geological Survey of Belgium)
10:20-10:55 Q&A and interactive session focusing on receiving feedback from guest speakers and audience about the GeoConnect³d method
10:55-11:00 General recap of the online event series


Morei nformation and registration here


June 22
9:30 am - 11:00 am
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