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JDR Vol.11 No.3 pp. 425-436
(2016)
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2016.p0425

Survey Report:

Report of “Geopark on Stricken Areas: Disasters and Gifts of Geo”

Miwa Kuri*1, Ikuko Miyahara*2, Shosuke Sato*1, Mahito Watanabe*3, and Kazuyuki Nakagawa*4

*1International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University
6-6-11 Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8578, Japan

*2School of Project Design, Miyagi University, Miyagi, Japan

*3The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Ibaraki, Japan

*4Jiji Press, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

Received:
September 3, 2015
Accepted:
January 3, 2016
Published:
June 1, 2016
Keywords:
geopark, disaster experience, disasters and gifts, geoguide network
Abstract

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.

Cite this article as:
M. Kuri, I. Miyahara, S. Sato, M. Watanabe, and K. Nakagawa, “Report of “Geopark on Stricken Areas: Disasters and Gifts of Geo”,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.11, No.3, pp. 425-436, 2016.
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