July 27 (Wed) - 28 (Thu) 2016 Venue: Toki Messe (Niigata Convention Center)


 Jul 27 (Wed)  14:00 - 17:00 East Asian Network Workshop
 18:00 - 20:00 Welcome Party
 Niigata City,
 Niigata Prefecture
 13:30 - 16:30 Geopark Activity w/ Jumbo Dice Game
 Jul 28 (Thu)    9:30 - 12:30 Keynote Speeches, Example Reports
 14:00 - 15:00 Panel Discussion, Closing Ceremony
 15:30 -     Depart for Excursion
 Niigata City,
 Niigata Prefecture
   9:30 - 14:00 Geopark Activity w/ Jumbo Dice Game
 Jul 29 (Fri)  Excursions
  Course 1 Sado Geopark
  Course 2 Naeba-Sanroku Geopark
  Course 3 Itoigawa Geopark
Course 1 Sado City,
                 Niigata Pref.
Course 2 Tsunan Town,
                 Niigata Pref.
      Sakae Village,
                 Nagano Pref.
Course 3 Itoigawa City,
                 Niigata Pref.

Program Details(PDF,188kb)


Keynote Speakers & Speeches

  "UNESCO Global Geoparks: Celebrating Earth Heritage, Sustaining Local Communities"
 Patrick James McKeever

Chief of Section, Sciences and Geohazard Risk Reduction
Secretary, IGCP, UNESCO

Dr. McKeever has been an integral figure in Global Geoparks since their inception. How can Geopark Activities help build regional societies now that Global Geoparks are an official UNESCO Programme?

  "Geological Story in East Asia - Networks of Water, Land and Human"
 Atsushi Matsuoka

Niigata University
Faculty of Science

An introduction to Geoparks, learn about the Geopark Model and the features and activities of the Geoparks in Niigata Prefecture.

  "Geological Sightseeings in Southern Russian Far East"
 Eugenia V. Bugdaeva

Institute of Biology and Soil Science
Far East Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences

Close to Niigata and yet relatively little known, learn about the nature and culture of the Southern Russian Far East. As a researcher in the Soile Sciences, Dr. Bugdaeva will present the Russian Far East's geological tourism resources from the perspective of the earth.