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    The VIII International ProGEO Symposium - Geoconservation strategies in a changing world

    Reykjavik, Iceland

    The European Association for the Conservation of the Geological Heritage − ProGEO and the national organizing committee organize The VIII International ProGEO Symposium in Reykjavik, Iceland on 8–12 September 2015. The main aim of ProGEO is to promote the conservation of Europe's geological heritage, including its rich heritage of landscape, rocks, fossils and mineral sites. The theme of the symposium will be “Geoconservation strategies in a changing world”. The aim is to define strategies that benefit and strengthen geological conservation from different angles but with a special focus on four main questions:
    • How to secure integrity of geosites under threat?
    • What is sustainable use of a geosite?
    • Is mining and quarrying compatible with geoconservation?
    • How to incorporate geological heritage in Environmental Impact Assessments?
    This involves a broad basis of concepts such as geodiversity, geoconservation, geoheritage, geosite definition and selection, landscape, landforms and physical processes, local and global strategies, geoparks, international cooperation, geotourism, education and interpretation. Poster sessions will be open to presentations beyond the four main questions.