Fieldtrip: Geoconservation track – Cohort 2

Fieldtrip: Geoconservation track – Cohort 2

Pangea Geoconservation track students participated in the evaluation of the Nisyros Aspiring Geopark for inclusion in the UNESCO Global Geopark Network.

A special committee of UNESCO evaluators visited the island of Nisyros, from October 30 to November 3, 2022, to conduct an on-site evaluation of its Aspiring Geopark. The content of the geopark’s nomination file was examined and validated in the framework of the evaluation, with the goal of including it in the UNESCO Global Geopark Network, which was submitted in November 2021. The entire project has been scientifically coordinated by Evie Nomikou, Associate Professor of the Department of Geology and Geoenvironment at the University of Athens, who is also the scientific coordinator of the geology of Nisyros Geopark, and Panagiotis Nastos, Professor of the same Department.

During the evaluation days, postgraduate students from the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programme ‘Pangea,’ which integrates the specialisation ‘Climatic Variations and Impacts on the Environment’ of the Postgraduate Programme ‘EarthSciences and Environment’ organized and implemented by the University of Athens’ Department of Geology and Geo-environment, directed by Professor H.Drinia, were also present.

The students were very interested in the entire evaluation process and had many discussions with the evaluators and representatives of the Geopark management.

Good luck Nisyros!!!!