Global Network of National Geoparks

First Circular of 4th APGN Symposium

Source :San’in Kaigan Geopark, Japan Published :October 13, 2014


The 4th Asia-Pacific Geoparks Network San’in Kaigan Symposium



The aim of Geopark is “to promote sustainable development of the region by preserving valuable geological heritages, and making use of them in education, science and tourism.”

The 4th Asia-Pacific Geoparks Network Symposium will be held in the San’in Kaigan Global Geopark, Japan and will provide participants from Asia-Pacific National Geoparks with the opportunity to actively share ideas while deepening understanding among APGN members. We are very pleased to share the activities and results of the Japanese Geoparks Network with the Asia-Pacific region.

* China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, and Vietnam are currently members of the APGN. The 1st APGN Symposium was held in Malaysia, the 2nd symposium in Vietnam, and the 3rd symposium in Korea. The 4th APGN Symposium will be held for the first time in Japan.



“Geoparks : Networking and Society”


4.Session Topics

● The Sea and People’s Lives

● Cultural Heritage and Geostories

Conservation and Interpretation of Nature


Sustaining Local Communities

Education (School, University and Life-long Learning)

Geohazard Risk Reduction, Prevention and Mitigation

Management and Networking

Aspiring Geoparks

Improvements based on Assessment and Recommendations



September 16(Wed) – 20(Sun), 2015



Kyoto Prefecture(Kyotango City)

Hyogo Prefecture(Toyooka City, Kami Town, Shin’onsen Town)

Tottori Prefecture(Tottori City, Iwami Town)


7.Tentative Schedule(Important Date)

December, 2014

・Second Circular

・Abstract submission open

・Poster submission open

・Registration open

・Geopark Fair application open

March, 2015

・Abstract deadline

・Poster deadline

・Early registration deadline

・Geopark Fair application deadline

June, 2015

・Registration deadline

・Notification of abstract acceptance



The 4th Asia-Pacific Geoparks Network San’in Kaigan Symposium Organizing Committee



●TOKYO (Narita) ---bus (1h) ---TOKYO (Haneda) ---airplane (1h20min) ---TOTTORI---train (2h) ---TOYOOKA

●OSAKA (Kansai) ---bus (1h15min) ---OSAKA (Itami) ---airplane (40min) ---TAJIMA---bus (15min) ---TOYOOKA

●OSAKA (Kansai) ---bus (50min) ---Osaka---train (2h30min) ---TOYOOKA


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APGN 2015 Symposium Secretariat

San’in Kaigan Geopark Promotion Council

7-11, Saiwai-cho, Toyooka City, Hyogo, 668-0025, JAPAN