Speakers

Teaching Staff

 

Prof. Patrick Mc Keever
UNESCO
Chief of Section, Earth Sciences and Geohazard Risk Reduction
secretary, UNESCO Global Geoparks
Secretary of the IGCP
EES/EGR
Natural Sciences Sector

 

Dr. Guy Martini
Director of Haute-Provence Geopark, France
Chair, UNESCO Global Geoparks Council
General Secretary, Global Geoparks Network (GGN)
Advisory Committee of the European Geoparks Network

 

Prof. Ibrahim Kommoo
Chair, Langkawi Research Center (PPL),
Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI) UKM
Vice Chair, UNESCO Global Geoparks Council
Vice President, Global Geoparks Network (GGN)Coordinator, Asia Pacific Geoparks Network (APGN)
Advisor, Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark

 

Prof. Xiaochi Jin
Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, P.R. China
Vice President, Global Geoparks Network (GGN)
UNESCO Global Geoparks Council Member
Advisory Committee of the Asian Pacific Geoparks Network

 

Dr. Kristin Rangnes
Director of Gea Norvegica UNESCO Global Geopark, Norway
UNESCO Global Geoparks Council Member
Global Geoparks Network (GGN) Treasurer
Coordinator of the European Geoparks Network

 

Prof. Setsuya Nakada
Volcano Research Center – The University of Tokyo, Japan
Global Geoparks Network (GGN) Advisory Committee Chair
Asian Pacific Geoparks Network Vice Coordinator

 

Dr. Melanie Border
Manager of English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark, UK
UNESCO Global Geoparks Council Member
Global Geoparks Network (GGN) ExB Member

 

Dr. Mauricio Burlando
Director of Beigua UNESCO Global Geopark, Italy
UNESCO Global Geoparks Council Member
Global Geoparks Network (GGN) ExB Member

 

Prof. Patricio Melo
Rector of the University of Cariri, Brazil
Director of Araripe UNESCO Global Geopark, Brazil
UNESCO Global Geoparks Council Member
Global Geoparks Network (GGN) ExB Member

 

Dr. Marie Luise Frey
Welterbe Grube Messel gGmbH
Global Geoparks Network (GGN) Executive Board Member
Advisory Committee of the European Geoparks Network
UGG Expert

 

Prof. Zhang Jianping
University of Geosciences, China
Global Geoparks Network (GGN) Executive Board Member
UGG Expert

 

Dr. Mahito Watanabe
Geological Survey of Japan
UNESCO Global Geoparks Council Member
GGN Executive Board
Advisory Committee of the Asian Pacific Geoparks Network

 

Dr. Mustapha Ouabbas
Director of M’goun UNESCO Global Geopark, Morocco
Global Geoparks Network (GGN) ExB Member

 

Dr. Caralampos Fassoulas
University of Crete
Vice-Chairman of the Psiloritis UNESCO Global geopark Board
Head of the Hellenic Geoparks Forum

 

Prof. Nikolaos Soulakellis
University of the Aegean, Dept. of Geography,
International Institute on Geoparks Development (IIGEOD)
Cairman of the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest

 

Assoc. Prof. Thanasis Kizos
University of the Aegean, Department of Geography
International Institute on Geoparks Development (IIGEOD)

 

Ilias Valiakos
Head of Research and Documentation section
Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest
International Institute on Geoparks Development (IIGEOD)
UGG Expert
Lesvos UNESCO Global Geopark officer

 

Konstantina Bentana
Head of the Education and Communication section
Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest
International Institute on Geoparks Development (IIGEOD)
Lesvos UNESCO Global Geopark officer

 

COURSE DIRECTOR:

Prof. Νickolaos Zouros
University of Aegean, Greece
International Institute on Geoparks Development (IIGEOD)
Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest Director
Global Geoparks Network (GGN) President
UNESCO Global Geoparks Council and Bureau Member
European Geoparks Network Coordinator