Working Groups

GGN WORKING GROUPS FRAMEWORK [pdf]

GGN – THEMATIC WORKING GROUPS

Working Groups may be authorised by the Executive Board to implement programmes and activitys, and to serve as a channel of communication between members of the GGN with similar scientific and professional interests”.

The GGN ExB defined the operational framework of the Working Groups and decided to establish thematic GGN Working Groups. Working Groups will be formed after a decision of the GGN ExB and will have geographical representation.

The GGN ExB discussed the establishment the following GGN Working Groups.

Working GroupsProposed members
GeohazardsSetsuya Nakada, University of Tokyo (Japan)
Charalampos Fassoulas, Psiloritis UGGp (Greece)
Ibrahim Komoo, University Malaysia Terengganu (Malaysia)
Alessia Amorfini, Apuan Alps UGGp (Italy)
GEOLAC Representative
Geological heritage & GeodiversityAsier Hilario, IUGS International Commission on Geoheritage Chair, Basque Coast UGGp (Spain)
Jianping Zhang, University of Geosciences (P.R. China)
Ibrahim Komoo, University Malaysia Terengganu (Malaysia)
Xiaochi Jin, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences (P.R. China)
John Calder, Cliffs of Fundy UGGp/CGN (Canada)
Ding Haiyang, Taishan UGGp (P.R. China)
Geodiversity and BiodiversityStéphane Legal, Luberon UGGp (France)
Chris Woodley-Stewart, North Pennines AONB UGGp (UK)
Joshua Mwankunda, Ngorongoro Lengai UGGp (Tanzania)
Manuel Schilling, Kütralkura UGGp (Chile)
Xiaochi Jin, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences (P.R. China)
Norhayati Ahmad, National University of Malaysia (UKM)
Manda Maggs, Tumbler Ridge UGGp (Canada)
Climate Change & SDGs implementationJutta Weber, Bergstraße-Odenwald UGGp (Germany)
Elizabeth Silva, GGN Advisory Committee Chair (Portugal)
Mega Fatimah Rosana, Ciletuh – Palabuhanratu UGGp (Indonesia)
Mohammed Boutakyout, M’Goun UGGp (Morocco)
WANG Lulin (P.R. China)
Li Wei, Huangshan UGGp (P.R. China)
TourismCarlos Neto de Carvalho, Naturtejo da Meseta Meridional UGGp (Portugal)
Marie-Luise Frey, Welterbe Grube Messel gGmbH (Germany)
Aniello Aloia, Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni UGGp (Italy)
Frances Heydeman, Stonehammer UGGp (Canada)
CHAN Yu Nam, Hong Kong UGGp (P.R. China)
Zhu Guohang, Ningde UGGp (P.R. China)
GEOLAC Representative
EducationJose Maria Barerra, Villuercas Ibores Jara (Spain)
Sarah Gamble, Canadian Geoparks Network Chair (Canada)
Noritaka Matsubara, San’in Kaigan UGGp (Japan)
Artur Sá, University of Trás-os-Montes & Alto Douro, Arouca UGGp (Portugal)
Konstantina Bentana, Lesvos Island UGGp (Greece)
Ye Qingzi, Xiangxi UGGp (P.R. China)
GEOLAC Representative
Island and Coastal areas / Water / OceanKazuhiro Nobe, Oki Islands UGGp (Japan)
Elizabeth Silva, GGN Advisory Committee Chair (Portugal)
Elena Mateo, Lanzarote and Chinijo Islands UGGp (Spain)
Alireza Amrikazemi, Qeshm Island UGGp (Iran)
Melanie Border, English Riviera UGGp (UK)
Νickolas Zouros, Global Geoparks Network President, Lesvos Island UGGp (Greece)
Indigenous peopleGuy Martini, UNESCO Global Geoparks Council Chair (France)
Patricio Melo, Universidade Regional do Cariri (Brazil)
Ibrahim Komoo, University Malaysia Terengganu (Malaysia)
Martina Paskova, Bohemian Paradise UGGp (Czechia)
Ramadhani Khatibu, Ngorongoro Lengai UGGp (Tanzania)
Sarah Behn, Canadian Geoparks Network (Canada)
HeritageAlexandru Andrasanu, Haţeg Country UGGp (Romania)
Guy Martini, UNESCO Global Geoparks Council Chair (France)
APGN Representative
GEOLAC Representative
CGN Representative
International NetworkingArtur Sá, University of Trás-os-Montes & Alto Douro, Arouca UGGp (Portugal)
José Luis Palacio Prieto, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mixteca Alta UGGp, Oaxaca UGGp (Mexico)
Driss Achbal, M’Goun UGGp (Morocco)
Asier Hilario IUGS International Commission on Geoheritage Chair, Basque Coast UGGp (Spain)
Νickolas Zouros, Global Geoparks Network President, Lesvos Island UGGp (Greece)
CommunicationΝickolas Zouros, Global Geoparks Network President, Lesvos Island UGGp (Greece)
Guy Martini, UNESCO Global Geoparks Council Chair (France)
Kana Furusawa, Japanese Geoparks Network, Muroto UGGp (Japan)
Tony Ramsey, Fforest Fawr UGGp (UK)
Javier López Caballero, Villuercas Ibores Jara UGGp (Spain)
Sarah Behn, Canadian Geoparks Network (Canada)
Zheng Yuanyuan, CGN (P.R. China)
GEOLAC Representative
Cooperating membersJianping Zhang, University of Geosciences (P.R. China)
Marie-Luise Frey, Welterbe Grube Messel gGmbH (Germany)
Kristin Rangnes, Gea Norvegica UGGp (Norway)
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