Second Announcement: 2nd Asia-Pacific Geoparks Network Symposium

The Second Asia-Pacific Geoparks Network Symposium on Geopark and Geotourism for Regional Sustainable Development (APGNSymp2011)

Hanoi, Vietnam

16-24 July 2011

Download Second Announcement


  1. To foster networking and cooperation between members, aspiring and potential members of APGN, GNN and EGN.
  2. To introduce and discuss the role of UNESCO’s new initiative on geopark and geotourism as a means for comprehensive conservation and wise use of heritage values for regional sustainable development.
  3. To introduce and discuss ways and approaches in geopark and geotourism development.
  4. To stimulate contributions of different economic (state, private, foreign etc.) and scientific (natural sciences and humanities) actors in geopark and geotourism development.
  5. To discuss ways of networking and cooperation between different national holders of UNESCO and other international titles on conservation of nature and heritage.


  • Workshops/training courses, Geopark Fair, Photo contest and Best Geotour Guide Contest: MOD Palace Hotel, 33A PHam Ngu Lao Street – Hanoi – Vietnam.
  • Symposium: MOD Palace Hotel, 33A Pham Ngu Lao Street – Hanoi – Vietnam.
  • Fieldtrip and Excursion: a) Thang Long Imperial Citadel World Cultural Heritage; b) Dong Van Karst Plateau Global Geopark; c) Ha Long Bay World Natural Heritage; and d) Cat Ba Archipelago Biosphere Reserve, Vietnam.



  • Extended abstracts will be printed in the Symposium Proceeding (including CD)
  • Desired and selected full papers will be published in the Journal of Geology (series B, English version), issued by the General Department of Geology and Mineral Resources, Vietnam.

Application Form:
Please register online through the Symposium website

Hotel/Visa/Flight and Reservation:
Detailed information can be found on the Symposium website.

Symposium Secretariat:
For further information and all correspondence:

Ms. Do Ngoc Huyen
Department of Science-Technology and International Cooperation
Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources (VIGMR), Thanh Xuan, Hanoi, Vietnam
E-mail:;  or


Originated from: more info

About the author