THE GEOPARK CONCEPT AND LANDSCAPE SUSTAINABILITY, CASE STUDY IN BOHUSLAN, SWEDEN

Bornmalm, PhD Lennart; Aliyena, PhD Saida; Amunarawa, Ranmalie; Stevens, Prof. Dr. Rodney; Cavalagio, Anna
Abstract:
A Geopark is a demarcated area with particularly interesting geologic heritage. Since the physical landscape is intimately related to both cultural and ecological characteristics, knowledge about geological sites can be essential for management of the resources in these settings. In this context, we suggest the term “Landscape Geopark” in order to stress the regional system perspective. Therefore, various stakeholders need to be included in Geopark planning, including researchers, tourists, seasonal and permanent residents, government offices, NGOs, and local industry. The archipelago and coastal landscape in Bohuslan, along the Swedish west coast, have uniquely influenced historical development of and changes in fishing, farming, and tourism. Stakeholder influence is centrally important for the sustainable, landscape-scale management of both economy and geoheritage. We use conceptual modelling of “system” components and processes to include the qualitative and quantitative information from relevant research and local stakeholders. In particular, the model aims to address the likely consequences in 20 years if a Geopark is or is not established. Although geoheritage is always site specific, Geopark models will allow comparisons between sites and information exchange, for instance in the ongoing PLATFORM project.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2021
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
Geopark; coastal area; conceptual modelling tools; geo-cultural heritage
Editor:
• Prof. DSc. Oleksandr Trofymchuk, UKRAINE • Prof. Dr. hab. oec. Baiba Rivza, LATVIA
Volume:
21
SGEM Book title:
21st International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2021
Book number:
1.1
SGEM Series:
SGEM International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference
Pages:
149-156
Publisher address:
51 Al. Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; Croatian Acad Sci
Period:
16 - 22 August, 2021
ISBN:
978-619-7603-20-0
ISSN:
1314-2704
Conference:
21st International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2021, 16 - 22 August, 2021
DOI:
10.5593/sgem2021/1.1/s01.019
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