Geoheritage https://doi.org/10.1007/s12371-018-0304-1 EDITORIAL Lovísa Ásbjörnsdóttir The European Association for Conservation of the Geological Heritage 2018 Iceland is a young volcanic island in the middle of the D. How to incorporate geological heritage in Environmental North Atlantic. The land displays a unique geodiversity Impact Assessments (EIAs)? and diverse landscapes composed of volcanic, glacial, geo- thermal, fluvial and costal phenomena. Valuable Earth re- Around 80 participants from 23 countries took part in sources in Iceland are mostly confined to the volcanic the symposium. A great diverse knowledge of zones, the main resources being geothermal, glacial rivers geoheritage, geodiversity and geoconservation were pre- and ground water and they are under constant threat of sented in Reykjavík and introduced in 26 oral presenta- exploitation. It is obvious that important geoheritage sites tions linked to the main questions of the symposium in Iceland may be damaged or lost without effective theme. In addition, 25 posters with various approaches geoconservation and proper management. In recent years, of geoheritage research and work were introduced. there has been an increasing national awareness of the val- At the welcoming ceremony on the 9th of September, ue of geoheritage and the need for geoconservation in the president of Iceland,
Geoheritage – Springer Journals
Published: May 29, 2018
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