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The geoheritage of the Czech Republic presents a basis for geoconservation and geotourism activities which have a long tradition in the region. Sites of geological and geomorphological interest have been appreciated for a long time, and from the nineteenth century, some have been declared as...
The popularisation of geomorphology requires the selection of sites of scientific and educational interest. Several methods can be used for such geomorphosite selection. The method set out here is based on two stages. The first is an integrated analysis of landforms (from main geomorphological...
The largest European cities are characterised by millennia of urbanisation. ‘Man-made layering’ over time has modified the original natural setting on which these cities have developed, but an expert eye can often still recognise the ancient geomorphological features of the landscape. We show an...
Due to the renewed interest for sites of geological interest, both in nature conservation and tourist sectors, numerous regional and national geosite inventories have been carried out in several countries during the last two decades. Several research groups discussed methodological issues, in...
The cultural value of geomorphological heritage (i.e., geomorphosites) is universally recognised and at the same time the interest on its mutability, as a consequence of both natural-climate and human pressure, is growing. In some cases a sudden increase in the velocity of processes can cause...
This paper proposes a methodology to integrate 49 geomorphosites, identified and described in San Lucano Valley (Belluno, Italy), in the technological platform developed by the 2-year long Openalp 3D project (
). The valley that has been inscribed since 2009 on the UNESCO World...
The paper focuses on a site of outstanding scenery located along the NW coast of the Island of Gozo (Malta, central Mediterranean Sea), which was included in Malta’s UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List in 1998 on the basis of the four criteria related to natural properties. The aim of the study...
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