The theme of this conference is “Bringing the Geosciences Together”, with the aim to provide a platform for Southern Africa-based geoscientists to present their latest research. The meeting is to take place at the University of Johannesburg’s Auckland Park Kingsway Campus, South Africa, 18th to 20th July 2018. There is a session titled ‘Geoheritage & Geotourism’ and we urge interested parties who would like to present to submit an abstract as soon as possible before the deadline of 20 April 2018.
Geoheritage and geotourism are rapidly growing areas of interest worldwide. The session is aimed at attracting presentations that highlight the development and promotion of these topics in South and Southern Africa. In addition to the documentation of geosites and geological regions it is hoped that the presentations will also include ideas for the creation of geotourism and educational initiatives and products. To make geotourism products of wider appeal not only to geologists, it is important that other features of special of interest in various areas such as archaeology, history vegetation etc. also be linked to the underlying geology. Career paths for geologists in geotourism, and geoheritage will be explored.