Inventário e priorização de sítios geológicos dos Açores: revisão com base no seu valor científico e contributo para a valorização do geoturismo nos Açores
- NomePriscila Lopes de Abreu Santos
- Entidade de acolhimentoUniversidade dos Açores
In the meanwhile, recent scientific and methodology developments in the field of Geoconservation render the strategies applied during the inventory and characterization of geological sites of Azores (2009-2011) outdated, namely the revision of concepts (e.g., geosites, sites of geodiversity, geological heritage) and the inventory systematization, which includes the quantitative assessment of the risk of degradation and the potential touristic and educative uses of the geological sites.
a) Refinement of the inventory of the geological heritage in Azores, by means of selection and characterization of the geological sites;
b) Quantitative assessment of the risk of degradation and potential use of the geological sites;
c) Propose actions for valorization, divulgation and sustainable management of the Azores geological sites, integrated with other components of the natural (e.g., biological) and cultural heritages, with the intention of promoting the regional geotourism.