CALL FOR PAPERS

SUSTAINABILITY AND HERITAGE IN NATURAL STONE INDUSTRY

Deadline 31st january 2024

The collection on “Sustainability and Heritage in Natural Stone industry” aims to provide an international forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange information regarding advancements in the state of the art of Heritage Stone related research. The collection will publish high quality, peer-reviewed scientific papers whilst improving communications amongst the different actors. It will also provide extensive information on any latest development of broader interest in the fiedl of Heritage Stones.

III Workshop-cum-Seminar on natural stones and conservation of cultural heritage

Agra –Makrana –Jaipur

1st – 6thDecember 2023

June Update

Important Deadlines

Last date for receiving abstracts (submitted electronically): 30th June, 2023

Abstract acceptance will be communicated by 31st July, 2023

Last date for payment of Registration fee: 15th August, 2023 

2023 EGU session on Heritage Stones

The session EOS1.5 Stone Heritage and Geological Heritage Sites has been accepted for EGU2023. Please see the details of the session following the website www-egu23.eu . Do not forget to send your contributions before the deadline, by 10 January 2023.

RATIFICATION OF NEW 10 HERITAGE STONES IN OCTOBER 2022

Following the 10 new Heritage Stones Recognized by International Commision on Geoheritage:

Alwar Quartzite of India

Jaisalmer limestone of India

Deccan Basalt of India

Bernardos Phyllite of Spain

Brecha da Arrabida of Portugal

Connemara marble of Ireland

Echantillon stone of France

Rochlitz porphyry tuff of Germany

Tezoantla tuff of Mexico

Tyndal stone of Canada

GEOSCIENCES FOR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE 2022

September 2022

Sesssion 5: Sustainability in dimension and ornamental stones industry (from exploitation to application)

Within the session 5 Sustainability in dimension and ornamental stones industry (from exploitation to application) interesting presentation concerning both heritage and dimension stones with the goal of sustainability. At the following tlink the list of contributions.

https://www.geoscienze.org/torino2022/BECong/sessione_programma.php?sessione2=8

A picture of some participants at the end of session5 – SGi SIMP22

THE FIRST 100 IUGS GEOLOGICAL HERITAGE SITES

During its main 60th anniversary celebration, the IUGS is pleased to present the “First 100 IUGS Geological Heritage Sites” at an event in Zumaia, Basque Coast UGGp (Spain).

This announcement will kick off an endeavor to designate geological sites  from around the world that are iconic, recognized by all geoscience community for their impact in understanding the Earth and its history. More than 200 specialists from almost 40 nations and ten international organisations, are taking part in it.

The First 100 aspires to be an unforgettable event that ends with a spectacular celebration.

Mark your calendars for the big IUGS@60 event. October 25-28

https://geoparkea.eus/en/about-geopark/projects/iugs-globalgeosites

2nd INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON HERITAGE STONES

II international Workshop on Heritage Stones took place, on 5-7 October 2021, at Politecnico di Torino in the marvelous “Salone d’Onore” of Architecture’s Faculty .

Here the final program with all the contributions.

The workshop organized by Politecnico di Torino – Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering, Università di Torino – Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra  e ANIM Associazione Nazionale Ingegneri Minerari, with the support of IUGS – International Union of Geological Sciences, UNESCO Earth Sciences  & Geohazard Risk Reduction (progetto IGCP-  637) and  under the patronage of the Piedmont Region and the Città di Torino, saw the active participation of scientists and stakeholder from India, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Romanian, Spain, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Egypt, Slovenia, Brasil, Columbia, Marocco, Argentina.

Sharing one’s own cultural heritage stones through scientific research was the goal of this three-day meeting with a specific goal to involve young and female researchers as well as scientist from emerging countries.

The three-day program saw the participation of more than 60 participants in presence and remotely.

Special thanks to the keynote lecturers:

  • Prof. Lorenzo Lazzarini Laboratorio di Analisi dei Materiali Antichi – Università IUAV Venezia dealing with “The Red Imperial porphyry: the history of use, quarries and petrology of the most important and ubiquitous stone of antiquity”
  • Prof.  Gurmeet Kaur,  Department of Geology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India dealing with “International commission on Geoheritage and its subcommission with special reference to subcommission on Heritage Stones”

and to ALL THE PARTICIPANTS for their active and special contributions.

The scientific community and the stakeholder of sector took the appointment for the III International Workshop on Heritage Stones in India in 2023 sure to rediscover the atmosphere of scientific passion, friendship and collaboration, which has been the leitmotif of this second workshop .

Natural Stone and World Heritage – 3rd volume
UNESCO Sites in Germany

Edited by Angela Ehling, BGR, Berlin, Germany,
Friedrich Häfner and Heiner Siedel, TU Dresden,
Germany

Natural Stone and world Heritage flyer discount


GHSR’s featured in the Sustainable Development Goal 12 of UNESCO-IGCP

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