Andy Spate’s chief involvement with UNESCO Global Geoparks has been working on the Korean nomination for the Jeju Island, South Korea, including preparation of much of the nomination documentation and developing the management plan. This nomination was successful.
He has considerable knowledge of Australia’s only Global Geopark – Kanawinka in western Victoria and south-eastern South Australia. He has attended and presented papers at a number of Geopark and geotourism conferences and workshops.
He is currently working with Professor Min Hur of Chonnam National University on a Geopark proposal based around Mudeung Mountain and Haenam County in South Korea.