UNESCO Global GeoParks

Andy Spate’s chief involvement with UNESCO Global Geoparks has been working on the Korean nominations for Jeju Island, South Korea and the Mudeungsan UNESCO Global Geoparks, including preparation of much of the nomination documentation and developing the management plans. These nominations were successful, being inscribed in 2015 and 2018 respectively. 

He has been involved in the preparation of documentation for the proposed Hantangang Global Geopark in Korea. 

He has considerable knowledge of Australia’s only (former Global) Geopark – Kanawinka in western Victoria and south-eastern South Australia. 

Andy has attended and presented papers at several Geopark and geotourism conferences and workshops such as the First Global Conference on Geotourism in Perth, Western Australia, in 2008 and the International Symposium on a Global Plan for Mt. Mudeung, South Korea, Gwangju, South Korea, in 2012.