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Geosciences 2018, 8(6), 190; https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences8060190

Beyond Time and Space—The Aspiring Jurassic Geopark of Figueira da Foz

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City Council of Figueira da Foz, 3084-501 Figueira da Foz, Portugal
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Exploratório Centro Ciência Viva de Coimbra, 3040-255 Coimbra, Portugal
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Geoscience Center, University of Coimbra, 3030-790 Coimbra, Portugal
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Institute of Earth Sciences—Geology Centre, University of Porto, 4169-007 Porto, Portugal
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Received: 1 April 2018 / Revised: 11 May 2018 / Accepted: 15 May 2018 / Published: 24 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from the “14th European Geoparks Conference”)
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Figueira da Foz municipality has a very important geoheritage significance and the local authorities, the population and the academics recognize it. Even though it is a small-scale coast, unique geological and geomorphological features are found. It is well-known due to its international stratigraphic relevance given by the establishment of two stratotypes. The rocks of the region are well exposed along the shore, the archaeological patrimony, the cultural heritage and the biodiversity complete the region with high quality, and provide a global classroom. It is a catalogue of scientific, touristic and educational values that is being used for a long time. Because of all this became officially by UNESCO an Aspiring Jurassic Geopark of Figueira da Foz in 2018. View Full-Text
Keywords: Aspiring Geopark; Figueira da Foz; Jurassic; culture; Mezo-Cenozoic; GSSP; ASSP Aspiring Geopark; Figueira da Foz; Jurassic; culture; Mezo-Cenozoic; GSSP; ASSP
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Trincão, P.; Lopes, E.; de Carvalho, J.; Ataíde, S.; Perrolas, M. Beyond Time and Space—The Aspiring Jurassic Geopark of Figueira da Foz. Geosciences 2018, 8, 190.

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