The Digital Repository which was created for the Psiloritis Geopark will be a digital platform for the collection, organization, documentation and digital rescue of data and documents related to the Geopark.
You can access the Digital Repository by following the link below:
The goal was the recording and digital rendering of useful data and information related to the natural (biotic and abiotic) and anthropogenic environment of the region. The purpose was to collect, document and organize appropriately existing scientific and archival material that constitute documentation for the region, which can be easily shared with interested users, and can be used to support the new tourism product that is being created at the regional level and related to the UNESCO brand (Folk art, local products).
The project includes three (3) parts:
- Developent and construction of a digital platform for document posting (Repository)
- Organization of workshops to inform potential stakeholders and to collect content
- Collection, digitization and posting of documents
The Psiloritis Geopark was founded in 2001 by the company AKOMM – Psiloritis Development Agency of Local Government with the scientific support of the Natural History Museum of the University of Crete. Due to its rich geodiversity, landscape and its undeniable history and tradition, the Psiloritis Geopark has been included, since its foundation, in European Geoparks Network and in the Global Network of National Geoparks of UNESCO.
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Within the framework of the project, on the four-day period 03-06/10/22, OikoM Ltd and MADE Consultants PC successfully organized four content gathering, coding and documentation workshops. Two of the workshops were held in Anogeia (Rethymno), one in Amari (Rethymno) and one in Gergeri (Heraklion).
The workshops aimed to present the pilot format of the Digital Repository and to involve organizations and individuals who have files (photos, publications etc.) to post in the Repository.
Presentation of the Digital Repository by OikoM's collaborators
The workshops were addressed to local governmnet organizations, mountaineering, walking, nature and cultural associations, members of the scientific community whose object is related to biodiversity and geodiversity, cave management bodies, members of the cultural community, as well as ordinary citizens of the area.