National Geoparks are a Network

National Geoparks explain the inner connection of the sensitively interdependent “systems of the Earth.“ This integrated approach requires common action of different disciplines. 

The Geopark Ries fulfills this network mission with a clearly defined management structure that reflects the diversity of themes and tasks. Besides full-time management staff, located in district administrative offices, there are five volunteer expert teams. 

This structure assures the involvement of the necessary experts in addition to a theme-oriented flexibility.