Discover the achievements of the NPA projects

Seven years of cooperation between people, communities, and organisations across thousands of kilometres made a difference in the Northern Periphery and Arctic regions.

Browse the NPA map of results to discover our stories of cooperation. Pick a dot from the map and scroll down to read  about people who have met similar minded colleagues and together found solutions for their shared challenges.

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Geology closer to people

Educating people about geological heritage

Drifting Apart helped to develop new exhibitions and facilities at the Coastal Zone Centre and promoted local geo heritage through the GeoVR. Training courses were organized for primary/secondary school teachers and local tour guides to inform them about new GeoVR possibilities. After the courses, tour guides felt more knowledgeable and confident in giving the tours and teachers were highly interested in using the geoVR to teach children about geology and geography. Free community workshops were also organized for locals to discover the geology in the area and remind the ancient connections with other continents.


Richard Connor

Causeway Seafishing Company

The information sessions were great. Visitors always want to know about the coastline and it’s great when I can talk about the geology confidently and link to other places like Scotland or the volcanoes in Iceland. I direct passengers to the Coastal Zone visitor centre close-by to use the GeoVR. There's a lot of interest in geology tours and I'm glad I know more now so I can provide them. I’m interested in finding out about the area becoming a Geopark too.