The International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG) is a multidisciplinary, scientific platform for widening the debate on problems of Ethics applied to the Geosciences.
The IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics is an affiliated organization of the IUGS - International Union of Geological Sciences (http://www.iugs.org)
EOS8 - Geoethics for Society: general aspects and case studies in geosciences EGU 2015: the call for abstracts is open (deadline: 7 January 2015, 13:00 CET). The session EOS8 is promoted by the IAPG -International Association for Promoting Geoethics and will be convened by Silvia Peppoloni, Nic Bilham, Susan W. Kieffer, Eduardo Marone. The conveners invite abstracts on both practical and theoretical aspects of Geoethics, including case studies. The aim of the session is to develop ethical and social perspectives on the challenges arising from human interaction with natural systems, to complement technical approaches and solutions, and to help to define an ethical framework for geoscientists’ research and practice in addressing these challenges. The EGU General Assembly will take place on 12-17 April 2015 in Vienna (Austria). Submit an abstract in the session EOS8: http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2015/session/19081 Read more
"The time for a first book on Geoethics has come." said Max Wyss and Silvia Peppoloni, editors of this book just published:
Max Wyss and Silvia Peppoloni (Eds) Geoethics, Ethical Challenges and Case Studies in Earth Sciences 2015, p. 450, Elsevier, ISBN 978-0127999357 Read more
A new book containing 22 articles on Geoethics from the IAEG 2014 Congress, recently published:
Giorgio Lollino, Massimo Arattano, Marco Giardino,
Ricardo Oliveira, Silvia Peppoloni (Eds.)
Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 7
Education, Professional Ethics and Public Recognition of Engineering Geology
Set: Engineering Geology for Society and Territory
2014, XVII, 274 p. 103 illus., 86 illus. in color, Springer Read more
We will be there!
IAPG will attend the AGU Fall Meeting 2014 in San Francisco (USA) and will contribute to the Poster Session ED23D: Teaching GeoEthics Across the Geoscience Curriculum (Tuesday, December 16, 2014). Link: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm14/meetingapp.cgi#Session/2751 The session is organized by colleagues of the IAPG-USA section: David Mogk (Montana State University, USA) and John Geissman (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
The "Geoethical Promise" The IAPG is proud to announce that Italian colleagues (among them, the IAPG Secretary General, Silvia Peppoloni) have proposed a Hippocratic-like oath for geoscientists: a geoethical promise. The formula in "read more" Read the article just published in Episodes: Matteucci R., Gosso G., Peppoloni S., Piacente S., Wasowski J. (2014). The Geoethical Promise: A Proposal. Episodes, vol. 37, n. 3, pp. 190-191: http://www.episodes.co.in/contents/2014/September/pp190-191.pdf Read more
Science Festival in Genoa Conference "Which risks are you willing to take? A dialogue between nature, reason and technology", a debate between a geologist (Silvia Peppoloni, IAPG Secretary General) and a philosopher (Simona Morini, University of Venice, Italy). 26 October 2013, 17:00, Genova (Italy). Conference description (in Italian): http://geoeticaitalia.blogspot.it/2014/10/quali-rischi-sei-disposto-correre-un.html The IAPG-Italy patronizes this event. Read more
The "Corresponding Citizen Scientist" of the IAPG
The IAPG is creating a list of experts on specific issues related to geoethics. These colleagues have a new "function" in the IAPG: the "Corresponding Citizen Scientist" (CCS).
Our first Corresponding Citizen Scientists are Martin Bohle (Directorate General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission) on "Interdisciplinary explorations for main-streaming interest in Earth sciences topics" and Tony Mayer (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) on "Research Integrity".
IAPG at GSA annual meeting in Vancouver (Canada)
The IAPG will be present at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA) with an oral presentation by Silvia Peppoloni, Giuseppe Di Capua and Peter Bobrowsky, titled: "Geoethics: building an ethical framework of reference for research and practice in geosciences" (abstract n. 246211 in the session number 265 "Geoscience Education: Research and Practice", scheduled for Wednesday, 22 October 2014, in the Vancouver Convention Center-West; this session begins at 8:00 AM).
Susan Kieffer will be awarded the Penrose Medal from the Geological Society of America The IAPG is proud to announce that its Vice-President, Susan Kieffer, will receive the GSA"s most prestigious recognition in geology during the next GSA annual meeting, that will be held in Vancouver (Canada) on October 2014. In "read more" the motivation. Read more
Teaching GeoEthics Across the Geoscience Curriculum: Workshop 2014 The Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College (SERC) Chico Hot Springs, Pray, Montana (USA) 10-13 June 2014 Keynote speech by Silvia Peppoloni titled "Foundations of Geoethics": listen to the presentation (MP3 Audio 28.6MB, Jun 10 2014) Program: http://serc.carleton.edu/geoethics/program.html
Coordinator: Anne-Marie Ryan (Senior Instructor in the Earth Sciences Department, Dalhousie University, Halifax - Nova Scotia).
Coordinators: Vincent S. Cronin (Professor of Geology at the Department of Geology, Baylor University, Texas) and Cindy M. Palinkas (Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point Laboratory).
Other national sections
This is the first volume of an international scientific journal that is dedicated to issues of Geoethics and geological culture. Geoscientists question their role in society and the responsibilities that they have to assume as scholars of the planet Earth and experts of the territory; they highlight the need for a rediscovery of the cultural values of geology as a science that can contribute to the construction of a correct social knowledge, and the need to be aware that Geoethics cannot exist without a real awareness among geoscientists of the cultural value of the Earth sciences.