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)
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".
Geoethics at IAEG XII Congress in Turin (Italy)
Session 7.3 Geoethics and natural hazards: communication, education and the science-policy-practice interface, organized by the IAPG (room Dublino, 17 September, 8:40-10:10).
In "read more" the link to the session program (6 orals and 15 posters).
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
AGU Fall Meeting 2014: call for abstracts. The IAPG supports two sessions on Geoethics at AGU Fall Meeting 2014 (San Francisco, 15-19 December 2014), that have been proposed and/or will be convened by IAPG members. Read more for information on these sessions and links to submit an abstract.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
Responsible: Anne-Marie Ryan (Senior Instructor in the Earth Sciences Department, Dalhousie University, Halifax - Nova Scotia).
Responsibles: 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
The Italian Commission of Geoethics, inside the Italian Federation of Earth Sciences, is working on an oath for geoscientists. The members of the Commission think that the introduction of an ethical code of conduct that follows the example of the Hippocratic Oath for physicians could help geoscientists to acquire binding awareness of their professional and social responsibilities. For more information, read the paper (download at: http://www.iapg.geoethics.org/pub/6030.pdf), in the Special Issue on Geoethics by Annals of Geophysics, Vol. 55 (2012): A Hippocratic Oath for geologists? Ruggero Matteucci (1), Guido Gosso (2), Silvia Peppoloni (3), Sandra Piacente (4), Janusz Wasowski (5)
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.