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The International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG) is a multidisciplinary, scientific platform for widening the debate on problems of Ethics applied to the Geosciences.

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IUGS - International Union of Geological Sciences

The IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics is an affiliated organization of the IUGS - International Union of Geological Sciences


Session NH9.8 "Geoethics: ethical challenges in communication, geoeducation and management of natural hazards"

EGU - General Assembly, Vienna 29 April 2014
Room G6 (from 10:30)

Convener: Silvia Peppoloni
Co-Conveners: Susan W. Kieffer, Eduardo Marone, Yuriy Kostyuchenko, Joel Gill

Oral presentations: Room G6 - Tuesday 29 April 2014, 10:30-12:00, 13:30-15:00; 15:30-17:00

Poster Summaries & Discussions (oral presentation of posters): Session PSD22.13, Tuesday, 29 April 2014, 08:30-09:15 (Room R5)
Display Time: Tuesday, 29 April 2014, 08:00-19:30
Attendance Time: Tuesday, 29 April 2014, 17:30-19:00

Programme: http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2014/orals/14404

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Montreal Statement on Research Integrity in Cross-Boundary Research Collaborations

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Dr. Silvia Peppoloni took an oral presentation at the 3rd WCRI in Montreal (5-8 May 2013) titled "Geoethics: A challenge for research integrity in geosciences" by Silvia Peppoloni, Peter Bobrowsky and Giuseppe Di Capua.

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An oath for geoscientists
An oath for geoscientists

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)

  1. Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Rome, Italy
  2. Università Statale di Milano, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra "A. Desio", Milan, Italy
  3. Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Rome, Italy
  4. Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Modena, italy
  5. Istituto di Ricerca per la Protezione Idrogeologica, Consorzio nazionale della Ricerca (CNR), Bari, Italy
During the 34th International Geological Congress in Brisbane (Australia), Silvia Peppoloni (Secretary General of the IAPG) presented a preliminary formula of the oath, by the Italian Commission of Geoethics, that will be published soon in the IAPG webpages.

Annals of Geophysics
Geoethics and geological culture Special Issue of Annals of Geophysics Vol 55, No 3 (2012)

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.