Who we are

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
(http://www.iugs.org)





International Associate Organization of the American Geosciences Institute (AGI)

The IAPG has been recognized as an International Associate Organization of the American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
(http://www.americangeosciences.org/)

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Madhumita Das

Geoethical aspects in low income countries

The IAPG is expanding the list of experts (the "Corresponding Citizen Scientist" - CCS) on specific issues related to geoethics. From January 2015, Prof. Madhumita Das is our new CCS on "Geoethical aspects in low income countries".

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Session 6358 - How do we build a healthy geoscience community that better serves society?

Session 6358 - How do we build a healthy geoscience community that better serves society?

AGU-GAC-MAC-CGU Joint Assembly 2015: the call for abstracts is open (deadline: 14 January 2015).
This session is organized by the IAPG-International Association for Promoting Geoethics and will be convened by Anne-Marie Ryan (IAPG-Canada) and Vince Cronin (IAPG-USA)
The Assembly will take place in Montréal (Canada), on May 3-7, 2015.
Information about the session can be found at:
https://agu.confex.com/agu/ja2015/webprogrampreliminary/Session6358.html

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EOS8 - Geoethics for Society: general aspects and case studies in geosciences

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

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EFG and IAPG sign a MoA

EFG and IAPG sign a MoA

The European Federation of Geologists (EFG) and the International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG) have signed on 12 December 2014 a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to collaborate on issues of common interest.
EFG and IAPG shall collaborate in defining ethical problems, also through case-studies, affecting professional geologists, and in promoting geoethical principles and best practices in geosciences among their networks.

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Geoethics_Wyss & Peppoloni_Elsevier 2015

"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


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Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 7

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


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AGU Fall Meeting 2014

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)

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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

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IAPG at GSA annual meeting in Vancouver (Canada)

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).

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Teaching GeoEthics Across the Geoscience Curriculum: Workshop 2014

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


New national section


Canada
Canada

Coordinator: Anne-Marie Ryan (Senior Instructor in the Earth Sciences Department, Dalhousie University, Halifax - Nova Scotia).



United States of America
United States of America

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).

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