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)
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
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.