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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The

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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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/17815

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 Science Festival in Genoa

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.

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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".

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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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Susan Kieffer

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.

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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

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



United States of America
United States of America

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).

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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.