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
Geoethics: Ethical Challenges In Communication, Geoeducation And Management of Natural HazardsConvener: Silvia Peppoloni Co-Conveners: Susan W. Kieffer, Eduardo Marone, Yuriy Kostyuchenko, Joel Gill Read more
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.See the video Read more
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)
How can we articulate the ethical criterion for geoscientists?
How can the freedom of research and actions be combined with the principles of sustainability?
Where should the line be drawn between preservation and economic development of the geosphere, especially in low-income countries?
How can the relationships between geoscientists, media, politicians and citizens be made more profitable, particularly in the defense against natural hazards?
What communication and educational strategies should be adopted to transfer the value of the geosciences to society?
Prof. Yuriy V. Kostyuchenko (Scientific Centre for Aerospace Research of the Earth - National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and Geomorphology & Earth Science Department, Faculty of Geography, Shevchenko Kiev State University), is the IAPG responsible for Ukraine. Visit the facebook page of the Ukraine section at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/IAPG-Ukraine-Local-Section/566829440048463?fref=ts
Prof. Mamoon Allan (University of Jordan, Amman) is the IAPG responsible for Jordan. Visit the Facebook page of the Jordanian section at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-International-Association-for-Promoting-Geoethics-IAPGJordan-Section/210761242415533
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.