36th IGC - International Geological Congress 


India Expo Centre & Mart, Delhi (India)

2 - 8 March 2020


The most important scientific event of the 

International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS)


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS (deadline: 15 November 2019 - No abstract submission fee)

The IAPG organizes the following symposium under the Theme 1 "GEOSCIENCE FOR SOCIETY"

Symposium 1.7 "Geoethics: Ethical, Social, and Cultural Aspects in Geosciences"

Chaired by:

Silvia Peppoloni (silvia.peppoloni@ingv.it) (Italy), Nic Bilham (UK), Peter T. Bobrowsky (Canada), Martin Bohle (Belgium), Vincent S. Cronin (USA), Giuseppe Di Capua (Italy)

Short description:

All branches of geosciences have ethical, social and cultural implications. Geoethics aims to provide a common framework for these concerns, and to discuss on the appropriate behaviors and practices, wherever human activities interact with the Earth system.
The spectrum of topics this symposium aims to deal with includes: 


i) ethical and social problems related to management of land, coasts and open oceans,

ii) socio-environmentally sustainable supplies of energy and geo-resources,

iii) pollution and its impact,

iv) resilience of society related to natural-anthropogenic hazards, and risk mitigation strategies,

v) geoscience communication and education,

vi) culture and value of geodiversity, geoheritage, geoparks,

vii) role of geosciences in socio-economic development regardless of countries' wealth while respecting cultures, traditions and local development paths, and in promoting peace, sustainable development and intercultural exchange.


Acknowledging the role of Geoscientists at the service of society, this symposium, proposed by IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics (http://www.geoethics.org), aims to develop ethical and social discussion on following topics, including case-studies:

a) Theoretical aspects of geoethics

b) Research integrity and professional deontology in geosciences

c) Ethical aspects of geoscience education (including the issue from theory to educational practice) and communication

d) Geoethics in natural-anthropogenic risk management

e) Geoethics for responsible use of geo-resources, including legislation, best practices, and social  acceptance for mining activities

f) Geoethics in addressing global societal challenges

- Abstract submission (deadline: 15 November 2019; no abstract submission fee)

- Symposium 1.7 in the 36th IGC website

- Registration

- 3rd circular (pdf file)


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