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NIC BILHAM (UK) IS THE NEW IAPG CONTINENTAL COORDINATOR FOR EUROPE

Nic has worked at the Geological Society, the UK’s learned and professional society for geoscientists, since 1997. He now leads delivery of its policy, education, media and wider communications activities. He also works with the Society’s Council and senior staff to coordinate strategic planning and reporting. He graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA in History and Philosophy of Science, and he holds an MSc in Science and Technology Policy from the University of Sussex. His research interests include debates around the roles scientists can and should play in policy-making; and the effective integration of specialist, stakeholder and public inputs to multi-disciplinary policy challenges such as radioactive waste management.

He has been IAPG Corresponding Citizen Scientist on "Geoscience communication".

IAPG Executive Council

20 December 2016

MINUTES OF THE 1st IAPG GENERAL ASSEMBLY

16 December 2016

IAPG held its 1st General Assembly in Cape Town (South Africa) on 31 August 2016, during the 35th IGC - International Geological Congress.

The goal of the General Assembly was to outline and share essential information about the last 4-year activity of IAPG, including the financial situation, and to ratify some decisions.

Download the minutes (pdf file)

ELIZABETH SILVA (UNESCO, PORTUGAL) IS THE NEW CCS ON "GEOETHICS AND GEOPARKS"

She is member of the Portuguese Commission for UNESCO, responsible for the Science Sector. From 2016, she is Vice-Chair of the Advisory Committee of the Association "Global Geoparks Network" and UNESCO expert for the International Geoscience and Geoparks Program of UNESCO. From 2012 to 2016 she has been the IAPG Continental Coordinator for Europe.

List of IAPG experts (CCS)

16 December 2016

IAPG SECRETARY GENERAL ELECTED IN THE IUGS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

IAPG is proud to announce that its Secretary General, Silvia Peppoloni, was elected as IUGS Councillor 2018-2022 on 1st September 2016, during the 35th International Geological Congress (IGC) in Cape Town (South Africa).

3 November 2016

NEWS FROM IAPG-PORTUGAL

Paulo Emanuel Talhadas Ferreira da Fonseca (Department of Geology, University of Lisbon) is the new co-coordinator of IAPG-Portugal. He replaces António José Correia de Almeida, and joins Clara Maria da Silva de Vasconcelos in this position.

 

List of IAPG National Section

3 November 2016

NEWS FROM IAPG-IRAQ

Ameer Hayder Khalid (Department of Applied Geosciences, University of Duhok) is the new co-coordinator of IAPG-Iraq. He replaces Saleh A. Lazam, and joins Nawrass N. Ameen in this position.

 

List of IAPG National Section

3 November 2016

ROUNDTABLE: "Geoethics in Peru: implications for geosciences"
XVIII Peruvian Congress of Geology
Lima (Peru), 19 October 2018, 15:55-17:10

This event is organized by IAPG-Peru (SEGCGS-SGP).
Chairperson: Shianny Vasquez.
Venue: Hall Nro. Uno (Polideportivo) site of the Pontificia universidad católica del Perú - PUCP, Lima.

Scientific programme

24 October 2016

A NEW PAPER ON GEOETHICS
in a special volume of the Geological Society of America

18 October 2016

Peppoloni S. and Di Capua G. (2016). Geoethics: Ethical, social, and cultural values in geosciences research, practice, and education.

pp. 17-21. DOI: 10.1130/2016.2520(03). 

In: Wessel, G.R., and Greenberg, J.K., eds., Geoscience for the Public Good and Global Development: Toward a Sustainable Future: Geological Society of America Special Paper 520, 2016, ISBN: 978-0-8137-2520-8

Abstract: 

All geoscience practices have evident repercussions on society. Geoscientists have knowledge and skills to investigate, manage, and intervene on the geosphere, defined as the component of the Earth system constituted by the land surface, the solid Earth, the hydrosphere, the cryosphere, and the atmosphere. This implies ethical obligations. The adoption of ethical principles is essential if geoscientists want to best serve the public good. Ethical responsibility by all geoscientists requires a more active role while interacting with society. Geoethics, which investigate the ethical, social, and cultural implications of geoscience research, practice, and education, represents a new way of thinking about and practicing earth sciences, focusing on issues related to the relationship of the geoscientist with the self, colleagues, and society in the broadest sense. In this paper, we define some of the main values relevant to geoethics.

 

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Other papers on geoethics

8th  CONFERENCE OF THE AFRICAN ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN GEOSCIENCES (AAWG)
Sibiu (Romania), 1-7 September 2016

5 October 2016

IAPG Secretary General, Silvia Peppoloni, will deliver a lecture, titled "Geoethics: a new perspective for geosciences". Ezzoura Errami, AAWG President and IAPG Continental Coordinator for Africa, will deliver a lecture titled "Building bridges between Earth Scientists Worldwide: A Way for Promoting Peace and Strengthening Integration".

IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics is partner of the 8th CAAWG.

88th CONGRESS OF THE ITALIAN GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Napoli (Italy), 7-9 September 2016

Session S36 "Geoethics: a new way of thinking and practicing geosciences"

9 September 2016 (8:30-11:00, Aula A32)

 

In recent years the interest in the ethical issues related to geological activities has grown fast. More and more geoscientists reflect on the role that they can play in society, on their responsibility in making decisions on the territory that may have an impact on the natural, social and economic balances. Geoethics represents a point of intersection for geosciences, sociology, philosophy and economics, dealing with the ethical, social, economic and cultural implications of Earth Sciences education, research and practice. Geoethics focuses on some of the most important environmental matters, such as the georisks management, communication and mitigation, the use of geo-resources, the correct dissemination of the geological knowledge, the improvement of the relationships between geological community, politicians, mass media and the public. It aims to organize effective tools to develop awareness, values and responsibility about the Earth processes and resources within the society, even through the enhancement of geoparks and geo-tourism, and the promotion of values such as geoheritage and geodiversity, also highlighting the usefulness of the geological knowledge in daily life, by promoting disciplines like geo-medicine and forensic geosciences. The conveners invite abstracts on both practical and theoretical aspects of Geoethics, including case studies. The session is promoted by the Italian section of the IAPG -€ International Association for Promoting Geoethics - Sezione di Geoetica e Cultura Geologica della Società Geologica Italiana.

 

Conveners: Stefano Tinti, Francesco De Pascale, Sabina Di Franco, Alessandra Magagna, Silvia Peppoloni 

 

Programme

27 September 2016

GEOETHICS: THE ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY OF GEOSCIENTISTS
A new book on Geoethics published in the Lyell Collection of the Geological Society of London

Peppoloni Silvia and Giuseppe Di Capua (Eds.). Geoethics: the Role and Responsibility of Geoscientists. 2015, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 419. ISBN 978-1-86239-726-2.

Two articles of this book are for FREE DOWNLOAD:

  • Introduction.

  • The L'Aquila Trial (an important case with geoethical implications, affecting the interaction between geoscientists and civil society).

 

Read more about this book and free download

27 September 2016

SYMPOSIUM ON GEOETHICS IN SPAIN
Geoethics in the Congress of the Geological Society of Spain

Our colleagues of the IAPG-Spain organizes the symposium S6: "Geoética".

IAPG Convenership: Domingo Martín Sánchez, Fermín Villarroya Gil, Emilia H. Lopera Pareja.

The congress will take place in Huelva (Spain) from 12 to 14 September 2016.

The symposium S6 is scheduled for Wednesday, 14 September 2016, Sala 7 (Aula 9.3).

Programme

27 September 2016

IAPG AND IAEG HAVE SIGNED AN AGREEMENT FOR COOPERATION

The aim of the agreement, signed on 25 March 2016, is to promote a co-ordinated policy for promoting initiatives and events discussing the ethical, social and cultural implications of engineering geology and favouring the adoption of ethical standards in the research and practice of geoscience community in order to better serving the Society.

The International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG) was founded in 1964 and is affiliated to the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). IAEG is a worldwide scientific society with more than 5,200 members and 59 national groups. The official languages of the IAEG are English and French.

 

List of IAPG affiliations and agreements

27 September 2016

THE NEW IAPG SECTION OF PARAGUAY

27 September 2016

Welcome!

 

The section will work under the responsibility of Moisés Alejandro Gadea Villalba (Department of Geology at the National University of Asunción). Moisés Alejandro is a geologist, who has worked with seismological data for many years in Paraguay. He teaches sedimentary petrology in the Department of Geology at the National University of Asunción. He attended post-graduate and specialization courses in the fields of seismology, petrology and risk management in many countries. Currently, he is getting the MSc. degree in Hydrogeology. He created and manages the website "www.geologiadelparaguay.com.py", a point of reference for finding information on geology of Paraguay.

 

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35th GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE
EUROPEAN SEISMOLOGICAL COMMISSION
Trieste (Italy), 4-10 September 2016

27 September 2016

Session 04 "From school and citizen seismology to geoethics"

 

Internet and social networks have multiplied the direct interactions between individual seismologists and citizens. Observational seismology has entered schools where they can detect signals from large global earthquakes and do real science with real data. Doing real science is one of the goals of citizen science projects alongside augmenting data collection and crowdsourcing observations on earthquake phenomena. Today there is a convergence between scientific and educational seismology projects. Many institutes and individual scientists are active on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks. Smartphone apps are replacing websites as the main source of rapid earthquake information. Communication has also expanded from rapid information to time evolving hazard, risk and even operational earthquake forecasts. These developments change the way we, as scientists interact with society. They present significant opportunities to transfer the value of scientific research to citizens, in order to avoid or minimize risky interaction as demonstrated by the l’Aquila trial.

We invite papers on schools, citizen science or public communications initiatives as well as analysis of their ethical, social and cultural implications.

 

Conveners: Rémy Bossu, Paul Denton, Paul Earle, Giuseppe Di Capua 

The IAPG promotes this session

 

Programme

THE NEW IAPG SECTION OF MEXICO

11 August 2016

Welcome!

 

The section will work under the responsibility of Miguel Rangel Medina  (on the right), President of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) – Mexico Chapter, and President of the Latin American Association of Hydrogeology for Development (Asociación Latinoamericana de Hidrología Subterránea para el Desarrollo - ALHSUD). Since 1997, he is Professor of Environmental Geology in undergraduate courses and of Hydrogeology in post graduate courses at the Department of Geology of the University of Sonora (Mexico), and Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Group on Water Sciences at the same University.

 

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GEOETHICS AND ART

11 August 2016

We are glad to announce an artistic exhibition by our member, Prof. Ying Kit Chan, University of Louisville (USA):

[Artspace] at Untitled presents “GeoEthics: Work by Ying Kit Chan

Exhibition: May 26 to July 16, 2016
Reception: Thursday, May 26 at 5 pm
Location: 1 NE 3rd St, Oklahoma City 73104

 

Environmental ethics - a philosophical study of the moral relationship between human beings and nature and the value that society extends to the environment - is a reoccurring theme in Ying Kit Chan's more than three decades of art making. Utilizing a wide range of media, the artist employs this philosophy alongside Taoist and Buddhist ideologies to examine our relationship with nature, from the mental impact of contemplation to the actions resulting in environmental degradation. The works selected for "GeoEthics" highlight the artist's conceptual development and explore environmental ethics through three themes: oil spills, industrial landscapes, and philosophical thought.

Ying Kit Chan has presented his art work in 200 exhibitions in the United States as well as in Australia, Canada, Ecuador, Germany, Korea, Japan, England, Hong Kong, Poland, Taiwan, and Portugal. Chan has received public awards including two Kentucky Arts Council Al Smith Visual Arts Fellowships (1994 and 2002), a National Endowment for the Arts / Southern Arts Federation Visual Arts Fellowship (1992) and an Urban Council Fine Arts Award at the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial in 1977. He is presently Professor of Art at the University of Louisville.

Facebook page on the exhibition:
https://www.facebook.com/events/666651163484322

Prof. Ying Kit Chan's website: 
http://louisville.edu/art/faculty/ying-kit-chan-m.f.a

IAPG-PERU BECOMES THE SECTION "GEOETHICS, GEOLOGICAL CULTURE AND SOCIETY" OF THE SGP - PERUVIAN GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

The creation of the specialized section "Geoethics, Geological Culture and Society (SEGCGS)" of the SGP - Peruvian Geological Society will be formalized on 6 April 2016, at the auditorium of the SGP. The specialized section was officially approved on 6 March 2016 by the Commission for Scientific and Academic Activities of the SGP.

This section is a joint initiative SGP-IAPG. SGP-SEGCGS is the Peruvian section of the IAPG. SGP-SEGCGS/IAPG-Peru will start its activities with a presentation titled "Geoethics: the importance of democratizing the geosciences in Peru" by Juan Carlos Alejandro Piscoya Quevedo, Planning and Outreach Coordinator of IAPG-Peru. The specialized section on geoethics is the result of the 1st Colloquium on Geoethics in Peru organized by SGP and IAPG-Peru, held on 12 October 2015, in which Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General) and Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer) gave speeches about geoethics and the IAPG network, and of the SGP meeting that took place on 29 January 2016. Congratulations to Sandra Villacorta, coordinator of IAPG-Peru, and to Eng. Carlos Monges Reyes, President of the SGP, for this important achievement.

 

Download the flyer (pdf file)

Download the poster (pdf file)

 

SGP-SEGCGS/IAPG-Peru blog:

http://geoeticaperu.blogspot.it/

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IAPG Flickr Photogallery

2 August 2016

SHARING ETHICAL PRINCIPLES THROUGH CULTURAL DIVERSITY

Translations of the Montreal Statement on Research Integrity

2 August 2016

An IAPG publication edited by Silvia Peppoloni with the English version of the Montreal Statement on Research Integrity and translations in Arabic, Belarusian, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian by: Mamoon Allan, Martin Bohle, Partha Sarathi Datta, Ezzoura Errami, Luis I. Gonzalez de Vallejo, Yuriy Kostyuchenko, Eduardo Marone, Silvia Peppoloni, Megumi Sugimoto, Sunil Kumar Tyagi, Chengshan Wang, Meng Wang, Kyung Sik Woo.

 

Read more in publications (free download)

IAPG KEYNOTE SPEECHES ON GEOETHICS IN USA

2 August 2016

Our co-coordinator of IAPG-USA, Vincent Cronin, gives a keynote speeches on 8 October 2015 at the Annual Ethics Luncheon of the West Texas Geological Society at the Midland Petroleum Club and on 25 February 2016 at the South Texas Geological Society meeting at the Petroleum Club of San Antonio, both titled "How and what should we teach novice geoscientists about geoethics?"

 

8 October 2015

a) Abstract (pdf file)

b) Script (pdf file)

c) Slides (pptx version)

 

25 February 2016

a) Script (pdf file)

b) Slides (pdf file)

IAPG KEYNOTE AT NANO MEETING IN GERMANY

2 August 2016

Our Corresponding Citizen Scientist, Martin Bohle, gives a keynote speech at the meeting "nANO meets water VII" in Oberhausen (Germany), on 18 February 2016.

The keynote is titled "Geoethik: Richtschnur für’s Anthropozän (Geoethics: Guidance in the Anthropocene)".

 

Download slides (pdf version)

Photos (IAPG Flickr page)

Leaflet (pdf file)

CO2, CIVILIZATION AND OCEANS
An article from IAPG Blog

Oceans are the mirror of our civilization

(by Jeffrey Michel, Germany)

 

Read the article in the IAPG Blog

List of articles from IAPG Blog

19 July 2016

Geoethics: more important than ever because of the climate change

(by Jonathan Gómez Cantero, Spain - IAPG-Young Scientist Club)

 

Read the article in the IAPG Blog

List of articles from IAPG Blog

GEOETHICS AND CLIMATE CHANGE
An article from IAPG Blog

19 July 2016

EVENT ON GEOETHICS IN ARGENTINA: GEOLOGIST'S DAY (information  in Spanish)
Chubut, Patagonia (Argentina), 6 June 2016

19 July 2016

Mesa Redonda "Geoética"

Más información: Geol. Msc. Leonardo Ferro (email: geociencias_esquel@hotmail.com)

 

Con motivo de la celebración del “Día del Geólogo”, la Cátedra de Geociencias, Facultad Ingeniería-UNPSJB, y el CPGCH realizarán una Mesa Redonda sobre “GEOETICA” en el marco de los lineamientos planteados por la Asociación Internacional para la Promoción de Geoética (IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics).

Esta actividad abierta a docentes, alumnos y a la comunidad, se desarrollará el Lunes 6 de Junio 2016 a las 18:00 hs en el Edificio de Aulas de la UNPSJB. KM4.Esquel. Chubut. Patagonia Argentina.

 

Website

GEOETHICS AND HUMAN GEOLOGY
An article from IAPG Blog

A need to re-define “Human Geology” from a geoethical point of view

(by Ndzishepngong Kelvin Ngwang, Cameroon)

 

Read the article in the IAPG Blog

List of articles from IAPG Blog

20 June 2016

EGU 2016, Vienna (Austria)
17-22 April 2016

16 June 2016

 

EOS5 Geoethics: theoretical and practical aspects from research integrity to relationships between geosciences and society

 

The session EOS5 was scheduled on Monday, 18 April 2016:

 

-Orals: 08:30–12:00, Room 2.83 (Red Level)
-Posters: a) Display time 08:00–19:30; b) Author in attendance: 13:30–15:00.
 

The call for abstracts of the IAPG session on Geoethics got a great success: 51 abstracts submitted; 4 important geoscience organizations (AGU, AGI, EFG, GSL) and 3 great European Research Infrastructures (ICOS, EPOS, EMSO) have presented their works.

 

The final program with titles and autors of orals and posters is available in the EGU 2016 website and in the IAPG - EOS5 website.

 

Download slides and posters in pdf format

 

This session has been supported by the Geological Society of London. 

 

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IAPG Flick gallery of photos

Report on the session

IAPG-PERU WORKSHOP:
"GEO-ENVIRONMENTAL PROPOSALS FOR LEGISLATIVE AGENDA"
Lima (Peru), 9 June 2016

The workshop "Geoenvironmental Proposals for legislative agenda", that aims to share environmental policy proposals of great importance to reform of the Peruvian State, will take place in Lima (Peru) on Thursday June 9, from 14:00.
The event is organized by the Forum Cities for Life (http://www.ciudad.org.pe/) and the Geological Society of Peru - SGP (through the specialized section "Geoethics, Geological Culture and Society-SEGCGS" - IAPG-Peru).
Engs. Pedro Gamio ex-Minister of Energy and Mines, and Ricardo Giesecke, ex-Minister of Environment and elected deputies will attend this event.
We believe that this space is essential to express proposals and establish communication with peruvian politicians.
The event will be held in the auditorium of the SGP (Av. 28 July 745, Miraflores, Lima). Admission is free.

 

Information in the SGP-SEGCGS/IAPG-Peru blog: http://geoeticaperu.blogspot.it/

15 June 2016

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN EGYPT
A round-table on geoethics

The Egyptian section of the IAPG is actively involved in the organization of the 1st International Conference of the Institute of Africa Research and Studies (IARS), that will be held on 25-26 May 2016, Cairo.

IAPG organizes a round-table on geoethics for young geoscientists.

 

More information in "Events"

Download the flyer (pdf file)

10 June 2016

DESAME 2016 IN MOROCCO
Joint events AAWG-AGN-IAPG

Celebration of DESAME 2016 in Morocco – The Day of Earth Sciences in Africa and the Middle East. Theme of this year: Geoethics, Geoheritage, Georesources and Geoenvironment. Activities take place at the Université Chouaib Doukkali (El Jadida) on 17, 19 and 21 March 2016. In particular, we point out the following events:On 17 March 2016, from 16:00 to 18:00, conference of Ezzoura Errami, President of the African Association of Women in Geosciences (AAWG), and Continental Coordinator for Africa of the International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG). Ezzoura gives a speech titled: “Earth Sciences serving society”. On 21 March 2016, conference of Boumediene Tanouti, past President of the Université Chouaib Doukkali – El Jadida. He gives a speech titled: “Science and Ethics: a conflictual relationship”, followed by a debate about the creation of a reflection group on Geoethics, as a joint initiative AAWG, IAPG and AGN (African Geoparks Network). Thanks to Ezzoura Errami for the organization of these important events and initiatives in Morocco.

 

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8 June 2016

IAPG FOR DESAME 2016

An event by IAPG-DR Congo

The celebration of the Day of Earth Sciences in Africa and Middle-East (DESAME 2016) will be held in Bukavu (Democratic Republic of Congo) on March 20, 2016 from 09:30 to 16:00 at the Hotel Nard on Emery Avenue Patrice Lumumba in Nguba.

This event is organized by the DR Congo section of the IAPG-International Association for Promoting Geoethics, YES-DR Congo, DR Congo AAWG-section, in collaboration with StrongWomen DRC, and a workshop will take place, focused on the following themes:

 

1. Earth Sciences and Climate Change in South Kivu: Challenges, Opportunities and Perspectives;

2. Earth Sciences as a bridge between young and senior citizens in order to strengthen peace and coexistence of peoples;

3. The Congolese women and the natural resources management.

 

For any one who has a presentation or communication about the themes above, please, kindly contact our IAPG-DR Congo coordinator, Jean Robert Mweze (phone number: +243994202800), and/or send a title and a summary of the presentation at:

nshokano@gmail.com, kalikchrist@gmail.com, ilombeg@gmail.com.

 

IAPG-DR Congo has already organized events for DESAME 2014 and 2015.

 

Join this event, celebrate DESAME 2016!

 

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8 June 2016

IAPG IS AN ASSOCIATED ORGANISATION OF THE GIRAF - NETWORK
 

The GIRAF - Network (Geoscience InfoRmation in AFrica) has recognized the IAPG as an Associated Organisation. The mission of the GIRAF - Network  is to support that knowledge-based geoscience information contributes to improve the environmental & economic prosperity of the people in Africa.

 

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27 May 2016

A NEW BOOK

Tsunamis in the European-Mediterranean Region, From Historical Record to Risk Mitigation, by Gerassimos A. Papadopoulos
2015, p. 290, Elsevier, ISBN 978-0-12-420224-5

This book "Provides a much-needed synopsis of tsunami history, generation causes, hazard assessment, early warning issues and risk mitigation in the European-Mediterranean region with global comparisons, making this a universally relevant reference." The topic of the book has important geoethical implications. Gerassimos Papadopoulos is the coordinator of IAPG-Greece.

 

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27 May 2016

IAPG-CAMEROON ON NATIONAL TV TO INTRODUCE IAPG AND GEOETHICS

26 May 2016

“Monday Show” is a Cameroonian television program broadcast all over the national territory through the Cameroon Radio & Television (CRTV) station at Mballa 2, Yaounde – the capital city of Cameroon. The program takes place live every Mondays, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, and it is rebroadcast every Tuesdays between 10:00 am and 11:00 am. The one hour program that is broadcast strictly in English language, seeks to promote and showcase Cameroon’s culture, talents, urban and grassroots development initiatives. The program is usually characterized by musical presentations, discussions with guests of honour, drama, sketches, poetry, etc. On 28 March 2016, the coordinator of IAPG-Cameroon section, Ndzishepngong Kelvin Ngwang, participated on “Monday Show” as special guest. During his discussion Kelvin introduced the IAPG and its mission, talked about the meaning of geoethics and about a project on climate change for young people co-sponsored by the Captain Planet Foundation and The Pollination project. This was the first time such a sensitization on geoethics took place on the State media in Cameroon. The host of "Monday Show" and the Cameroon television viewers were excited to learn about geoethics. It is hoped that from time to time, members of the IAPG-Cameroon will dedicate time to share information about geoethics and IAPG activities to the general public. This activity goes a long way to promote geoethics in Cameroon; but it is necessary for improving the relationship between the scientific community, the mass media and the public: this is one of the goals of geoethics and the IAPG.

IAPG LECTURE ON GEOETHICS IN EGYPT 

IAPG-Egypt organizes a Lecture on Geoethics for geology students at the Faculty of Science of the Cairo University on Saturday 9 April 2016, Hall 21 - Geology Department, from 13:00 to 14:00.

The lecture is focused on what is geoethics and the IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoetics.

19 May 2016

THE NEW IAPG SECTION OF NEPAL

The section will work under the responsibility of Shree Prasad Vista (on the left), Senior Scientist at the Soil Science Division of the Nepal Agricultural Research Council, and Secretary General of the Nepalese Society of Soil Science.

 

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17 May 2016

NEWS FROM NIGERIA

IAPG-Nigeria is officialy registered

From 16 February 2016, IAPG-International Association for Promoting Geoethics - Nigeria is officially recognized as a corporate body of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. 
In the picture the certificate of registration.
Congratulations to Arinze Harrison Ikwumelizeh (coordinator) and colleagues of the IAPG-Nigeria board.

27 April 2016

NEWS ON GEOETHICS
FROM COLOMBIA

5 April 2016

We wish to thank our member Hernando Martinez (in the above picture, third from the right), freelance geologist and Director of "Subsuelo y Geotecnia Ltda", for his precious work in building an IAPG network in Colombia.Hernando gave several oral presentations during several events, highlighting (geo)ethical aspects of the issues treated in his slides (on Geology, Labor risks, Tunnelling, Geology and Health, Geology and Sociopolitical aspects): a) XV Colombian Conference of Geology (2 presentations in Bucaramanga, Colombia, September 2015); b) 4th International Conference in Cali (Colombia, October 2015); c) 4th International Conference of Underground Construction (Lima, Peru, October 2015).XII Geological Conference of Central America (Managua, Nicaragua, November 2015). In addition, Hernando gave other speeches during several conferences at the Andes University and the National University of Colombia (UN) in Bogotà, on hydrogeology (in the Hydrogeological Conversation of Groundwater Supply, April 2015), speleology (for the Speleological group UN, September 2015), geoethics (for the Students Council of Geosciences at UN, September 2015). Finally, during three professional courses he mentioned the necessity of a geoethical approach in drilling deep wells for groundwater supply. Currently, he is motivating young geologists in order to create a Colombian National Section of the IAPG. A big thank to Hernando from the IAPG network!

IAPG AND GEVAS HAS SIGNED AN AGREEMENT FOR COPERATION

4 April 2016

The aim of the agreement with GEVAS is the promotion of policies and initiatives aimed at working on the impact of geohazards (particularly of volcanic phenomena) on society and public health and searching for the Best Practices to face geo-risks. GEVAS Red Argentina is a civil, not-for-profit Association whose goal is to promote actions aimed at developing the “Best Practices” for interaction between Geosciences and Society.

 

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A LEAFLET BY IAPG-NIGERIA
Promoting Geoethics in Africa
 

1 April 2016

IAPG-Nigeria has prepared a leaflet aims at promoting the importance of geoethics and of the development of geoparks and geo-tourism in Nigeria and Africa as a whole, in order to create social awareness about the values of geological heritage and geodiversity for sustainable development.

 

Download the leaflet (pdf version)

2016 OCEAN SCIENCES MEETING
Poster Session: "ED44A: Ethical Principles and Practices in the Ocean Sciences"

15 March 2016

The poster session takes place on Thursday, February 25, 2016, from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - Poster Hall, in New Orleans, Louisiana (USA).
The session si convened by Elizabeth Gordon (Fitchburg State University, USA) and Cindy Palinkas (University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Laboratory, USA; co-coordinator of IAPG-USA).
The session has been supported by the IAPG.

 

Program of the poster session ED44A

NEWS FROM PERU
1st Coordination Meeting of IAPG-Peru

24 February 2016

IAPG-Peru held its 1st Coordination Meeting on 15 January 2016 at the Auditorium of the INGEMMET (Instituto Geológico Minero y Metalúrgico) in Lima.

After a talk about the 2015 activities of the section, our Peruvian colleagues discussed about several plans for 2016:

1) MINERLIMA 2016 (Second Internacional Exhibition of Minerals in Peru).
2) Creation of the section on Geoethics, Geological Culture and Society within the Peruvian Geological Society.
3) 2nd Colloquium on Geoethics to be included in the Peruvian Geological Congress.

A detailed report of the meeting is available here (in Spanish).

 

IAPG-Peru Blog

WELCOME TO IAPG-IRAN
A new section has been established in Asia

24 February 2016

Vahid Ahadnejad (Geology Department, Payame Noor University, Tehran; left) and Sedigheh Seifilaleh (University of Tehran, Institute of Geophysics; right) have been appointed as co-coordinators of the new section.

Currently IAPG-Iran has 22 members. 
Welcome in the IAPG network!

 

List of the IAPG sections

IAPG AND AGU HAVE SIGNED A MOU

24 February 2016

The aim of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AGU - American Geophysical Union is to develop a co-ordinated activity for promoting initiatives and events discussing the ethical, social and cultural implications of geosciences and favouring the adoption of ethical standards in the research and practice of geoscience community in order to better serving the Society.

 

IAPG affiliations and agreements

IAPG IS AN ASSOCIATED SOCIETY OF THE GSL

24 February 2016

The IAPG is recognized as an Associated Society of the Geological Society of London (GSL). The GSL is a not-for-profit organisation, and a registered charity. Its aims are to improve knowledge and understanding of the Earth, to promote Earth science education and awareness, and to promote professional excellence and ethical standards in the work of Earth scientists, for the public good.Founded in 1807, the GSL is the oldest geological society in the world.

 

IAPG affiliations and agreements

WELCOME TO IAPG-CUBA

A new section has been established in America

22 February 2016

Yurisley Valdes Mariño has been appointed as coordinator.

He works at the Metallurgical Mining Institute, Moa (Cuba).

Currently IAPG-Cuba has 6 members. 
Welcome in the IAPG network!

 

List of the IAPG sections

WELCOME TO IAPG-CAMEROON

A new section has been established in Africa

Ndzishepngong Kelvin Ngwang has been appointed as coordinator.
He works at the Ministry of Mines, Industry & Technological Development. He is Founder and Program Coordinator of the Geo-Environmental Resource Association (GERAS).
Currently IAPG-Cameroon has 5 members. 
Welcome in the IAPG network!

 

List of the IAPG sections

22 February 2016

IAPG-Egypt workshop
at the Cairo University

26 January 2016

The IAPG-Egypt (coordinator: Kholoud Mohamed Abdelmaksoud) organizes a workshop on Geoethics and Geoeducation. This event takes place on Saturday 28 November (11:00 am) at the Cairo University, in the Institute of African Research and Studies. The workshop is open to post-graduated students of different disciplines.

 

Photogallery

IAPG AND AEG HAVE SIGNED AN AGREEMENT ON COOPERATION

26 January 2016

The aim of the agreement with the AEG - Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists is to promote co-ordinated initiatives and events discussing the ethical, social and cultural implications of environmental and engineering geology and favouring the adoption of ethical standards in the research and practice of geoscience community in order to better serving the Society.

 

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YOUNG SCIENTISTS CLUB 
Involving young geoscientists in discussions on geoethics

26 January 2016

After a public call, we have selected members for the Executive Board of the IAPG-YSC.
Marie Charrière (Switzerland) is the Chair of the IAPG-YSC (see above).

Other members of the Executive Board are: Ndivhuwo Cecilia Mukosi (South Africa), Craig O'Brien (Ireland), Francesco De Pascale (Italy), Jonathan Gomez Cantero (Spain), Tharwat Hassan (Egypt) (see below).

 

Read more in the YSC page

IAPG AND AAWG HAVE SIGNED AN AGREEMENT ON COOPERATION

11 January 2016

The aim of the agreement with the AAWG - African Association of Women in Geosciences is to promote co-ordinated events discussing the ethical, social and cultural implications of geosciences and initiatives enhancing the role of women scientists in geosciences.IAPG and AAWG have active collaborations for DESAME 2016 and CAAWG8.

 

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