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GEOETHICS AT CINAREM '17

19 December 2017

Thanks to IAPG-Cuba, leaded by Yurisley Valdes Mariño, geoethics has been included among the topics of CINAREM '17 - IX International Conference on The Better use of Mineral Resources, that will be held from 14 to 16 November 2017 in Cuba, at the Instituto Superior Minero Metalúrgico de Moa.

The Conference is entitled "For a Sustainable Mining Development".

IAPG is partner of CINAREM '17.

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IAPG IS PARTNER OF ICCCI 2017

19 December 2017

International Congress on Climate Change and its Impacts – ICCCI, will be held from November 29th to December 1st, 2017 in Huaraz City (Peru). Prof. José Macharé Ordoñez, IAPG member, is President of the ICCCI 2017 Congress.

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MINERLIMA 2017

4 December 2017

IAPG-Peru organizes MINERLIMA 2017, 3rd edition of the International Exhibition of Minerals (Feria Internacional de Minerales). This is an important event for promoting geoethics and geosciences in Peru.
Dates: 9-12 November 2017.
Venue: Spanish Center of Peru, Av. Salaverry 1910, Jesus Maria, Lima.

 

The 2nd Round Table on Geoethics in Peru "General Aspects and Case Studies" (2da Mesa Redonda sobre Geoetica en el Perù: aspectos generales y casos de estudio" takes place on 10 November 2017.

More information (in Spanish): http://www.minerlima.com/mesa-redonda-geoetica.htm

Organizers: Humberto Chirif, Catterine Quiroz, Mirtha Villegas, Sonia Bermudez, Carlos Carnero, Carmen Galindo (IAPG-Peru).

Press release (Nota de Prensa) in Spanish

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IAPG IS A MEMBER ORGANISATION OF THE
ICPHS - INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR PHILOSOPHY AND HUMAN SCIENCES

4 December 2017

IAPG has become a member organisation of the ICPHS - International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences on 6 August 2017, during the ICPHS General Assembly in Liège (Belgium).

Martin Bohle​, IAPG Corresponding Citizen Scientist, represented IAPG in the ICPHS General Assembly (held at the World Humanities Conference) and gave a presentation about our Association.

 

IAPG has established a tangible, first bridge between geosciences and philosophy and human sciences. A fundamental step in our strategy to develop geoethics and to promote it worldwide.

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INTERNATIONAL GEOETHICS DAY
Promoting geoethics for all, worldwide

IAPG officially launches the International Geoethics Day on 12 October 2017, during the Earth Science Week 2017.

 

The aim of the International Geoethics Day is to raise the awareness of the geoscience community and society as a whole about the importance of ethical, social and cultural aspects of geoscience knowledge, research, practice, education and communication.

The International Geoethics Day will be celebrated every year during the Earth Science Week.

IAPG works for a respectful stewardship of the Earth: our way to take care of future generations.

1 December 2017

WELCOME TO IAPG-BANGLADESH

14 November 2017

IAPG-Bangladesh will work under the responsibility of Ershadul Haque, geologist/geophysicist (first from the left), and Jahangir Alam, geologist (second from the left), working at the Geological Survey of Bangladesh (GSB).

Ershadul is Director of Geophysics at GSB from 2015, Jahangir is Assistant Director at GSB from 2012.

List of the 28 IAPG national sections

IAH SUPPORTS THE CAPE TOWN STATEMENT ON GEOETHICS

25 October 2017

International Association of Hydrogeologists supports the Cape Town Statement on Geoethics.
We wish to thank António Chambel, IAH President, and the colleagues of IAH Board for the decision taken during the IAH Executive Meeting in July 2017.
Currently the Cape Town Statement on Geoethics is supported by 18 Geoscience Organizations.
GEOETHICS AT THE EADI NORDIC CONFERENCE 2017
Bergen (Norway),
21-23 August 2017
IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics is represented by Martin Bohle (IAPG Corresponding Citizen Scientist). 
He has been invited by Mundus Maris to speak to the panel "Small-Scale Fisheries between Tradition and Modernity – Addressing Poverty Alleviation, Food Security and Social Development through the Lens of Human Rights and Dignity." The panel will discuss implementation issues of the voluntary FAO guidelines for small-scale Fisheries.
IAPG was invited to "… further enrich [the discussions] by developments arising from researching and promoting geo-ethics in the Anthropocene, thus connecting the challenges and opportunities of small-scale fisheries with other global issues".
​Martin's contribution is entitled "Entangling Small-scale-Fisheries-Guidelines, Geoethics and Human Niche".

13 October 2017

WELCOME TO IAPG-URUGUAY !

The section will work under the responsibility of Leda Sánchez Bettucci, geologist, PhD researcher at the Instituto de Ciencias Geológicas (ICG), Universidad de la República, Uruguay. She is Academic founder and Head of the Geophysical Observatory of Uruguay.

More information about Leda are available at the following links:

a) Link 1

b) Link 2


Other IAPG national sections

7 September 2017

GEOETHICS AT THE XX ARGENTINE GEOLOGICAL CONGRESS
Tucumán (Argentina), 7-11 August 2017

IAPG-Argentina co-organizes with GEVAS-Red Argentina the Symposium "Geological Hazard and Geoethics" (Peligro geológico y geoética)
Convenership: Elizabeth Rovere, Felipe R. Rivelli, M.D. Vazquez Herrera, R.A. Violante

Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General) and Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer) represent the IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics at this event, together with Roberto Violante (IAPG-Argentina co-coordinator) and give speeches on geoethics and IAPG, and geoethics in natural hazards management.

Symposium description (in Spanish)

1 September 2017

GEOETHICS AT THE 35th IGC
International Geological Congress, Cape Town (South Africa), 27 August-4 September 2016

1 September 2017

The IAPG call for abstracts was successfull, with 37 abstracts accepted: 30 orals and 7 poster presentations scheduled into 6 oral sessions and 1 poster session.

Moreover, IAPG has organized a panel session to discuss on several key topics of geoethics.

Download abstracts

 

Sessions take place on 29, 30 and 31 August 2016 (Orals in the Room MR 2.41-2.43, Posters in the Exhibition area).

 

Session T12.3 is a joint initiative IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics and TG-GGP - Task Group on Global Geoscience Professionalism of the IUGS.

Sessions T12.8 and T12.9 are a joint initiative IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics, GSL - Geological Society of London, EFG - European Federation of Geologists and EGS - EuroGeoSurveys. 

IAPG programme on geoethics at 35th IGC

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On 24th May 2017, IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics and GfGD - Geology for Global Development has signed a Memorandum of Agreement.

The aim of the Memorandum is to collaborate in the promotion of geoethics as an important consideration for all geoscientists, particularly emphasizing the role of geoethics in delivering sustainable development in low-income countries.

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27 July 2017

THE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF SCIENTISTS POSITION STATEMENT
(By AGU - American Geophysical Union)
 
"... The American Geophysical Union (AGU) Board of Directors approved a new position statement on the rights and responsibilities of scientists on 13 April. The position statement, entitled “The Responsibilities and Rights of Scientists,” emphasizes that the public-serving role of scientists charges them with certain ethical duties, and it also affords them the right to conduct science and collaborate freely. ..."

25 July 2017

EGU 2017 - IAPG SESSION ON GEOETHICS
Vienna (Austria), 23-28 April 2017

Session EOS14 "Geoethics: ethical, social and cultural implications of geoscience knowledge, education, research and practice" (convenership: Silvia Peppoloni, Nic Bilham, Martin Bohle, Giuseppe Di Capua, Eduardo Marone) 

a) Session description

b) Programme:

- Orals

- Posters

c) Photo Gallery (NEW)

d) Download slides and posters (NEW)

25 July 2017

REPORT ESTIMATED QUAKE DEATH TOLLS TO SAVE LIVES
(By Max Wyss, in Nature comment)
 
"... Mobilizing help more quickly in the aftermath of an earthquake will surely save lives ..."

25 July 2017

IAPG-PAKISTAN: 1st BUSINESS MEETING - MINUTES

The 1st Business Meeting of IAPG-Pakistan has been held on 15th May, 2017 at 10:00 AM in the Conference Room of the Department of Geology, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (AWKUM). 

Participants presented their ideas about the subject "Strengthening of IAPG-Pakistan Section".

 

Read the minutes

25 July 2017

On 7th April 2017, IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics and IUGS-IFG - Initiative on Forensic Geology has signed an agreement for cooperation.

The agreement expresses a mutual desire to co-operate on a range of issues in the field of geoethics and forensic geology.

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25 July 2017

On 5th April 2017, IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics and IAH - International Association of Hydrogeologists has signed an agreement for cooperation.

The agreement expresses a mutual desire to co-operate on a range of issues in the field of geoethics and groundwater.

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25 July 2017

SUSAN KIEFFER, A LEGENDARY GEOSCIENTIST!

IAPG is honored to announce that its Vice-President, Professor Susan Werner Kieffer, has been recognized as the 2017 Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist.

Congratulations to Susan from all the IAPG community!!!

 

Read the Press Release by AGI - American Geosciences Institute

26 May 2017

In the light of extreme meteorological events occurred in Peru in the last weeks, IAPG-Peru has released an Open Letter addressed to the Peruvian Society with an exhortation to adopt a series of actions to face extreme meteorological events in order to reduce geo-risks.

 

Read the Open Letter

11 May 2017

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AN IAPG TALK ON GEOETHICS BY NIC BILHAM, IAPG COORDINATOR FOR EUROPE

Nic Bilham gives a talk at the GSL (Geological Society of London) - Western Regional Group on 18th April 2017 entitled "Geoethics, professionalism and me – social and ethical responsibilities of the 21st century geoscientist".

 

Read the abstract and a short biography of Nic Bilham

5 May 2017

5 May 2017

The section will work under the responsibility of Muhammad Yaseen and Emad Ullah Khan, Lecturers at the Department of Geology, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan.

Currently IAPG-Pakistan can count on 33 members.

Muhammad Yaseen presented the section at the Department of Geology, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, in the one-day seminar on 6th of April, 2017 entitled "Earth-Science - Opportunities for Geo-scientists".

Read more about IAPG-Pakistan 


Other IAPG national sections

TRAINING COURSE ON OCEAN GOVERNANCE, OCEAN SCIENCES AND GEOETHICS
 
International Ocean Institute - Training Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean, Brazil in collaboration with IAPG-Brazil
More information

7 April 2017

GEOETHICS AT THE XXI NATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE ITALIAN ENVIRONMENT FUND (FAI)
 
Silvia Peppoloni, IAPG Secretary General, will give an invited talk entitled "The prevention from natural risks: a (geo)ethical and cultural matter" on Saturday, 4 February 2017 (12:15), at the Centro Congressi Lingotto, Torino (Italy).

14 March 2017

IAPG REPORT FOR IUGS ON 2016 ACTIVITIES AND 2017 PLANS

IAPG has submitted its annual report to IUGS - International Union of Geological Sciences, as affiliated organization.

2016 has been a memorable year for IAPG and numerous activities to promote geoethics have been already planned for 2017.

Stay tuned!

 

Download the IAPG Report (pdf file)

7 March 2017

IAPG REPRESENTATIVES AT THE EFG-UNECE CONFERENCE
The Corresponding Citizen Scientists of the IAPG, Edmund Nickless and Martin Bohle, participate at the panel session "Socio-economic and environmental drivers for natural resources development and management" (Friday, 10 February, 15:30) at the EFG-UNECE Conference, co-organised by European Federation of Geologists (EFG) and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). Title of the Conference: "International cooperation on natural resources - geoscientists' contribution to enhanced governance, policy making and attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals".
The conference is held in Brussels (Belgium) from 9 to 10 February 2017.

3 March 2017

IAPG IS WORKING TO PROMOTE GEOETHICS IN JAPAN
 
IAPG in Japan supported a volunteers' conference, held on 28 January 2017 with students coming from several Japanese Universities, for the anniversary of the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake.
In this conference, Megumi Sugimoto (on the right), IAPG Representative in Japan, delivered a speech on geoethics and its meaning in supporting disaster areas and disaster prevention activities in order to mitigate effects of future earthquakes.
The conference got a favorable coverage in 4 medias:
NHK TV news (https://www.facebook.com/marie.izumi.5/videos/1235021543242447/), Saga newspaper, Mainichi daily news and Nishi-Nippon newspaper (see pictures).
Moreover, IAPG supports the Future Earth symposium at Kyushu University on "Decision Science for Future Earth" (17-18 February 2017).
Megumi Sugimoto will present geoethics and IAPG activities.

3 March 2017

WELCOME TO IAPG-ROMANIA

This new IAPG section will work under the responsibility of Antoneta Seghedi, senior Researcher at the National Institute of Marine Geology and Geoecology (GeoEcoMar) in Bucharest and President of the Geological Society of Romania; and Dorina Camelia Ilies, Professor at University of Oradea, Department of Geography, Tourism and Territorial Planning.

Read more about IAPG-Romania

List of the IAPG National Sections

7 February 2017

A YOUNG GEOSCIENTIST FROM TANZANIA AWARDED 
with a grant for the session on geoethics at EGU 2017

Thanks to a donation by Martin Bohle (IAPG Corresponding Citizen Scientist), Athumani Amiry Sabuni (photo on the right), Tanzania Geological Society, won a grant for having submitted an abstract for the IAPG session on geoethics at the EGU General Assembly 2017, entitled "Geoethics – A Message from the Field in Tanzania". The grant will cover the APC - Abstract Processing Charge (Euros 40,00).

6 February 2017

IAPG AND IYGU HAVE ESTABLISHED A PARTNERSHIP

IAPG is recognized as a global partner of IYGU - International Year of Global Understanding from 13 December 2016.

IYGU has been proclaimed by the International Councils of the Natural, Social, and Human Sciences: ICSU - International Council for Science, ISSC - International Social Science Council and CIPSH - International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences.

IYGU addresses the ways in which we inhabit an increasingly globalized world. IYGU connects local actions and global challenges, focuses on the global sustainability of local action, recognizes culturally different paths to global sustainability. IYGU addresses key United Nations Charter Constitution issues. It aims to strengthen international co-operation by preparing new strategies to face global challenges. The 2016 International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU) is based on an initiative of the International Geographical Union (IGU) that seeks support for its widespread implementation beyond the field of science.

IYGU website: http://www.global-understanding.info

The December IYGU Newsletter is now available at: http://eepurl.com/crxsp5

23 January 2017

WHAT'S THE POINT OF GEOETHICS 
An article from IAPG Blog

23 January 2017

"A report from the 35th IGC: the Panel-Session 'What’s the point of Geoethics'"

(by Martin Bohle, Belgium)

 

Read the article in the IAPG Blog

List of articles from the IAPG Blog

WORKSHOP ON GEOETHICS IN NIGERIA
Abuja (Nigeria), 24 October 2016

The importance of Geoethics in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Nigeria

 

Venue: Raw Material Research and Development Council Abuja

 

Programme and book of abstracts (pdf file)

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18 January 2017

AGU FALL MEETING 2016
San Francisco (USA), 12-16 December 2016

18 January 2017

IAPG-USA co-organizes the session:

PA12B: Geoethics and Scientific Integrity – The Keys to Advancing the Geosciences and a Healthy Planet

Monday, 12 December 2016: 10:20-12:20

Venue: Moscone South, 304

Convenership:

Linda Gundersen, Brooks Hanson, Cindy Palinkas (IAPG-USA), Vincent Cronin (IAPG-USA)

Programme of the session on geoethics

CoV9: A WORKSHOP ON GEOETHICS ORGANIZED BY IAPG-ARGENTINA
GEVAS Red Argentina and IAPG-Argentina organizes the Workshop 7 "Volcanic hazards and monitoring techniques for the protection of the population: Public Health, Geoethics, Communication and Education".

Monday, 21 November, from 19:00.

Venue: Patagonico hotel - Calbuco room, Puerto Varas (Chile). 

Organizers: Elizabeth Rovere, Claudia Vaamonde, Marcelo Vazquez Herrera, Roberto Violante

More information

18 January 2017

CHRISTINE MCENTEE (USA) IS THE
NEW IAPG CCS ON "HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION IN GEOSCIENCES"

17 January 2017

Christine is Executive Director and CEO of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). She is an association leader and innovator, building a record of achievement in leading large organizations through changes in strategy, governance, membership, programs, and the fluid public policies that confront them. She actively works to improve workplace climate issues and diversity in staff and leadership positions. She has been honored as CEO Update's CEO of the Year (2016), is an American Society of Association Executives Fellow and recipient of the Women Who Advance America award and received the America's Top Women Mentoring Leaders award in 2011 from Women of Wealth magazine. She serves on several medical institution’s boards of directors. Ms. McEntee holds a Master’s in Health Administration from The George Washington University, a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Georgetown University, and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management Advanced Executive Program

List of IAPG experts (CCS)

IAIN STEWART (UK) IS THE
NEW IAPG CCS ON "RISK COMMUNICATION"

17 January 2017

Iain is professor of Geoscience Communication at Plymouth University and Director of its Sustainable Earth Institute. His long-standing research interests are in interdisciplinary investigations of geological hazards (earthquakes, volcanism, tsunamis) and abrupt environmental change, and more recently in the communication of ‘contested geoscience’ to the public. As part of his geo-communication he regularly presents Earth science programmes for BBC television, including Earth: The Power of the Planet; How Earth Made Us, How To Grow A Planet, The Rise of the Continents and, most recently, Planet Oil.

List of IAPG experts (CCS)

EDMUND NICKLESS (UK) IS THE 
NEW IAPG CCS ON "GEOETHICS FOR SOCIETY"

Until the end of September 2015 when he retired after 18 years service, Edmund Nickless was the Executive Secretary (Executive Director) of the Geological Society of London (GSL), the oldest national geological society in the world. Previously he held senior positions with the British Geological Survey (BGS) where he was for 29 years. Currently he is member of the Ethics Board of EPOS - The European Plate Observing System, a Research Infrastructure aims at creating a pan-European network for solid Earth science to support a safe and sustainable society. Moreover he is Councillor of the IUGS - International Union of Geological Sciences (2016-2020).

List of IAPG experts (CCS)

17 January 2017

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