IAPG organizes seminars or sessions/symposia on geoethics in meetings, conferences, congresses, encouraging a wide participation of the scientific and professional community in the discussion on geoethical topics.
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18-22 May 2020
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Porto (Portugal)

A joint event IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics and IAH - International Association of Hydrogeologists

Natural resources of our planet are among the main topics of interest for geoethics. Referring to surface and groundwater management, geoethics promotes a prudent and responsible use, and recycling wherever possible, fostering key concepts like sustainability, respect for natural dynamics, and preservation from pollution. In this perspective, geoscientists are called to disseminate correct information on the best way to manage water resources for the benefit of society, and to sensitize public opinion about the active contribution the population can give to the conservation of water in order to avoid the depletion of this essential resource for the life on the planet.
From 2012 the IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics (www.geoethics.org) works for orienting geoscientists towards an ethical approach to water resources. This implies to analyse scientifically the dynamics of human-water systems, to manage carefully problems related to environmental impacts created by human intervention in the natural processes governing surface and groundwater resources, to develop strategies in order to harmonize expectations and requests of various stakeholders, including citizens, industry and policy makers.
The joint congress IAH - IAPG will be an excellent occasion for discussing and sharing values, best practices and strategies to manage water resources for a sustainable future.

Abstract submission (open) (deadline: 9 December 2019)

Website

3-8 May 2020
EGU General Assembly 2019
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
(deadine: 15 January 2020, 13:00 CET)

Vienna (Austria)

EGU European Geoscience Union

 

Session EOS5.1

Geoethics: how and why should geosciences serve society? 

Convenership: Silvia Peppoloni, Nic Bilham, Daniel De Miguel, Eduardo Marone, Susanne Schneider-Voss.

This session is sponsored by IAPG.

Session EOS5.2

Geoethics for facing global challenges: societal and ethical features of practising geosciences

Convenership: Giuseppe Di Capua, Martin Bohle, Victor Correia, Silvia Peppoloni.

This session is co-sponsored by IAPG.

Support application (deadline: 1 December 2019, 13:00 CET)
Abstract submission (deadline: 15 January 2020, 13:00 CET)

Short Course: SC2.1

Foundations and Perspectives of Geoethics for Earth, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

Convenership: Eduardo Marone, Jan Boon, Giuseppe Di Capua, Silvia Peppoloni.

This short course is co-sponsored by IAPG and IOI-TC-LAC - International Ocean Institute Training Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean.

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2-8 March 2020
36th International Geological Congress (IGC)

Delhi (India)

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) Geoethics in natural-anthropogenic risk management, b) Ethical aspects of geoscience education and communication, c) Geoethics for responsible use of geo-resources, d) Research integrity and professional deontology in geosciences, e) Geoethics in addressing global societal challenges.

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Abstract submission

(deadline: expired)

No abstract submission fee

28 November 2019
International Conference in India

New Delhi (India)

International Conference on Landslides Risk Reduction and Resilience

organized by NIDM - National Institute of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India

Surya Parkash, IAPG-India coordinator and Head of the Geo-Meteorological Risks Management Division of the NIDM is the Conference Coordinator.

IAPG is among the Knowledge Partners of the Conference.

Download the Conference Brochure (pdf file)

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14-15 November 2019
3rd GOAL transnational meeting

Zaragoza (Spain)

IAPG attends the 3rd transnational meeting of the European project GOAL - Geoethics Outcomes and Awareness Learning and is represented by Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer) and Clara Vasconcelos (IAPG-Portugal co-coordinator). IAPG is partner of the project. The meeting is organized by the Spanish team of the project.

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24-26 October 2019
MINERLIMA 2019

Lima (Peru)

5th edition of MinerLima, International Exhibition of Minerals (Feria Internacional de Minerales).

Venue: Faculty of Geology, Mining, Metallurgy and Geography engineering from National University of San Marcos - UNMSM (San Miguel District, Lima-Peru).

Activities planned: symposium and conferences on mineralogy, courses, exhibition of mineral samples, geoscience education events, guided tours at the UNMSM mineralogical museum.

Coordinator: Ciro Bedia (IAPG-Peru).

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17 October 2019
International Geoethics Day 2019

The IAPG  celebrates the 3rd edition of the International Geoethics Day.

This initiative was born in 2017 with the aim to raise the awareness of the geoscience community and society about the importance of geoethics.

The geoethics day falls during the Earth Science Week and will be the occasion to strongly reaffirm the geoethical values in which we believe and that are the foundations of the IAPG.

Hashtag: #geoethicsday2019

Website

15 October 2019
Conference on Geoethics (in Catalan)

Manresa (Spain)

Escola Politècnica Superior d'Enginyeria de Manresa - EPSEM

Hour: 16:00

 

Conference by Francesc Bellaubí (IAPG member) entitled "La importància de la geoètica en la gestió dels recursos naturals" (The importance of Geoethics and the management of natural resources).

Website

9 October 2019
Conference on Geoethics (in Catalan)

Tortosa (Spain)

Campus Terres de l'Ebre de la URV - Avinguda Remolins, 13-15 Tortosa

Hour: 11:00

 

Conference by Francesc Bellaubí (IAPG member) entitled "La geoètica i la pedagogia dels valors" (Geoethics and pedagogy of values).

Website

16-18 September 2019
IAPG at the MCC Conference

Berlin (Germany)

Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change.

Conference on Ethics & Values in Assessments: "Divergent values in sustainability assessments: love them, leave them, or change them?".

Martin Bohle (IAPG Board of Expert) will be the IAPG representative at the MCC Conference and speaker with a contribution entitled "Geoethics in / for Human Niche".

Website

Download slides (pdf file)

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12 September 2019
Session sponsored by IAPG at the 5th YES Network Congress
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Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), 9-13 September, 2019

Session 3.6: Geoparks and geotourism for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 
Time:  Thursday, 12/Sep/2019:  12:45pm - 1:45pm (Part 1); 2:15pm - 3:15pm (Part 2)

Location: Hall D 
Session Chairs: Jean-Robert Nshokano Mweze (IAPG-DR Congo coordinator) and Kambale Kavyavu Wisdom Wiseman

 

IAPG sponsors this session.
 

Programme of the session (part 1; part 2)

29-30 August 2019
Bioethics Festival 2019

Villa Durazzo, Santa Margherita Ligure (Genova - Italy)

Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General and Coordinator of IAPG-Italy) is invited as panelist at the 3rd edition of the Bioethics Festival. Title of her contribution: L’uomo è una “forza geologica" (Man is a "geological force").

Website

Download the leaflet

Interview to Silvia Peppoloni (in Italian)

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18 July 2019
DG RTD Lunchtime conference

Brussels (Belgium)

Martin Bohle (IAPG Board of Experts) gives a Lunchtime Talk on geoethics at the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Union in Brussels, entitled "Exploring Societal Frameworks of the Geosciences".

Download slides

Read the article about published in the IAPG Blog

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8-13 July 2019
3rd GOAL workshop

Vienna (Austria)

IAPG attends the 3rd workshop of the European project GOAL - Geoethics Outcomes and Awareness Learning and is represented by Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer) and Clara Vasconcelos (IAPG-Portugal co-coordinator). IAPG is partner of the project. The workshop is organized by the Austrian team of the project and is entitled "Geoethics and Water".

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24 May 2019

Rome (Italy)

Università degli Studi di Roma Tre, in cooperation with Ordine dei Geologi del Lazio
Largo San Leonardo Murialdo 1, Aula E, ore 10:00 - 12:00

Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General and Coordinator of the Section "Geoethics" of the Italian Geological Society) holds the seminar entitled "Geoethics and Geological Culture" (Geoetica e Cultura Geologica).

Website

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22-24 May 2019

Athens (Greece)

Gerassimos A. Papadopoulos (IAPG-Greece co-coordinator) gives a keynote speech entitled "Modern Issues of Geoethics" in the session T1.S1 (co-convened by Maria Triantafyllou - IAPG-Greece co-coordinator), on Wednesday 22 May 2019 | 12:00 | Ceremonial Hall.

Website

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15th International Congress of the Geological Society of Greece
13-15 May 2019

Calgary (Canada)

Wednesday, May 15 – Afternoon
Theme: Workplace Culture / Diversity
Room: Telus 106

Presentation entitled "Geoethics 2019", by Tom Sneddon

Website

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12-13 May 2019
HEGC-1 - First Himalayan Engineering Geological Congress

Kathmandu (Nepal)

The congress is organized by the Nepalese Society of Engineering Geologists (NSEG) in association with the Himalaya Conservation Group Nepal (HCG).

Convener of the IAPG Special Session: Ranjan Kumar Dahal (IAPG-Nepal co-coordinator)

Description of the IAPG Special Session:

IAEG defines “Engineering Geology” as “the science devoted to the investigation, study and solution of the engineering and environmental problems which may arise as the result of the interaction between geology and the works and activities of man as well as to the prediction and of the development of measures for prevention or remediation of geological hazards”. This definition implies evident ethical and social implications in geo-engineering research and practice. 
In fact, the interaction man-Earth system produces surely modifications in natural dynamics and equilibria, so managing the natural/geological environment requires great responsibilities by scientists, practitioners and industry in order to minimize the impact on ecosystems, to use geo-resources prudently, to protect the geoheritage and geodiversity, to respect local populations and their cultures.
In addition, engineering geology is a fundamental discipline to help society to face natural hazards, to reduce geo-risks and to improve the societal resilience, through accurate scientific studies and effective geoengineering design. Geo-education campaigns and communication to population should be considered as fundamental collateral activities and a real social duty of every scientific activity.
This session will collect abstracts discussing ethical and social aspects in engineering geology, from theoretical to practical issues, including case-studies.

2nd Circular

Website

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9 May 2019
Conference on Geoethics in Munich

Munich (Germany), Hörsaal C 006, Luisenstr. 37
18:15

Martin Bohle (IAPG Board of Experts) takes a conference entitled (in German): "Geoethics - Verantwortung
übernehmen als Geowissenschaftler*in?", organized by the Working Group on Environmental Geosciences of the Münchner GeoZentrum.

Leaflet

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15 April 2019
3rd Round Table on Geoethics in Peru

Lima (Peru), 15:00-18:00

IAPG-Peru organizes the 3rd Round Table on Geoethics in Peru ("3ra mesa redonda sobre Geoética en el Perù") at the Auditorium EAP Ing. Geologica UNMSM.

Leaflet

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7-12 April 2019
EGU General Assembly 2019

Vienna (Austria)

EGU European Geoscience Union

Session EOS5.2

"Geoethics: ethical, social and cultural implications of geoscience knowledge, education, communication, research and practice" Convenership: Silvia Peppoloni, Martin Bohle, Giuseppe Di Capua, Christopher M. Keane, Jonathan Rizzi.

This session is co-sponsored by IAPG, AGI - American Geosciences Institute, EFG - European Federation of Geologists.

36 Presentation: 12 orals + 24 posters
Oral presentations: 12 April 2019, 08:30-12:00; Room L7

Poster presentations: 12 April 2019, attendance 14:00-15:40; Hall X4

Short Course: Session SC1.30

"Foundations of Geoethics for Earth, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences"

Convenership: Eduardo Marone, Jan Boon, Giuseppe Di Capua, Silvia Peppoloni.

This short course is co-sponsored by IAPG and IOI-TC-LAC - International Ocean Institute Training Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean.

9 April 2019, 08:30-10:15; Room -2.31

Click here for the descriptions of the sessions and the short course

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27 March 2019
Debate on Bioethics and Geoethics

Modena (Italy)

Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, n. 59, Modena; 16:30-18:00
 

Sandra Piacente (IAPG-Italy) gives a talks on ethical implications in the defense from geological risks and in the use of natural resources at the Accademia Nazionale di Modena.

This event is promoted by:

- Accademia Nazionale Di Modena, Sezione di Scienze Matematiche, Fisiche e Naturali
- Consulta di Bioetica Onlus

- International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG)

Download:

- Flyer

- Leaflet

- Download slides (in Italian)

20 March 2019
AAAS Meeting on Human Rights, Law & Ethics

Washington DC (USA)

American Association for the Advancement of Science

International Meeting: "Acutely Ethical: Principles and Guidelines on the Use of Location-Based Data in Crisis Situations"

dedicated to addressing the responsible use of geospatial data in response to human rights and humanitarian needs in crises.

Stefano Tinti (IAPG President) is invited to deliver a talk on the ethical aspects in the prevention and forecasting of natural disasters.

Title of Tinti's talk: "Geoethical issues in prediction and prevention of potentially catastrophic natural events".

- Website

- Download the workshop agenda

- Download slides of Tinti's presentation

- Video of Tinti's talk

18-21 March 2019
Summit: Geoscience and Society
Bridges to Global Health, Resilience, and Sustainability

Stockholm (Sweden)

The Summit aims to create a highly interactive forum for effective cooperation between scientists and users of scientific information to better tackle global and local challenges around sustainability of natural resources and systems, global health, and resilience.

 

Ten internationally recognized geoscience organizations are pooling their talents to sponsor the conference: American Geophysical Union, Geological Society of America, Geology in the Public Interest, Department of Geology and Environmental Science at Wheaton College,  American Geosciences Institute, Stockholm University - Bolin Centre for Climate Research, Geological Society of London, Geoscientists Without Borders, Geology for Global Development, International Association for Promoting Geoethics.

Call for Innovations (deadline: 8 November 2018, 11:59 p.m. ET)

Website

14-17 March 2019
GEOSOC 2019 (postponed)
International Conference on Geoscience for Society

Segunbagicha, Dhaka (Bangladesh)

Development of urbanization, industrialization and civilization as a whole depend on earth resources like mineral, water and soil. These resources come from earth's components- atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere - the Earth System Science. But any change of these components causes geo-hazards which may even ruin the entire civilization. These all are subject matters of geosciences or earth sciences. Geosciences is an intuitive and constantly changing science, and therefore geoscientists must have up to date knowledge of this field and a good concept of earth's components, earth resources and geo-hazards to discover hidden resources, utilize those resources properly and deal with hazardous impacts on society efficiently. This is possible by carrying out extensive research on these areas and applying the research findings for the welfare of the society. So, the objectives of GeoSoc-2019 are as usual to gather innovative ideas and information from geoscientists involved worldwide with earth and earth resources, development activities, geo-hazard, environmental ecosystems and geoeducation. 

Themes: Geoscience Education, Geo-Resources, Energy and Mineral based Industries, Geosciences in Developing Activities and Disaster Risk Reduction, Women in Geosciences.

 

IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics is partner geoscience organization of GeoSoc 2019.
 

"The current global challenges facing our human communities require geoscientists increasingly prepared and aware of their responsibilities towards society and the environment. The "Geology for Society" conference is an indispensable opportunity to share and promote the ethical, social and cultural values that underlie and give sense to our activity as geoscientists. The IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics strongly believes in those values and in the primary duty of geoscientists to put their knowledge at disposal of others, to better serve society, to protect the environment, to defend populations from natural risks, to assure the sustainable development for future generations." (Silvia Peppoloni, IAPG Secretary General)


2nd Announcement (pdf file): the call for abstract is open

6 March 2019
IAPG-Greece Lecture on Geoethics

Athens (Greece)

Gerassimos Papadopoulos (IAPG-Greece coordinator) gives a Lecture on Geoethics at the Department of Geology of the University of Athens. The title of the Lecture was "Modern Geoethical Issues".

27-28 February 2019
73rd IUGS Executive Committee Meeting

Beijing (China)

IAPG attends the meeting of the IUGS - International Union of Geological Sciences and is represented by Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer).

Download the IAPG Annual Report 2018 for the IUGS (pdf)

12 February 2019
1st Conference and General Assembly of IAPG-Peru

Lima (Peru)

Venue: Auditorium of the EAP of the Engineering Geology at the UNMSM

30-31 January 2019
INTERMIN Madrid Meeting 2019

Madrid (Spain)

IAPG attends the meeting of the European project INTERMIN - International Network of Raw Materials Training Centres and is represented by Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer). IAPG is member of the International Advisory Board of the project.

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14-18 January 2019
2nd GOAL workshop

Porto (Portugal)

IAPG attends the 2nd workshop of the European project GOAL - Geoethics Outcomes and Awareness Learning and is represented by Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General), Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer), and Clara Vasconcelos (IAPG-Portugal co-coordinator). IAPG is partner of the project. The workshop is organized by the Portuguese team of the project and is entitled "Geoethics’ Syllabus and Geoethics in Geo-resources and Geoparks".

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21 January-15 February 2019
IOI Training Course

Universidad del Atlántico Barranquilla (Colombia)

3rd Training Course on Ocean Governance, Marine Sciences, and Geoethics 

organized by the IOI - International Ocean Institute, Training Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean

IAPG is partner of the Training Course. Eduardo Marone (IAPG-Brazil Coordinator) is coordinator of the module on Geoethics.

 

Website
Download the poster

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27 December 2018
IAPG-Pakistan at the Earth-Science and Cultural Fair 2018

Mardan (Pakistan)

 

The Department of Geology, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (Pakistan), has arranged a full day Earth-Science and Cultural Fair 2018 on 27th December. This event is open to the entire geological community in Pakistan and this year about twelve thousand students are expected.

IAPG-Pakistan has its open stall at the event and the following activities are planned:

- presentation about the IAPG organization;
- distribution of leaflets about IAPG activities;
- organization of an interactive session with students about IAPG-Pakistan progress and plans;
- information about the IAPG membership.

10-14 December 2018

Washington D.C. (USA)

IAPG-USA and AGI co-organize the Session ED13D (Posters):
Geoethics: Taking a Stand for Ethical Geoscience Research, Education, Communication, and Practice

 

Date, Hours, and Venue: 10 December 2018, 13:40 - 18:00, Walter E Washington Convention Center - Hall A-C (Poster Hall). 

Convenership:

Cindy Palinkas (primary convener; IAPG-USA co-chair), Vincent S. Cronin (IAPG-USA co-chair), Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General), Chris Keane (AGI)

Description:

There is a clear need to develop ethical frameworks within which geoscientists can conduct their research, professional, education, and outreach activities. Geoethics deals with the ethical, social and cultural implications of geoscience research and practice, and so provides these frameworks in a variety of settings. For example, as scholars and experts in earth sciences, geoscientists are required to conduct research responsibly and to inform society of potential geological hazards and possible sustainable resources. As educators, they should train students in ethical practices. In all activities, they should exemplify ethical behaviors and attitudes as they interact with colleagues and students in the work environment (including offices, classrooms, labs, and the field) and seek to increase diversity and inclusion. The goal of this session is to discuss these frameworks, considering both theoretical and practical aspects. We invite contributions focusing on the ethical aspects of geoscience research, practice and education, including case studies.
 

Programme

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29-30 November 2018
IAPG and Geoethics at the II Jornadas Centíficas sobre Geología del Paraguay y Ciencias Afines

Asunción (Paraguay)

II Jornadas Centíficas sobre Geología del Paraguay y Ciencias Afines 2018.

Venue: National University of Asunción - Campus Universitario, San Lorenzo, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Asunción (Paraguay).

Moisés Alejandro Gadea Villalba (coordinator of IAPG-Paraguay) presented the IAPG.

27-30 November 2018
Geoethics at the II Simposio de Paleontologia del Perù

Lima (Peru)

II Simposio Internacional de Paleontologia del Perù, co-organized by INGEMMET - Instituto Geológico, Minero y Metalúrgico and SGP - Sociedad Geológica del Perú.

Venue:  Auditorium - Sociedad Geológica del Perú, Lima.

César Augusto Chacaltana Budiel (IAPG-Peru) coordinates the "SESIÓN TEMÁTICA (ST6): Geoética Paleontológica, Educación y Sociedad" (Geoethics in Paleontology, Education and Society).

Themes of the session ST6 (in Spanish): 

- La geoética en la divulgación paleontológica (geoethics in the paleontological dissemination)
- La paleontología en la formación y educación de las ciencias (paleontology in science education)
- Paleontología y sociedad (paleontology and society)

 

Mesa Redonda: “La geoética y la práctica paleontológica para el desarrollo sostenible” (Round Table: "geoethics and paleontological practice for sustainable development).

Juan Carlos Gutiérrez-Marco (IAPG Board of Experts) will give a keynote speech in the session ST6 and will represent IAPG in the Round Table.

Website

22-24 November 2018
MINERLIMA 2018

Lima (Peru)

4th edition of MinerLima, International Exhibition of Minerals (Feria Internacional de Minerales).

Venue: Faculty of Geology, Mining, Metallurgy and Geography engineering from National University of San Marcos (San Miguel District, Lima-Peru).

Activities planned: short courses, conferences and workshops (for children and the general public), showcase (exhibition-sale of mineral samples), geological excursions and guided tours (post-event).

Organizers: Erika Gabriel, Sonia Bermudez, Hernán Parra, Edmundo Alfaro, Jorge Sáez, Diego Benites, Luis Araujo (IAPG-Peru).

Website
Facebook page
Blog

Download the poster (pdf file)

18-23 November 2018
XV Chilean Geological Congress

Concepción (Chile)

Luis Alberto Araujo Ramos (IAPG-Peru) represents the IAPG at the XV Congreso Geologico Chileno (Chilean Geological Congress) in the session "GEOS-5: Geo-ética y responsabilidad profesional en geociencias" (Geoethics and professional responsibility in the geosciences) and gives a talk entitled "Geoethics and its impact in Peru" (authors: Sandra Paula Villacorta Chambi, Yanet Teresa Antayhua Vera, Vicentina Cruz Pauccara, Carlos Alberto Toledo Gutierrez, Luis Alberto Araujo Ramos).

Website

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5-8 November 2018
Earth System Governance Conference 2018

Utrecht (Netherlands)

The Earth System Governance project is a ten-year-old global project and network of mainly and social and political scientists; interfaces of their interests with geoethics are many. Their annual gathering, open to third parties, took place in Utrecht (5-8 November) in the Netherlands. About 400 people gathered there, among them Martin Bohle (IAPG Board of Experts), who  together with Cornelia E. Nauen (speaker, Mundus Maris) and Eduardo Marone (IAPG-Brazil coordinator) made a contribution  to a panel on "ocean governance". Their paper “Not out of the blue: Ethics to Intersect Civic Participation and Formal Guidance” (download slides) draws also on geoethics. They argue that ethical frameworks (such as geoethics), civic participation and formalized guidance are features of socio-ecological systems, which support each other and that, togeher are essential for the governability of building the human niche.

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5 November 2018
Joint AGI/GSA Societies Meeting

Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting 2018

Indianapolis, Indiana (USA)

Vincent Cronin (IAPG-USA co-coordinator) represents IAPG at the joint AGI/GSA Societies Meeting.

2 November 2018
6th GfGD Annual Conference

Theme: "Water and Sustainable Development"
This conference is hosted by the Geological Society of London

Burlington House, London (United Kingdom)

The conference will include an introduction to the IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics, given by Nic Bilham (IAPG Continental Coordinator for Europe).

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18-19 October 2018
NGC1 - First Nigeria Geoethics Conference

Port Harcourt (Nigeria)

First Nigeria Geoethics Conference (NGC1), organized by IAPG-Nigeria.

Theme: "Integrating Geoethics into the Extractive Industry Governance".

Venue: River State University Auditorium - Faculty of Law.

Organizers: Arinze Harrison Ikwumelezeh (IAPG-Nigeria Coordinator)

Website
Download the poster (pdf file)

Download the NGC1 programme (pdf file)

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18 October 2018
International Geoethics Day 2018

The IAPG  will celebrate the 2nd edition of the International Geoethics Day.

This initiative was born in 2017 with the aim to raise the awareness of the geoscience community and society about the importance of geoethics.

The geoethics day falls during the Earth Science Week and will be the occasion to strongly reaffirm the geoethical values in which we believe and that are the foundations of the IAPG.

Download the leaflet with the incipit of a statement: "geoethics is..."
 

Please, complete the sentence with one word, the word that you feel more appropriate, print the leaflet and take a picture of you with the leaflet in your hand well in evidence.

Finally, during the day of 18 October (not before!), post your picture on facebook and/or twitter and/or Linkedin, and use the hashtag: #geoethicsday2018

Download the leaflet (doc file)

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12-14 September 2018
Joint Congress SGI-SIMP

Catania (Italy)

89th Congress of the Geological Society of Italy, jointly with the Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrography

Session S38: "History of geosciences and Geoethics: the right way for social responsibility"
Conveners: Marco Pantaloni (ISPRA-Roma), Silvia Peppoloni (INGV, Roma), Fabiana Console (ISPRA, Roma), Giuseppe Di Capua (INGV, Roma).

Session description: What cultural heritage have we received from the geologists of the past? What value references, insights, ethical guidelines can be recovered? What is the social value of geological knowledge? The history of geosciences is an indispensable starting point for understanding the scientific and cultural climate in which the reference values of the Italian geology matured, the geological thought that accompanied its development and which today, like a red thread, binds us to our past. Geoethics deals with the ethical, social and cultural aspects related to geosciences. One of its objectives is to improve the quality of geological research and practice, enhancing the role of the geologist and emphasizing his/her responsibilities in making decisions that may have repercussions on the natural, social and economic balance of a territory. In recent years the interest in these aspects of the geological activity has grown considerably, also in relation to the increasing urgency of the global challenges that affect our planet (from geological risks to the use of geo-resources, from climate changes to the reduction of pollution) and which require the involvement of geologists, as experts of the territory and its processes. For these reasons, today it is essential to develop a reflection on the cultural and historical identity of the geological sciences, with reference to the knowledge and consciousness of the national territory, its resources and evolution, by deepening the ethical, historical, social and cultural aspects of geosciences, both in practical and theoretical terms, including case studies. The session is jointly organized by the sections of "History of Geosciences" and of "Geoethics and Geological Culture" of the Italian Geological Society, and is promoted by INHIGEO (International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences - www.inhigeo.com) and the IAPG (International Association for Promoting Geoethics - www.geoethics.org).

Programme of the session

This session is supported by

IAPG and INHIGEO

2-7 September 2018
ESC2018

Valletta (Malta)

36th General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission

The call for abstracts was successful: 17 abstracts were submitted

Session S40: "Seismology and Society"
Conveners: Nicos Melis (Greece), Remy Bossu (France), Silvia Peppoloni (Italy), Giuseppe di Capua (Italy), Iain Stewart (United Kingdom), Graça Silveira (Portugal), Susana Custódio (Portugal), Tataru Dragos (Romania), Paul Denton (United Kingdom).

Session description: This session aims to bring together seismologists working in the fields of educational seismology, citizen seismology and geoethics. The common theme being the process of communicating the science of seismology to non-specialists. Seismology has an important role to play in modern society and seismologists should be having two-way communications with a wide variety of stakeholders across all levels of society, encompassing schools, engineers, general public, other scientists, politicians and civil protection professionals. In educational seismology projects across the world practical studies of seismology can be used to enhance the scientific literacy not just within the school but also within the wider community through family interactions. Nowadays non-specialist citizens are becoming increasingly involved with the collection and dissemination of seismological information through a growing number of citizen seismology networks, maybe by reporting directly or indirectly felt effects or by instrument based programmes. This session aims to promote the discussion on social aspects involved in seismic risk communication and (geo)ethical implications. Improving the relationships between scientists, decision makers, and general public means to increase the resilience of the human communities, and to make seismologists more aware of the responsibility in conducting their activity.

This session is co-organized by IAPG.

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Programme

This session is supported by IAPG

 

30 July-3 August 2018
1st GOAL workshop

Rome (Italy)

IAPG attends the 1st workshop of the European project GOAL - Geoethics Outcomes and Awareness Learning and is represented by Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General), Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer), and Clara Vasconcelos (IAPG-Portugal co-coordinator). IAPG is partner of the project. The workshop is organized by the Italian team of the project and is entitled "Theoretical aspects of geoethics and geoethics in georisks".

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22-27 July 2018
8th GeoSciEd and 8th EnsinoGEO

Campinas (Brazil)

IAPG is partner of the eighth edition of the Quadrennial Conference of the International Geoscience Education Organization – IGEO and eighth National Symposium of Earth Sciences Teaching and History.

Geoethics is included among the themes of this event, in particular in the thematic line "Environmental Education, Education for Sustainability and Geoethics".

Second circular (pdf)

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27 June 2018
FORAM 18 pilot event
on raw materials governance

Nancy (France)

The FORAM 18 pilot event on raw materials governance marks an important deliverable and milestone of the EU-funded project FORAM. It is a crucial step in this stakeholder process. Its main purpose is to deepen the insights from the dialogue by means of face-to-face discussions, build connections between people and create or strengthen ownership for improving global cooperation. The event will be an excellent opportunity for networking, for information exchange and for reaching out to the media and the public about the sense of urgency for the issues at stake.

The IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics has been invited to join the FORAM 18 pilot event.

David Ovadia (IAPG-UK coordinator) will be representing the IAPG in this event. David is a British geologist with extensive experience in research, academia, geological surveys and the mining industry; he served as the Director of the British Geological Survey’s International Division until 2011.​

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The IAPG report on the FORAM 18 pilot event (by David Ovadia)

16-21 June 2018
RFG 2018
Resources for Future Generations
The Conference on Energy, Minerals, Water, The Earth
Vancouver (Canada)

Why RFG 2018?

The rapid growth of developing economies and the fundamental needs of many disadvantaged people across the globe are resulting in an increased demand for many resources and changes in the delivery of existing ones.

IAPG has organized or supports 5 sessions on different issues of geoethics under the Theme "Resources and Society" that include 11 keynote speeches, 28 oral presentations, 10 poster presentations (for details on the programme click below): 

IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics is partner of the RFG 2018 Conference, and geoethics has been included in the final programme of the RFG 2018 conference, under the theme "Resources and Society".

 

Download the final programme of the RFG 2018 Conference

RFG 2018 website

8-13 April 2018
EGU General Assembly 2018

Vienna (Austria)

EGU European Geoscience Union

 

IAPG Session EOS4: 

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

Oral presentations: 12 April 2018, 08:30-12:00; Room L7

Poster presentations: 12 April 2018, 08:00-19:30, attendance 13:30-15:00; Hall X1

Townhall Meeting TM11: 

"Seeking Engagement and Input on Harassment and Workplace Climate Issues within the Geoscience Community" (convenership: Silvia Peppoloni, Nicholas T. Arndt, Pranoti Asher, Vincent Cronin, Chloe Hill, Mary Anne Holmes, Christopher Keane, Chris McEntee)

A joint event IAPG-AGI-AGU-EGU

Oral presentations: 10 April 2018, 19:00–20:00; Room G2

Splinter Meeting SMI28 (by invitations only): 

"IAPG business meeting" (convenership: Silvia Peppoloni, Giuseppe Di Capua)

11 April 2018, 15:30–17:00; Room 0.15

2018 Spring GSA Associated Societies Meeting
4 April 2018

Virtual meeting

Vincent Cronin (IAPG-USA co-coordinator) represents IAPG at the joint GSA Associated Societies Meeting

20-24 March 2018
Congress "Earth Sciences for Society"

El Jadida/Marrakech (Morocco)

This congress is organized by the Arabian Geosciences Union (ArabGU), the African Association of Women in Geosciences (AAWG) and the African Geoparks Network (AGN) in collaboration with the Faculty of Sciences, Chouaïb Doukkali University, El Jadida, Morocco.

Workshop 3 - Geoethics: at the heart of all geoscience
Conveners: Silvia Peppoloni and Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics).
Date: 21 March 2018 [17:00-19:00]


First Circular (pdf file)

Second Circular (pdf file)

20-25 February 2018
Salzburg Global Seminar 

Salzburg (Austria)

Martin Bohle (IAPG Board of Experts) attends the session "The Shock of the New - Arts, Technology and Making Sense of the Future", where artists, technology specialists and other cultural practitioners convene at Salzburg Global to discuss the world's future.


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 2018 OSM

2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM)

Portland, Oregon (USA)

 

Town Hall meeting (Tuesday, February 13, 2018  06:30 PM - 07:30 PM, Oregon Convention Center - E143-E144):

GeoEthics and the Responsible Conduct of Scientists as Professionals and Educators
Convenership: Cindy M. Palinkas and Elizabeth S. Gordon

Description: The concept of GeoEthics, the ethical, social and cultural implications of geoscience research and practice, is gaining traction within the geoscience community and provides a framework for exploring our ethical obligations as scientists and educators. This session examines our behaviors and attitudes as we interact with colleagues and students in the work environment, broadly defined to include offices, classrooms, labs, and the field, the latter of which is especially relevant for ocean scientists involved in long-term field deployments. It will also explore our obligations and obstacles to communicate information to the public, particularly in a charged political environment.
This will be an interactive town hall, inviting participants to discuss such issues as bullying, sexual harassment, and/or other coercive or abusive behaviors, as well as efforts to increase diversity and inclusion. Discussions may examine principles, case studies, and/or strategies to address these issues and may involve many interactions encountered by scientists throughout their careers (e.g. supervisor-worker, faculty-student, editor-author, individual-team).

 

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11-16 February 2018
23-24 January 2018
72th IUGS Executive Committee Meeting

Potsdam (Germany)

IAPG attends the meeting of the IUGS - International Union of Geological Sciences that is held at the Deutsches GeoforschungsZentrum (GFZ). Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General) represents the IAPG at the meeting and presents the "IAPG Annual Report" for the IUGS.

8 January-2 February 2018
Training Course on "Ocean Governance, Sciences, Geoethics"

Valparaiso (Chile)

IAPG is partner of a training course on "Ocean Governance, Sciences, Geoethics" organized by the International Ocean Institute (IOI) - Training Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean. This course is hosted by the Universidad de Playa Ancha - UPLA, at the Centro De Estudios Avanzados of UPLA. IAPG-Brazil (coordinator: Prof. Eduardo Marone) is in charge to preprare the module on geoethics in the training course.

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7-9 April 2020
CINAREM'20

Guardalavaca, province of Holguín (Cuba)

X International Conference of Mineral Resources Exploitation

 

Within the XIV International Geology and Mining Workshop "GEOMIN'20", IAPG-Cuba has included

the topic: "Geoethics and education in geosciences

Abstract submission (deadline: 31 January 2020)

Yurisley Valdés Mariño (coordinator of IAPG-Cuba) is Vice-President of the Organizing Committee

(email: yvaldes@ismm.edu.cu)

Download the brochure

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4-7 December 2019
2nd Colloquium of the Cameroon Association for Geosciences “Geosciences - Yaounde 2019”

Yaounde (Cameroon)

IAPG-Cameroon organizes an IAPG booth to promote geoethics and the IAPG. IAPG is represented by Njilah Isaac Konfor (IAPG-Cameroon co-coordinator).

Download the Colloquium Poster (pdf file)

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