EGU - General Assembly 2019
Vienna, 7-12 April 2019
Eduardo Marone, Jan Boon, Giuseppe Di Capua, Silvia Peppoloni
The proper and deep education on ethical issues in geosciences has been evolving in recent times, although not as quickly and deeply as necessary. Many of the professionals dedicated to Earth Sciences have been not in touch with such new concepts and tendencies as the concept of Geoethics. Geoethics is the research and reflection on the values which underpin appropriate behaviors and practices, wherever human activities interact with the Earth system. Geoethics provides a framework from which to define ethical professional behaviors in both geosciences and engineering, and to determine how these should be put into practice for the benefit of society and environment. This Short Course goes is directed towards introducing and training geoscientists in those new concept and ideas.
Most, if not all, of the EGU General Assembly attendants are potential participants, although we will target, mostly, early-career practitioners and scientists, with enough basic background not to be overly challenged in these theoretical and practical issues.
After completing this course, participants:
1. Will know the basic principles of ethics and how these lead to geoethics.
2. Will be aware of the dilemmas involved in making geoethical decisions.
3. Will have gained some experience in taking a geoethical approach to real world cases.
1. From Ethics to Geoethics: definition, values, tools
2. Responsible conduct of research and professionalism
3. Tools for Confronting (geo)ethical dilemmas
4. Geoethics for society: sustainable development and responsible mining
5. Geoethics in natural hazards and risks
6. Geoethics in geoscience communication
From Ethics to Geoethics: definition, values, tools
Responsible conduct of research and professionalism
Tools for Confronting (geo)ethical dilemmas
Questions & Answers
Geoethics for society: sustainable development and responsible mining
Geoethics in natural hazards
Giuseppe Di Capua
Geoethics in geoscience communication
Questions & Answers
The short course is co-sponsored by:
IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics (http://www.geoethics.org)
Silvia Peppoloni, Martin Bohle, Giuseppe Di Capua, Christopher M. Keane, Jonathan Rizzi, Nic Bilham, Vitor Correia
Geoscientists of all disciplines handle professional issues that have ethical, social and cultural implications. The ethical frameworks for research and practices, which help scientists of all disciplines to cope with ethical dilemmas and their societal responsibility, evolve steadily. Increasingly, geoscientists are aware of their ethical responsibilities - towards themselves, colleagues, society and the environment. Regularly, geoscientists put their knowledge at the service of society, communicate it effectively, and foster public trust in science-based solutions. Geoscience knowledge (and related expert advice) is vital for informed decision-making; hence the importance of education at all levels and capability building of citizens to participate at the quest and implementation of solutions to geoscience problems. As evolved during the last decade, Geoethics provides an open framework for such concerns, by discussing values underpinning appropriate behaviors and practices, wherever human activities interact with the Earth system.
Geoethics includes research integrity and professional deontology and the role of geoscientists in exploration and use of geo-resources (including water and soil) while meeting high standards of environmental protection. Evidently, geoethics deals with harassment, bullying and discrimination in the geosciences, e.g, on grounds of gender, ethnicity or disability. In fact these deplorable behaviors and the retaliation that can derive from them, compromise the freedom to follow ethical practices in one's profession.
Geoethics refers to the role of geosciences in the economic and social development of low/high-income countries, in sustainable development, in the defense of the society against natural risks, and the mitigation of the impact of human activities on human wellbeing and Earth system dynamics.
Geoethics relates with social sciences and humanities to further science communication, public awareness of geosciences, geo-education for the citizens, appreciation of geoheritage (and geoparks) to raise perception of the importance of Earth system for our lives and cultures.
Geoethics recognizes geosciences to be a public good that contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals, as recommended by the United Nations. Hence, geoscience insights shall be shared effectively for the benefit and progress of society. Therefore, geoscientists contribute to the handling of important societal problems, to grow public awareness and knowledge of the geosciences relevant to people’s lives.
The conveners invite abstracts on ethical, social and cultural implications of geoscience, including case studies. The aim of the session is to develop ethical and social perspectives on the challenges arising from human interaction with natural systems, to complement technical approaches and solutions, and to define an ethical framework for geoscientists' research and practice in addressing these challenges. Contributions from Early Career Scientists are encouraged, explicitly.
The session is co-sponsored by:
IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics (http://www.geoethics.org)
AGI - American Geosciences Institute ()
EFG - European Federation of Geologists (https://eurogeologists.eu/)
Programme of the Session EOS5.2 "Geoethics"
First part: Applying geoethics: resources, risk and communication
Chairperson: Silvia Peppoloni and Vitor Correia
EGU2019-10566: A typology and comparison of responsible sourcing schemes for mineral supply chains (Nic Bilham)
EGU2019-9549: Application of the sociological “reference community” concept to mineral exploration projects (Jan Boon and Dominic Channer)
EGU2019-12097: Involving Local Communities in Geothermal Development – Opportunities and Challenges – A case from Geopower Africa (Nicholas Mariita) Withdrawn
EGU2019-10875: Ethical considerations associated with assessment and mapping of climate risks in cities: insights from heat risk management in Glasgow, Taipei and Fukuoka (Leslie Mabon and Wan-Yu Shih)
EGU2019-174: On the application of communication models in approaches to socio-environmental risks minimization (Yuriy Kostyuchenko, Maxim Yuschenko, and Ilya Kravchuk)
EGU2019-19136: Establishing a Geological Service for Europe (Jelena Vidovic, Teresa Ponce de Leão, Yvonne Schavemaker, Jørgen Tulstrup, Serge van Gessel, Kris Piessens, Jan Høst, Lisbeth Hildebrand, Asko Käpyaho, Birgit Kuhns, Pierre Nehlig, Ivana Svojtkova, Luís Plácido Martins, Tessa Witteman, Patrick Wall, and Slavko Šolar)
EGU2019-3443: A decade of “Geomorphology Rules” for science outreach: Persisting through the Trumpocene (Kathleen Nicoll)
Second part: Shaping geoethics: institutional, social and conceptual frames
Chairperson: Nic Bilham and Jonathan Rizzi
EGU2019-11989: Approaching Geoethics through Community Science (Raj Pandya, Chris McEntee, Brooks Hanson, Natasha Udu-gama, Sarah Wilkins, Melissa Goodwin, and Billy Williams)
EGU2019-1634: Normative and practical implications for governing complex social-ecological systems (Rika Preiser and Minka Woermann)
EGU2019-17886: Doing the right thing for future generations by developing resources or opportunities? A philosophical analysis (Konstantina Mylona - Giannakakou)
EGU2019-7415: Gender in EWS and CIS: implications for knowledge, education, communication, research and practice (Alison Sneddon, Sarah Brown, Mirianna Budimir, David Lau, and Puja Shakya)
EGU2019-13448: Geoethics in environment - water-protection perspective in the GOAL Project framework (Sebastian Handl, Cristina Calheiros, Ernest Mayr, Susanne Schneider-Voß, Markus Fiebig, and Günter Langergraber)
EGU2019-16740: Contributing to sustainable and geoethical use of the subsurface by improving and further developing the European Geological Data Infrastructure and subsurface information platform (Klaus Hinsby, Serge van Gessel, Jørgen Tulstrup, and Tessa Witteman)
EGU2019-3943: Political repercussions on geoscientists’ activities: open questions (Graziella Devoli)
Chairperson: Giuseppe Di Capua
EGU2019-2026: Ethical Guidelines for the European Research Infrastructures (Silvia Peppoloni, Giuseppe Di Capua, Florian Haslinger, and Michèle Marti)
EGU2019-2028: The Ethical Label: a tool to identify ethical and social aspects of research products (Giuseppe Di Capua, Silvia Peppoloni, Florian Haslinger, and Michèle Marti)
EGU2019-2322: New advances on geoethics: the activities of the IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics (Silvia Peppoloni, Giuseppe Di Capua, Peter Bobrowsky, Susan Kieffer, and Stefano Tinti)
EGU2019-3498: Images of ancient Calabrian-Sicilian earthquakes from a stereoscopic viewer of the early 20th century. The ethics of a natural disasters photo-gallery (Franco Foresta Martin, Silvia Peppoloni, Patrizia Tosi, Valerio De Rubeis, Paola Sbarra, and Sonia Topazio)
EGU2019-7040: Improving mutual understanding in Geosciences with the help of terminological tools (Sabina Di Franco and Elena Rapisardi) Withdrawn
EGU2019-2728: On the necessity of making geo-edu-ethics a central component throughout education (David Crookall, Pariphat Promduangsri, and Pimnutcha Promduangsri)
EGU2019-5079: Geo-edu-ethics: Drafting a charter for learning geoethics around the world (Pimnutcha Promduangsri, Pariphat Promduangsri, and David Crookall)
EGU2019-12712: The emergence of a Geoethics’ Syllabus for Teaching in Higher Education and Citizen Awareness (Clara Vasconcelos, Alexandre Lima, Nir Orion, and Tiago Ribeiro)
EGU2019-14037: Values: discuss, reflect upon, live (Susanne Schneider-voss, Markus Fiebig, Günter Langergraber, and Sebastian Handl)
EGU2019-14519: The role of the Confidential Counsellor in the Geosciences Workplace Environment (Agata Sangianantoni, Valeria De Paola, and Ingrid Hunstad)
EGU2019-18350: Investigating the visitor’s guestbooks of temporary scientific exhibitions: analysis and prospectives (Giuliana D'Addezio)
EGU2019-1887: Handling GeoEndowments Geoethically (Martin Bohle, Rika Preiser, and Eduardo Marone)
EGU2019-2953: The small-scale fisheries academy in Senegal, a resource for promoting stewardship and implementing the SDGs (Cornelia E. Nauen and Aliou Sall)
EGU2019-3752: Ethical dilemmas of the citizen Goescientist doing science, technology, and profession (Eduardo Marone and Luis Marone)
EGU2019-14856: Culture, Traditions and Water Consumption of the Wayuu Community (Colombia): Sustainable Water Management Strategies (Ruggero Ermini, Salvatore Manfreda, Mauro Fiorentino, and Willington Gonzales)
EGU2019-9011: A second life of waste products for a responsible and ethical use of natural resources: evaluations of the use of ashes produced by waste-to-energy plants as aggregated materials (Enrico Destefanis, Caterina Caviglia, Giorgia Confalonieri, Ingrid Corazzari, Giuseppe Mandrone, Linda Pastero, and Alessandro Pavese)
EGU2019-18531: A multi-stakeholder approach to secure sustainable partnerships in the mining sector (Helio Alexandre Lazarim, Carlos Henrique Xavier Araujo, and Giorgio de Tomi)
EGU2019-6822: Social skills: the cornerstone of the 21st Century mining sector. The International Network of Raw Materials Training Centers project (INTERMIN) (Jelena Vidovic, Vitor Correa, Luis Jorda, Manuel Regueiro, Boris Malyuk, and Philipp Hartlieb)
EGU2019-7027: Reframing Geoscientists’ Communication: back to 2.0 (Elena Rapisardi and Sabina Di Franco) Withdrawn
EGU2019-18215: Use of the European Geological Data Infrastructure for safeguarding Europe’s groundwater resources and dependent ecosystems (Klaus Hinsby, Laurence Gourcy, Hans Peter Broers, Anker Lajer Højberg, and Sian Loveless)
EGU2019-16948: ReFINE: A case study for geoethics (Rachel Brown, Sarah Clancy, Richard Davies, and Fred Worrall)
EGU2019-2924: Prof-no-profit: a teaching experience of an European professor in Rwanda (Roberto Valentino)
EGU2019-6840: Perspectives and hidden lessons from a geoscientist on energy provision: Namibia as case study (Nortin Titus) Withdrawn
EGU2019-9376: Study of perception of Japanese garden using LIST and KH Coder Method among people in European (Mao Yingming and Furuya Katsunori)