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.
14-18 March 2022
Geological Hazards and Geoethics in Argentina
Elizabeth Rovere and Roberto Violante (IAPGeoethics-Argentina coordinators) co-organize the Symposium S3 "Geological Hazards and Geoethics" (Peligros Geológicos y Geoética) at the XXI Argentinian Geological Congress (Congreso Geológico Argentino), that will be held in a virtual format in March 2020. Initially the congress was to take place in Puerto Madryn, Chubut (Argentina). Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General) and Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer) will give invited talks on geoethics. This symposium is sponsored by IAPGeoethics-Argentina.
November 2021 - February 2022
Geoethics in a Training Course on Oceans
Eduardo Marone (IAPG-Brazil coordinator) is chair of the module "Geoethics" in the Training Course on Ocean Governance, Ocean Sciences, and Geoethics, organized by the International Ocean Institute - Training Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean (IOI-TC-LAC).
The IAPG is partner organization of this training course.
29 October 2021
Seminar on geoethics at the GSAf
Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG founding member and treasurer) holds an online seminar on "Foundations of Geoethics", organized by the GSAf - Geological Society of Africa for its seminar series.
Time: 14:00 GMT (15:00 Nigeria and Morocco time; 16:00 Egypt and South Africa time)
Zoom link: https://uit.zoom.us/j/62221567781
Meeting id: 622 2156 7781
26 October 2021
Special session on geoethics in Chile
The Chilean section of the International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG) organizes the special session ‘Towards the construction of the Geoethics Code for the geoscience community in Chile’ in the Symposium of the Geology of Chile (SAGChi). This virtual session takes place through the SAGCHI platform (https://sociedadgeologica.cl/simposio-actualizacion-de-la-geologia-de-chile-2021) and aims to join the geoscience community in Chile to discuss about the social role of the people that work in this field. The language of the session is Spanish.
The keynote speakers of the session are:
Luisa Pinto Lincoñir, Associate Professor, Universidad de Chile, and coordinator of IAPG-Chile: "¿Qué principios y qué valores? El desafío de la construcción de un código de geoética". (What principles and what values? The challenge of building a code of geoethics).
Roberto Lencina Kairuz, Researcher, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina, member of IAPG-Argentina: "Litio en la Puna Argentina: La percepción de las comunidades indígenas y el rol de los geocientíficos ¿un dilema ético de la transición energética?". (Lithium in the Argentinian Puna: The perception of indigenous communities and the role of geoscientists, an ethical dilemma of the energy transition?)
Mauricio Mella Barra, Geologist, Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería: "Servicio Público e Investigación Científica: Una mirada ética desde las emergencias geológicas". (Public Service and Scientific Research: An ethical perspective from geological emergencies.
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14 October 2021
International Geoethics Day 2021
5th edition of this event that is celebrated worldwide, during the Earth Science Week and the month of the Global Ethics Day.
4 October 2021
AGI MSC Fall 2021 meeting jointly with Geological Society of America’s Associated Societies
Vince Cronin (IAPG-USA co-coordinator) represents the IAPG at the American Geosciences Institute’s (AGI) virtual Fall 2021 Member Society Council (MSC) meeting, that is held jointly with the Geological Society of America’s Associated Societies.
1 October 2021
Webinar on Hydrogeoethics
Manuel Abrunhosa (IAPG Board of Experts) is the speaker of the webinar entitled "Hydrogeoethics: the newest Hydrogeology discipline", included in the "Where Groundwater Meets" series and organised by IAH's Western and Central European Chapters.
Free attendance upon registration here:
28 June 2021
Geoethics in Forensic Geology in Brazil
Lorna Dawson gives a pre-recorded talk entitled "Geoethics in Forensic Geology: A White Paper" at the 50th Brazilian Congress on Geology. The presentation is signed by L. Dawson, R. Di Maggio, J. McKinley, G. Di Capua, S. Peppoloni, J. Pringle, D. Auchie, D. Parratt.
21 May 2021
AGI MSC Spring 2021 meeting
Vince Cronin (IAPG-USA co-coordinator) represents the IAPG at the American Geosciences Institute’s (AGI) virtual Spring 2021 Member Society Council (MSC) meeting. IAPG is an International Associate Society of the AGI from 2014.
16 May 2021
Virtual Seminar on Geoethics in Peru
Luis Alberta Araújo Ramos (IAPG-Peru board) delivers an online talk (in Spanish), entitled "Geoethics in Peru".
7 May 2021
Round Table on Health and Humanities
Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General) is an invited speaker at the round table on health and humanities in the European Humanities Conference 2021.
26 and 29 April 2021
Geoethics at the EGU 2021
This year we celebrate 10 years of sessions on geoethics organized by the IAPG at the EGU General Assembly! Know more here
26 April 2021 - 09:00-10:30 CEST
Session EOS4.2: Geoethics: Geosciences serving Society (Convenership: Silvia Peppoloni and Giuseppe Di Capua). This session is organized by the IAPG.
26 April 2021 - 14:15-17:00 CEST
Session EOS3.2: Climate literacy: Learning, education, methods and roadmaps (Convenership: David Crookall, Giuseppe Di Capua, Lydie Lescarmontier, Robin Matthews, Frank Niepold). This session is sponsored by the IAPG.
29 April 2021 - 10:00-11:00 CEST
Short Course SC4.4: Foundations and Perspectives of Geoethics for Earth, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences - In memoriam of Jan Boon (Convenership: Eduardo Marone, Giuseppe Di Capua, Silvia Peppoloni). This short course is organized by the IAPG and IOI-TC-LAC.
More about these sessions and the short course: https://www.geoethics.org/egu2021
22 April 2021 (10:00 ET)
PGO 2021 Virtual Symposium
Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer) gives an invited speech entitled "Geoethics in Natural Hazard and Risk Management" at the 2021 Virtual Symposium of the PGO - Professional Geoscientists Ontario.
Giuseppe's speech is included in the Panel Session B "Risky Business: A Changing Paradigm of Managing Risks in a Changing World".
Paul Hubley (PGO President and IAPG-Canada coordinator) is co-chair of the Panel Session B.
More information and registration:
19 April 2021 (18:30 GMT-4)
Webinar on Geoeducation
The webinar (in Spanish) is focused on the dissemination of geosciences in Chile.
This event is co-organized by IAPG-Chile/Grupo Geoética Chile (Geoethics Group Chile) and Grupo de Educación (Education Group) of the Sociedad Geológica de Chile (Geological Society of Chile)
Zoom Meeting ID: 890 4090 8908, password: 530991
16 April 2021 (14:00 BST)
Workshop on Geodiversity
The workshop will be held online and will be free for all to attend. The event is hosted by the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and funded by Research England's Strategic Priorities Fund allocation to the University of Oxford.
The IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics is a supporting organization of this event.
Read more about the Promoting Geodiversity Workshop:
Final programme: download here (pdf file)
9 April 2021
Online seminar on geoethics in Rome (Italy)
Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General) helds a seminar at the RomaTre University entitled "Geoethics and geological culture: definitions, concepts, values, and tools."
9 April 2021
Online discussion Panel on Geoethics
Roberto Greco (IAPG continental coordinator for South America) and Carlos Toledo (IAPG-Peru coordinator) attend the Theme 4 Session "Geoethics", respectively as chair of the discussion panel and as panelist. This event is organized by LAIGEO (Latin American IGEO chapter).
26 March 2021 (15:00-18:00 CET)
Seminar in Italy
This event is organized by University of Chieti - Department of Engineering and Geology.
Speakers: Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General) and Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer). The seminar is entitled "Geoethics: theoretical foundations and its practical applications in the field of geo-risks and georesources".
This seminar is in Italian.
Microsoft Team link for the seminar:
11 March 2021 (20:00 GMT+3)
Webinar in Turkey
This event is organized by MJD - Maden Jeologları Derneği (Turkish Association of Economic Geologists). Speaker: Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer). His speech is entitled "Geoethics: strengthening geoscience professionalism and the social role of geoscientists". This is a free access event.
Zoom Meeting link:
Meeting ID: 993 9939 6733
Meeting Password: 357968.
11 March 2021 (17:30 GMT-3)
Geoethics in a webinar "in memoriam" of Carlos Soares and Laura Segura
Eduardo Marone (IAPG-Brazil coordinator) gives a talk on geoethics in the webinar organized "in memorian" of Prof. Carlos Soares and Laura Segura.
This event is organized by the International Ocean Institute - América Latina and Caribe. The IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics is partner of this webinar.
Presentations are in Latin languages.
The webinar goes live on YouTube at the following link:
3 March 2021 (16:00-17:30 CET)
Webinar (in Italian): "Geoetica" (Geoethics)
This event is organized by MUST - Dipartimento Scienze della Terra della Sapienza Università di Roma. Speakers: Silvia Peppoloni (Researcher at the Italian Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Coordinator of the Section of Geoethics and Geological Cultureof the Italian Geological Society - IAPG-Italy and Secretary General of the IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics) and Giuseppe Di Capua (Technologist at the Italian Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology and Treasurer of the IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics). Moderator: Prof. Raffaele Sardella (MUST Director).
11 February 2021 (18:00-19:30 CET)
Web seminar: "Geoethics and Georesources"
This event is organized by Society of Economic Geologists (SEG)-student chapter at RWTH Aachen (Germany), in cooperation with International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG). Speakers and titles: David Mogk (Montana State University, USA; IAPG Board of Experts for Geo-education and Teaching Geoethics) with a speech entitled "Geoethics: from geoscience professional development to responsible citizenship"; and Nic Bilham (Camborne School of Mines, United Kingdom; IAPG Continental Coordinator for Europe), with a speech entitled "Geoethics as a framework for responsible production and consumption of mineral resources: roles for geoscientists, stakeholders and citizens".
1 February 2021 (08:30 CET)
Talk on Geoethics in Myanmar
Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer) gives a talk on geoethics at the University of Myitkyina Research Hub (Myanmar) - Research Methodology Training Course, entitled "Introduction to Geoethics".
26 January-9 March 2021
UNESCO Lecture Series: Earth Materials for a Sustainable and Thriving Society
The lectures are delivered in webinar format by recognized global experts who frame their presentations in the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Series boosts knowledge of Earth materials and contributes to better informed local, regional, and international discussions. The lectures are freely accessible and are archived for later online access.
14 January 2021
World Logic Day 2021
The IAPG supports the World Logic Day 2021, a global day of supporting the development of logic through teaching and research, as well as to public dissemination of the discipline. The date chosen to celebrate World Logic Day, 14 January, corresponds to the date of death of Kurt Gödel and the date of birth of Alfred Tarski, two of the most prominent logicians of the twentieth century.
The World Logic Day is promoted by UNESCO and CIPSH - International Council of Philosophy and Human Sciences.
4 January 2021 (16:15 CET)
Keynote Lecture on Geoethics
John Geissman, Professor of Geosciences, University of Texas at Dallas, and 2020 Geoethics medalist gives a keynote lecture on geoethics at the Potsdam University in the Institute of Geoscience colloquium series.
To join the online conference via zoom, please contact Dr. Simon Schneider (firstname.lastname@example.org) for login information before 2 January 2021.
14-16 December 2020
EDIG Conference on Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in Geoscience
The IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics (https://www.geoethics.org) supports the EDIG Conference on Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in Geoscience.
From EDIG project: "To help us better understand the challenges faced by many people in the geoscience community, we recently ran a survey asking people about their experiences with equality, diversity, and inclusion related topics. We have been working with the survey data to structure an online conference, now planned for the 15/16th of December. There will be an ice breaker style event on the evening of the 14th.
The conference will be run over 2 days, with 3 sessions (talks and panel discussions) and a workshop focusing on unconscious bias.
Conference website: https://www.icrag-centre.org/edig/conference/
15 December 2020
Geoethics at the Workshop on Palaeoethics
Daniel DeMiguel (IAPG-ECST spokeperson) gives a presentation entitled "Geoethical issues in Palaeontology at a glance" at the Workshop (virtual) "Palaeoethics from the Field, to the Museum, and to Publication" (14:00-17:00 GMT), organized by The Palaeontological Association and hosted by the Oxford University Museum of Natural History (UK). This is a free event.
9 December 2020
Conference on Geosciences, Professional Ethics, and Sustainability
Luisa Pinto Lincoñir (IAPG-Chile coordinator) gives a talk (in Spanish) at the University of Chile, entitled "Geosciences, Professional Ethics, and Sustainability".
2 December 2020
Ethics in Forensic Geophysics & Geology meeting
Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General) gives a presentation entitled "A White paper on Ethics in Forensic Geology" at the one day meeting (09:00 GMT) on Forensic Geophysics and Geology organized by the Geological Society of London. In the second part of the presentation, Rosa Maria Di Maggio (IUGS - Initiative on Forensic Geology) presents a case study.
23 November 2020
Facebook event (in Italian)
IAPG is among the supporting organizations of a Facebook online event in Italy, entitled "Culture sustains territory - how to rewrite this relationship in the light of contemporaneity" (23 November 2020, 18:00 CET), organized by ReWriters Magazine and Italia Nostra. Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General) is among the speakers of this event.
July - November 2020
MinerLima 2020 (6th edition)
IAPG-Peru organizes the 6th edition of MinerLima to promote geoscience knowledge among Peruvian students and thegeneral public. Due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, this year events take place online. Webinars, conferences, and workshops (even for children and teenagers) has been organized on the following days:
9, 18, 25 July
25, 26 September
12, 13, 14 November
MinerLima 2020 Coordinator: Rosa J. Medina Sandoval
Supporting partners: CINGEO and Paranoia Geologica
28-30 October 2020
Extraordinary Session of the IUGS
The IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics (https://www.geoethics.org) attends the Extraordinary Sessione of the IUGS - International Union of Geological Sciences (https://www.iugs.org), held online.
Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer) represents the IAPG during this 3-day Extraordinary Session.
The IAPG is an affiliated organization of the IUGS from 2013.
21 October 2020
Joint AGI/GSA Societies Meeting 2020
The IAPG is represented by Cindy Palinkas (IAPG-USA co-coordinator).
19 October 2020
Webinar on geoethics
for the International Geoethics Day 2020
The Early Career Scientists Team (ECST) of the IAPG organizes a webinar to celebrate the International Geoethics Day 2020.
Teams Live link: http://bit.ly/IAPGWebinar
15 October 2020
Webinar on Geoethics
for the International Geoethics Day 2020
From 15:00 (IST)
This event is organized by IAPG-India, in cooperation with the National Institute for Disasters Management of India and the Amity University, to celebrate the International Geoethics Day 2020.
Surya Parkash (IAPG-India coordinator) and Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer) are among speakers.
15 October 2020
International Geoethics Day 2020
4th edition of this event that is celebrated worldwide, during the Earth Science Week and the month of the Global Ethics Day.
This year the International Geoethics Day is dedicated to the early career and young geoscientists.
Theme of the International Geoethics Day 2020: make a... Geoethical Promise!
8 October 2020
ZEF Colloquium on Geoethics
Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn (Germany)
Hour: 01:30-2:30 PM Berlin
Conference by Francesc Bellaubí (IAPG member) entitled "The role of Geoethics in georesources management and governance: some case studies."
28 September 2020
Zoom event on geoethics in Chile (in Spanish)
Organized by IAPG-Chile and Geological Society of Chile-Geoethics Group.
Title: "Geoscience for the New Constitution of Chile" ("Geociencias para la Nueva Constitución de Chile")
19:00-20:30 (Chile), Time zone: GMT-3
Zoom meeting: ID (826 7187 1837), Password (685378)
Read the article on this issue by José Martín Cabello Lechuga for the IAPG Blog, published on 24 August 2020:
17-30 September 2020
4th Evolving and Sustaining Ocean Best Practices Workshop 2020
Michèle Barbier (IAPG-France co-coordinator) informs about 4 sessions on ethics at the 4th Evolving and Sustaining Ocean Best Practices Workshop that will be held online at various times between 17-30 September 2020.
Ocean practitioners will collaboratively address best practices as well as recommendations for the OBPS to meet community needs for advanced method development in ocean observations and applications. The outcomes will guide the next implementation phase of the OBPS.
The Working Group on Ethics and best practices for ocean observing and applications organizes the following sessions:
- Session 1 on Ethics in ocean observation, overview (speaker: Michèle Barbier)
21 September, 1pm UTC, 2 hours
- Session 2 on Ocean observation and indigenous groups (speaker: Shelley Denny)
22 September, 1pm UTC, 2 hours
- Session 3 on Ethics & fisheries (speaker: Macenzie Mazur)
23 September, 1pm UTC, 2 hours
- Session 4 on Optimizing infrastructure (speaker: Frederick Whoriskey)
24 September, 1pm UTC, 2 hours
16-18 September 2020
6th Meggen Raw material days Online-Conference
David Ovadia (IAPG-UK coordinator) represents the IAPG in this online conference. He gives a talk entitled "Do no Harm - Ethics in Geoscience" on 16 September 2020, in the theme "Raw Materials, Sustainability and Geologists in Public Perception". In the same theme Aaron W. Johnson (AIPG, USA) gives a talk entitled "Geoethics and Society: Social and Cultural Considerations for the Ethical Practice of Geology".
16 September 2020
Online Seminar on Geoethics
Ronin Institute, 10:00-11:00 US Eastern Time / 2:00-3:00 PM GMT
Martin Bohle (IAPG Board of Experts) helds an online seminar at the Ronin Institute, entitled "Foundations & Examples for how to tackle (Geo)ethical Dilemmas".
18-21 August 2020
Session on Geoethics at the EASST4S (virtual)
EASST4S (Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)
"Locating and Timing Matters: Significance and Agency of STS in Emerging Worlds"
Prague (Czech Republic)
Session on Geoethics
Organizers: Alena Bleicher (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, GmbH), Roopali Phadke (Macalester College), Abby Kinchy (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Chair: Alena Bleicher (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, GmbH)
Description: This session focus on Geoethics. Concepts such as geoethics or responsible mining have been suggested to improve relations between mining businesses and (local) societies. The papers critically discuss these concepts, their use, impacts and effects in sectors related to underground uses.
13 July 2020
Final virtual meeting of the project GOAL
Portugal, 10:00 (CET)
International Teams from Portugal, Italy, Spain, Austria, Israel, Lithuania attends the final event of the Erasmus+ project GOAL "Geoethics Outcomes and Awareness Learning".
IAPG is supporting partner of this project.
7 July 2020
Webinar "Geoethics and Georisks: definitions, concepts and values"
Morocco, 16:00 (GMT+1)
Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General, researcher at the Italian Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Rome, Italy, IUGS Councillor 2018-2022) is the guest speaker of this event organized by Ezzoura Errami (Dean Faculté Polydisciplinaire de Safi, Morocco, President of the AAWG, IAPG-Continental Coordinator for Africa).
Download the poster (pdf file)
The link to the webinar is: meet.google.com/aub-vrrx-fbd
7 July 2020
PGO Virtual Symposium 2020 " Geoethics and Sustainability"
Canada, 09:00-11:30 (EST)
Organized by PGO - Professional Geoscientists Ontario.
Virtual Symposium "Exploring the Convergence of Professional Geoscience, Public Policy, Regulatory Requirements, Standards and Protection of the Public"
Session B "Geoethics and Sustainability"
Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer) is invited to give a speach, entitled "Geoethics - Why bother?".
Symposium link: https://webcastguru.net/events/pgo/200707-010/
Download the poster (pdf file)
7 July 2020
Portuguese Closing Conference of the GOAL Project
Porto (Portugal), 10:00-12:00 (DST)
Organized by the University of Porto, and sponsored by IAPG-Portugal.
IAPG-Portugal website: https://www.fc.up.pt/iapg-pns/
Conference link: https://fc-up-pt.zoom.us/j/93815906131
IAPG is official partner of the Erasmus+ project GOAL - Geoethics Outcomes and Awareness Learning.
Download the poster (pdf file)
14 June 2020
1st International (Virtual) Symposium on Geoethics
Online event, 02:30-04:30 pm (IST): Open to anyone and free of charge
Organized by IAPG-India and hosted by the School of Earth and Environmental Science, Amity University Haryana (India).
Among the speakers, Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General), Surya Parkash (IAPG-India Coordinator), Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer).
The symposium registration URL for participants is https://bit.ly/3hh9409
18-22 May 2020
International Online Congress:
Geoethics & Groundwater Management: Theory and Practice for a Sustainable Development
A joint event IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics and IAH - International Association of Hydrogeologists
Porto (Portugal), 18-22 May 2020
The joint event IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics and IAH - International Association of Hydrogeologists will be an excellent occasion for discussing and sharing values, best practices and strategies to manage water resources for a sustainable future.
Important news due to the Covid-19 (posted on 9 April 2020):
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.
4 May 2020
Online keynote speech at EGU 2020: Sharing Geoscience Online
Online event, 4 May 2020 (16:15-17:45 CEST): Open to anyone and free of charge
Keynote speech by Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General), entitled: "Geoscientists as social and political actors", in the Union Symposium 1 (US1): "Best practices for scientific integrity and scientific freedom in an age of pandemics - and beyond".
This symposium is co-sponsored by EGU, AGI, AGU, AOGS, GSA, GSL, JpGU.
Video (you can see and hear Silvia speaking from minute 37:23):
Download the US1 summary:
Read the list of keynote speeches and their abstracts in US1:
3-8 May 2020
EGU General Assembly 2020
EGU has cancelled the physical General Assembly 2020 in Vienna.
Read more here: https://www.egu2020.eu/
This year EGU 2020 will be "EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online" (#shareEGU20).
IAPG organizes the following events at the "EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online" (3-8 May 2020):
Convenership: Silvia Peppoloni, Nic Bilham, Daniel De Miguel, Eduardo Marone, Susanne Schneider, Giuseppe Di Capua
Displays: Thursday, 07 May 2020, 08:30–10:15 (CEST), text-based chat
27 authors presented their works on many issues of interest for geoethics, 78 participants in the chat, many participants actively involved in the chat discussion, a lot of questions. It was not easy to manage the session and giving time to all, despite the great difficulties of the Q&A phase to be carried out only as a text-based chat. Silvia Peppoloni, with the help of Nic Bilham, Eduardo Marone, and Daniel De Miguel, led the group across this new challenge and it was successful. Thank you!!!
We remind you that abstracts, presentation materials, and discussion about each work will be online till 31 May 2020: https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/displays/34764
7-9 April 2020
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"
Yurisley Valdés Mariño (coordinator of IAPG-Cuba) is Vice-President of the Organizing Committee
25 March 2020
2020 Spring GSA Associated Societies Virtual Meeting
Geological Society of America
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (MDT)
IAPG is represented by Cindy Palinkas (IAPG-USA co-coordinator)
6 March 2020
Conference on Geoethics (in Catalan)
Centre d'Estudis Avançats de Blanes, C/ Accés Cala Sant Francesc, 14
Conference by Francesc Bellaubí (IAPG member) entitled "Geoètica: Gestió I Governança De Recursos Naturals I Paisatges Amenaçats" (Geoethics: management and governance of natural resources and threatened landscapes).
15-16 January 2020
74th IUGS Executive Committee Meeting
Busan (South Korea)
IAPG attends the meeting of the IUGS - International Union of Geological Sciences and is represented by Peter T. Bobrowsky (IAPG Continental Coordinator for North America).
13-17 January 2020
4th GOAL workshop
IAPG attends the 4th workshop of the European project GOAL - Geoethics Outcomes and Awareness Learning and is represented by Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General) and Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer). IAPG is partner of the project. The workshop is organized by the Israeli team of the project and is entitled "Geoethics in education: from theory to practice".
4-7 December 2019
2nd Colloquium of the Cameroon Association for Geosciences “Geosciences - Yaounde 2019”
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.
14-15 November 2019
3rd GOAL transnational meeting
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.
24-26 October 2019
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).
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.
15 October 2019
Conference on Geoethics (in Catalan)
Escola Politècnica Superior d'Enginyeria de Manresa - EPSEM
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).
9 October 2019
Conference on Geoethics (in Catalan)
Campus Terres de l'Ebre de la URV - Avinguda Remolins, 13-15 Tortosa
Conference by Francesc Bellaubí (IAPG member) entitled "La geoètica i la pedagogia dels valors" (Geoethics and pedagogy of values).
16-18 September 2019
IAPG at the MCC Conference
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".
12 September 2019
Session sponsored by IAPG at the 5th YES Network Congress
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.
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").
18 July 2019
DG RTD Lunchtime conference
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".
11 July 2019
Online Seminar on Geoethics
Martin Bohle (IAPG Board of Experts) helds an online seminar at the Ronin Institute, entitled "Exploring Societal Frameworks of the Geosciences".
8-13 July 2019
3rd GOAL workshop
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".
24 May 2019
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).
22-24 May 2019
15th International Congress of the Geological Society of 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.
12-13 May 2019
HEGC-1 - First Himalayan Engineering Geological Congress
IAPG Special Session:
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.
9 May 2019
Conference on Geoethics in Munich
Munich (Germany), Hörsaal C 006, Luisenstr. 37
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.
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.
7-12 April 2019
EGU General Assembly 2019
EGU European Geoscience Union
"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
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
27 March 2019
Debate on Bioethics and Geoethics
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)
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".
18-21 March 2019
Summit: Geoscience and Society
Bridges to Global Health, Resilience, and Sustainability
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)
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)
6 March 2019
IAPG-Greece Lecture on Geoethics
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
IAPG attends the meeting of the IUGS - International Union of Geological Sciences and is represented by Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer).
12 February 2019
1st Conference and General Assembly of IAPG-Peru
Venue: Auditorium of the EAP of the Engineering Geology at the UNMSM
30-31 January 2019
INTERMIN Madrid Meeting 2019
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.
14-18 January 2019
2nd GOAL workshop
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".
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.
27 December 2018
IAPG-Pakistan at the Earth-Science and Cultural Fair 2018
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).
Cindy Palinkas (primary convener; IAPG-USA co-chair), Vincent S. Cronin (IAPG-USA co-chair), Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General), Chris Keane (AGI)
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.
AGU Fall Meeting 2018
29-30 November 2018
IAPG and Geoethics at the II Jornadas Centíficas sobre Geología del Paraguay y Ciencias Afines
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
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.
22-24 November 2018
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).
18-23 November 2018
XV Chilean Geological Congress
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).
5-8 November 2018
Earth System Governance Conference 2018
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.
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).
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)
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
12-14 September 2018
Joint Congress SGI-SIMP
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).
This session is supported by
IAPG and INHIGEO
2-7 September 2018
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.
This session is supported by IAPG
30 July-3 August 2018
1st GOAL workshop
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".
22-27 July 2018
8th GeoSciEd and 8th EnsinoGEO
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".
27 June 2018
FORAM 18 pilot event
on raw materials governance
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.
16-21 June 2018
Resources for Future Generations
The Conference on Energy, Minerals, Water, The Earth
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):
Session RS13: Geoethics and Environmental and Social Responsibility: Doing the Right Thing to Develop Resources for Future Generations (19 June 2018, part I 8:30-10:00, part II 10:30-11:45, part III 13:30-15:00, room 119)
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".
8-13 April 2018
EGU General Assembly 2018
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)
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
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
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]
20-25 February 2018
Salzburg Global Seminar
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.
11-16 February 2018
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).
23-24 January 2018
72th IUGS Executive Committee Meeting
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"
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.