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Events in 2020-2021

Archive of events organized by IAPG in 2020-2021: sessions/symposia on geoethics in meetings, conferences, congresses, seminars, lectures, other initiatives.

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18 December 2021
4th Round Table on Geoethics in Peru

Time: 11:00-14:00 (GMT-5)
IAPG-Peru with the support of the IAPG-Peru Student Group organizes the 4th Round Table on Geoethics, entitled: "On geoethics in Peru: Towards the development of geoethical policies". The main goal of the activity is to promote the debate on ethics in the geoscience profession, focusing on different fields of activity, through critical reflections and analyses of case studies.

- Read more

- Video

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13-14 December 2021
IAPG at the XXXV General Assembly of the CIPSH

Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General) represents the IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics at the XXXV General Assembly of the CIPSH - International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences ( Even Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer) attends the General Assembly as IAPG representative within the CIPSH Executive Committee 2020-2023. The CIPSH General Assembly takes place in Odense (Denmark) in a mixed mode (presence and virtual).

The IAPG is a member organisation of the CIPSH from 2017.

12 December 2021
A talk on hydrogeoethics in Afghanistan

Time: 10:30-12:00 (GMT+4:30)

Mohammad Salem Hussaini and Asadullah Farahmand (IAPG-Afghanistan Co-coordinators) deliver a talk entitled "Introduction to Hydrogeoethics: A new transdisciplinary approach in water science" in the AWEP Net (Afghans Water and Environment Professionals Network) seminar series (virtual mode). 
The language of the presentation is Persian, but the text of slides is English.

The registration is required through the following link:

9 December 2021
An IAPG talk on geoethics in Colombia
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Time: 14:00-14:50 (GMT-5)

Nic Bilham (IAPG Continental Coordinator for Europe, University of Exeter) delivers an invited speech, entitled "Sustainable development and the energy transition: a geoethical perspective", as well as Pedro Isique delivers an invited speech, entitled "Geoethics and the exploitation of georesources", at the third version of the "Encuentro de Sostenibilidad y Energía – Sustainability and Energy Summit" (virtual event), organized by the Colombian Association of Petroleum Geologists and Geophysicists (ACGGP) and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists AAPG Latin America and the Caribbean Region.


6-7 December 2021
Geoethics in a Humanities seminar of CIPSH

Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer) is invited to deliver a talk, entitled "Geoethics as global ethics to face global anthropogenic changes", at the The Second CIPSH International Academy on Chinese Cultures and Global Humanities Seminar on "Global Challenges and Global Ethics in a time of Pandemic and Climate Change", organized by Union Académique Internationale (UAI) in collaboration with the Stockholm China Center at the Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP) in Stockholm (Sweden).


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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.

Download the flyer (pdf)

Read more

25 November 2021
Invited talk on geoethics in India

Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG co-founding member and Secretary General) gives an invited talk (virtual mode) entitled "Ethics for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience", in the "One Week Faculty Development/ToT Programme on Disaster Management",  organized by the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), Ministry of Home Affairs (India), in collaboration with the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun, Uttarakhand (India). Surya Parkash (Head of the GMR Division at NIDM and IAPG-India coordinator) chairs this event and gives a talk entitled "Basic Understanding of Disaster Management".


18-21 November 2021
MinerLima 2021

Miraflores (Lima)

7th edition of the geoscience exhibition organized by IAPG-Peru.
Topic: "For a sustainable and inclusive mining".


- Website 
- Video
- Download the programme

- Download the poster

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17 November 2021
Lecture on geoethics in Slovenia

Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG co-founding member and treasurer) holds an online lecture entitled "Geoethics: from an ethics for geosciences to a global ethics for societies", organized by the GeoZS - Geological Survey of Slovenia for its 75th anniversary.

Time: 13:00-14:00 CET

- Download the lecture summary

MSTeams platform link

16 November 2021
Talk on geoethics at GeStEIN (Germany)

Time: 18:15 (CET)

Online Talk by Dr. Dominic Hildebrandt (IAPG member) at the Colloquium of GeStEIN (umbrella organization of German Geoscience student representatives).

The talk is entitled "Shaping responsible future experts: the need for integrating Geoethics in Geoscience university education."


12 November 2021
Talk on geoethics at Interdisciplinary Weeks at the Fachhochschule Kiel (Germany)

Time: 18:00-19:30 (CET)

Online Talk (in German) by Dr. Dominic Hildebrandt (IAPG member) at the Interdisciplinary Weeks at the Fachhochschule Kiel (Germany).

The talk is entitled "Geoethik – ethische Fragen in den Geowissenschaften" (Geoethics – ethical questions in the Geosciences").


29 October 2021
Seminar on geoethics at the GSAf

Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG co-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:

Meeting id: 622 2156 7781

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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 ( 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.

For more details, please write to

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25 October 2021
IAPG talk on Geoethics in Mexico

Sandra Villacorta (Scientific Coordinator of IAPG-Peru) gives a talk on geoethics at the First International Congress "Study and Application of Geoscience on Earth and in the Space" (Primer Congreso Internacional "El Estudio y la Aplicación de las Geociencias en la Tierra y en el Espacio") in Mexico. The title of Sandra's talk is "Geoethics and its importance in Latin America" (Geoética y su importancia en América Latina). The congress is organized by Centro de Inteligencia y Análisis Estratégico under the auspices of the Centro de Investigaciones Geopoliticas en Energia y Medio Ambiente de México.

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22 October 2021
IAPG Round table on geoethics in Bolivia

The online roundtable on geoethics is included in the programme of the XXIV Bolivian Geological Congress that is held in La Paz (Bolivia) and is organized by IAPG-Bolivia.

Time: 10:30 GMT-4


10:30 - 10:45 Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG-Italy)
10:45 - 11:00 Pedro Isique (IAPG-Peru)
11:00 - 11:15 Elizabeth Rovere (IAPG-Argentina)
11:15 - 11:30 Wilfredo Ramos Collorana (IAPG-Bolivia)
11:30 - 12:00 Comments and conclusions


Zoom link:
Meeting id: 937 4434 5358
Metting password: 765948

14 October 2021
A talk on geoethics in India

Vince Cronin (IAPG-USA co-coordinator) gives an online talk on geoethics at the "International Workshop on Geoethics with focus on Geohazards and Mining Disasters", organized by NIDM - National Institute of Disaster Management (India) and IAPG-India.

- Programme

- Video

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.

Hashtag: #geoethicsday2021


Read about the International Geoethics Day

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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:

22 September 2021
Geoethics at GeoKarlsruhe 2021

Virtual conference
Session 12.3 "Geoscience and Society".
Martin Bohle (IAPG Board of Expert) deliver a presentation entitled "Geo-Rational - Ethics in/for the Geosciences". Dominic Hildebrandt (IAPG member) deliver a presentation entitled "Shaping responsible future experts: the need for integrating Geoethics in Geoscience university education".


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.

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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".

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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.

Video recording of the round table

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:

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

Download the poster of the webinar (pdf file)

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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
Geoethics in a LAIGEO event

Panel of discussion on the polysemy of some geoscientific terms in the field of education in Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by LAIGEO (International Geoscience Education Organisation - IGEO, Latinoamérica):

Among the speakers and moderators: Roberto Greco (IAPG Continental Coordinator for South America), Sandra Villacorta (IAPG-Peru Scientific Coordinator), Carlos Toledo (Coordinator of IAPG-Peru).

Video recording

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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:

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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.

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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:

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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).

Video recording

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". 

Read more

Free registration

3 February 2021 (11:00 CET)
Talk on Geoethics in Germany

Martin Bohle (IAPG Board of Experts) gives a talk on geoethics at the at the University of Heidelberg (Geokolloquium), entitled "Geoethics – for Society, Geosciences and Geoscientists".


Join the talk here (free access)

1 February 2021 (08:30 CET)
Talk on Geoethics in Myanmar (DELETED)

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 IAPG is media partner of the Lecture Series, organized by UNESCO in collaboration with IUGS and iCRAG.

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.

Recordings and materials

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.

Download the IAPG letter of support

Website of the World Logic Day

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 ( for login information before 2 January 2021.

Download the leaflet (pdf)

14-16 December 2020
EDIG Conference on Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in Geoscience

The IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics ( 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.

Download the EDIG Conference programme

Conference registration

Conference website:

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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.



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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.

Download the programme (pdf)

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.

Download the leaflet (pdf)

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 ( attends the Extraordinary Sessione of the IUGS - International Union of Geological Sciences (, 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

Virtual meeting


The IAPG is represented by Cindy Palinkas (IAPG-USA co-coordinator).

19 October 2020
Webinar on geoethics
for the International Geoethics Day 2020

17:00-18:30 CEST


The Early Career Scientists Team (ECST) of the IAPG organizes a webinar to celebrate the International Geoethics Day 2020.

Teams Live link:

Download the leaflet (pdf)

Webinar recording (IAPG YouTube channel)

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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.


Download the leflet (pdf)

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!

Hashtag: #geoethicsday2020


Read about the International Geoethics Day

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:

Download the poster of this event (pdf)

17-30 September 2020
4th Evolving and Sustaining Ocean Best Practices Workshop 2020
Online event

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

- Download details about the 4 sessions on ethics

- Download the programme of the 4th Evolving and Sustaining Ocean Best Practices Workshop 2020

- Website of the OBPS

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".
Download the programme
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".
Download slides (pdf)
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.


Programme and abstracts

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:
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:

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: 
Conference link:
IAPG is official partner of the Erasmus+ project GOAL - Geoethics Outcomes and Awareness Learning.

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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

Download the programme
18-22 May 2020

Porto (Portugal)

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 ( 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):


Silvia's abstract:

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:

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):

Session EOS5.1 "Geoethics: how and why should geosciences serve society?"

​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

Read more about this text-based chat session

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:

Read details about the IAPG text-based chat session and the short course previosly planned

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7-9 April 2020
CINAREM'20 (Postponed)

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


Download the brochure

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)

Blanes (Spain)

Centre d'Estudis Avançats de Blanes, C/ Accés Cala Sant Francesc, 14

Hour: 09:45-13:30


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).

Download the IAPG Annual Report 2019 for the IUGS (pdf)

13-17 January 2020
4th GOAL workshop

Rehovot (Israel)

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".

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