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Geoethics at the AESC 2023: The call for abstract is open!

The IAPG and the IUGS co-organize a session on geoethics at the Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2023 (Perth, 27-30 June 2023).

The call for abstracts is open (deadline: 1 March 2023):


Geoethics to responsibly manage local and global challenges of our times

Conveners: Silvia Peppoloni, Peter T. Bobrowsky, John Ludden, Sandra Villacorta Chambi

Session description:

Geoscience knowledge and expertise are essential to address a wide range of the most pressing social-environmental concerns, inform decision-making, and guide education at all levels. All branches of geosciences have cultural, social and ethical implications. Hence, geoscientists face ethical issues in their professional and civic roles. Geoscientists are becoming increasingly aware of their ethical responsibilities to serve society and foster public trust in geosciences. Geoethics aims to provide a common framework to responsibly manage questions such as geo-resources, geological risks, pollution, geoheritage, as well as geoscience-society-policy interaction and relationships with Indigenous communities. This session aims to nourish the discussion on appropriate behaviours and practices, also through case-studies, wherever human activities interact with the Earth system.

This session is included in the theme "Critical role of geoscience in Australia's future" and is co-organized by IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics and IUGS - International Union of Geological Sciences.

Important information:


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