IAPG and ASAGAI signed a Memorandum of Agreement on 25 October 2022
IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics and ASAGAI - Asociación Argentina de Geología Aplicada a la Ingeniería (Argentinian Association of Geology Applied to Engineering) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on 25 October 2022.
The aim of this agreement is to develop a coordinated approach, where appropriate, for promoting initiatives and events discussing the ethical, social, and cultural implications of geosciences, and favoring high ethical standards in the research and practice of geoscience in order to better serve the geoscience community and society as a whole.
The agreement expresses a mutual desire to cooperate on a range of themes in the field of ethics in Geoscience. It helps to assure a continued IAPG – ASAGAI cooperation and coordination on issues of common interests, in particular the following:
Promotion of principles of ethics, research integrity, and professional deontology in geoscientific activities.
Definition of ethical issues, with accompanying case-studies, where appropriate, affecting the geoscientific community and organizations.
Co-organization of scientific events to disseminate concepts of ethics in geosciences, among both the professional and research communities, with particular attention to young and early career geoscientists.
Production of relevant publications and communications.
Both organizations will establish a liaison to ensure good information flow and cooperation.
ASAGAI agrees to support the “Cape Town Statement on Geoethics” (that contains the Geoethical Promise, an Hippocratic-like oath for geoscientists: http://www.geoethics.org/ctsg) and to be included among the list of supporting organizations of the statement.
ASAGAI (https://asagai.org.ar/) is a non-profit civil entity established on 29 December 1975, in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Association constitutes the Argentine National Group of the International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG) and is a member of COMGEO, Commission of Associations of Geology Applied to Engineering and the Environment of South America and the Caribbean.
The general objectives of the Association are:
Promote collaboration between professionals and scientists interested in the field of Geology Applied to Engineering and the Environment, as well as promote the specialty through the active support of its associate members.
Stimulate and extend the application and research of Geology and related disciplines, in relation to Engineering and the Environment, for the best technical and economic solution to problems of both general and local interest.
Link professionals who are interested in Geology Applied to Engineering and the Environment in the Argentine Republic and abroad.
Facilitate the national and international exchange of information related to its specialized activities.
Maintain permanent links with IAEG (International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment – International Association of Geology Applied to Engineering and the Environment).
Stimulate non-profit cooperation between Geology and related disciplines, and Engineering.o
Edit the Journal of Geology Applied to Engineering and the Environment as its official publication, in which scientific articles related to the disciplines of applied geology are published.
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