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IAPG and UGM signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on 7 May 2024

The International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG) and the Unión Geofísica Mexicana A.C. (UGM) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on 7 May 2024.

The aim of the MoA 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 geosciences to better serve the geosciences community and society as a whole.

The MoA expresses a mutual desire to cooperate on a range of themes in the field of geoethics. It helps to assure a continued IAPG – UGM cooperation and coordination on issues of common interests.

Moreover, IAPG and UGM agree:

1) To promote joint initiatives and events in Mexico and Latin-American countries on themes of common interest through their web pages, social networks, and publications.

2) To foster cooperation in projects and activities on themes of common interest.

3) When appropriate, involve UGM and IAPG respectively in their publications, in scientific meetings/congresses on ethics, research integrity, professional deontology, and ethics in geosciences organized by UGM and IAPG, and in projects.

4) To foster diversity, inclusion, and professional ethics in every aspect of building a culture of integrity within the geoscience community.

The MoA was signed by Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General and Chair of the IUGS Commission on Geoethics) and José Luis Macias Vázquez (UGM President).

The Unión Geofísica Mexicana A.C. (UGM) is a scientific association that aims to promote the study of Earth and Space Sciences and disseminate scientific knowledge in Mexico. It articulates activities that strengthen research, solving fundamental and applied problems, and scientific collaboration. The UGM seeks to disseminate scientific, technological, and innovative knowledge. UGM comprises four primary areas of knowledge: solid earth, oceanography and limnology, atmosphere, and space sciences.

In addition, UGM promotes cultural events, such as exhibitions, concerts, conferences, and seminars, by using all means of circulation allowed to the association to distribute knowledge. With these aims in mind, UGM provides: Permanent preparation – Updated scientific and pedagogical training to achieve specialization. Teaching – Imparting courses, seminars, diploma courses, and conference cycles. Cultural advancement – Through research, conferences, expositions, and other events.


IAPG affiliations and agreement:

IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics:

IUGS - Commission on Geoethics:

CIPSH - Chair on Geoethics:


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