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Online seminar on geoethics organized by CIIMAR, Portugal

Giuseppe Di Capua (Treasurer of the IAPG and Commission on Geoethics of the IUGS) will take a seminar entitled "The need of geoethics for society" at the event "Café com Ciência" (Coffee with Science, Seminar Series).

The seminar is organized by the Centro de Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental (CIIMAR) of the Universidade do Porto (UP) in collaboration with the Centro de Monitorização e Interpretação Ambiental (CMIA) of Matosinhos and CMIA of Vila do Conde.

This seminar will take place on 19 April 2023, 11:30 am (WEST).


Geoethics has had a great development in the last ten years. At an initial stage, studies on geoethics were characterized by defining topics to be addressed and focused on the issues of professional ethics in the geosciences (role and responsibility of geoscientists). In a new stage, geoethics is confronting itself with extra-professional questions, in particular with global issues affecting the geoscience-society interface (causes and socio-cultural implications of the ecological crisis, geoscientific literacy, ethical significance of geodiversity, geotourism and geoparks for the life of local communities, redefinition of the human-nature nexus, relations between geosciences, humanities and social sciences). In this perspective, geoethics is proposing itself as the global ethics of a globalized world, based on the geoscientific knowledge of the territory.

Biosketch of Giuseppe Di Capua:

Geologist at the Italian Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology. With over 20 years of experience in research on seismic hazard research, he is fully involved in developing research on theoretical and practical aspects of geoethics. He is co-founding member and treasurer of the International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG), treasurer of the Commission on Geoethics of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), and member of the Executive Committee of the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences (CIPSH).


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