Thursday, March 26, 2015

Agreement of Collaboration IAPG-EuroGeoSurveys

The EuroGeoSurveys (EGS) and the International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG) have signed on 26 March 2015 an Agreement of Collaboration (MoA). The agreement expresses a mutual desire to co-operate on a range of themes in the field of Geoethics, in particular, the following issues:

  • promotion of principles of geoethics, research integrity and professional deontology in geosciences activities among their networks;
  • definition of ethical problems, also through case-studies, affecting geoscience community and organizations;
  • co-organization of scientific events to disseminate concepts of geoethics, among both the professional and research communities, with particular attention to young geologists;
  • production of relevant publications;
  • identification of possibilities to apply for European Union funding for the development of common projects on geoethics, research integrity and professional deontology.

Both organizations will establish a liaison to ensure good information flow and cooperation.
EGS ( is the organization of the Geological Surveys of Europe. At the moment 34 national Geological Surveys are members of EGS. EGS promotes the contribution of geosciences to European Union affairs and action programs to publish, or see its Members publishing, expert, neutral, balanced and practical pan-European technical advice and information for the European Union Institutions.