Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Agreement on Cooperation between AEG and IAPG

The AEG - Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists and the IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics have signed an Agreement on Cooperation on 8 October 2015.

The aim of the agreement is to promote co-ordinated initiatives and events discussing the ethical, social and cultural implications of geosciences and favouring the adoption of ethical standards in the research and practice of geoscience community in order to better serving the Society.

In particular:

  • 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 and values of geoethics, among both the professional and research communities, with particular attention to young geoscientists;
  • production of relevant publications;
  • identification of possibilities to apply for common projects on geoethics, research integrity and professional deontology.

AEG (http://www.aegweb.org) is the organization providing leadership, advocacy, and applied research in environmental and engineering geology for its members' professional success and the public welfare. AEG is the acknowledged international leader in environmental and engineering geology, and is greatly respected for its stewardship of the profession. AEG offers information on environmental and engineering geology useful to practitioners, scientists, students, and the public. AEG members are presently located in 15 countries. In the United States of America, AEG members come from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Read more about the affiliations and agreements of the IAPG