Affiliations and Agreements

 

The IAPG is affiliated to the IUGS - International Union of Geological Sciences.
The International Union of Geological Sciences - IUGS (http://www.iugs.org) is one of the largest and most active non-governmental scientific organizations in the world. Founded in 1961, IUGS is a member of the International Council of Science. IUGS promotes and encourages the study of geological problems, especially those of world-wide significance, and supports and facilitates international and interdisciplinary cooperation in the earth sciences.



The IAPG is recognized as an International Associate Organization of the AGI - American Geosciences Institute.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) was founded in 1948, under a directive of the National Academy of Sciences, as a network of associations representing geoscientists with a diverse array of skills and knowledge of our planet. The Institute provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in our profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society’s use of resources, resilience to natural hazards, and the health of the environment.
AGI (http://www.americangeosciences.org/) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving the geoscience community and addressing the needs of society. 
The category of the International Associate Members includes societies with less than 2,000 U.S. members. Inclusion in the AGI Network facilitates interaction between U.S. and international geoscience organizations; membership also supports international geoscience development as well as promoting the geosciences in underserved countries.




The IAPG is recognized as an Associate Society of The GSA - Geological Society of America.
The Geological Society of America (http://www.geosociety.org/) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of the geosciences. The Society was founded in Ithaca, New York, USA, in 1888 by some of the great geologists of the time, including James Hall, James Dwight Dana, and Alexander Winchell, who were members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. GSA is the first enduring society for the geosciences in America. The management of the Society's affairs is under the control of its elected officers (Executive Committee and Council). 
In 1968, GSA Headquarters offices moved from New York to Boulder, Colorado.
GSA is an expanding global membership society with more than 25,000 members in more than 100 countries. Thirty percent of its members are students. The Society's primary activities are organizing scientific meetings and conferences and publishing scientific literature. Other activities include disbursing research grants, operating an employment matching and interview service, honoring outstanding scientific contributors with medals and awards, assisting teachers in geoscience education, and fostering public awareness of geoscience issues.
The Society has seven regional Sections throughout the world: the new International Section plus six in North America: Cordilleran, Rocky Mountain, North-Central, South-Central, Northeastern, and Southeastern. Sections have their own management boards and conduct their own yearly meetings. 
Eighteen specialty Divisions, which any GSA member may join, generally meet at the GSA Annual Meeting. Most Divisions have their own newsletters, which are published at various times throughout the year.
A number of Associated Societies often meet in conjunction with the GSA Annual Meeting and assist in developing the scientific program, thus ensuring a broad range of topics.
In 1980, the Geological Society of America Foundation was established to receive and administer contributions in support of GSA's mission. 
A recent evolution at the Society has resulted in an energized collaboration, Education & Outreach, that links established GSA education and outreach programs, teaching awards, professional development, student development, research grants.




The IAPG is recognized as Associated Society of the GSL - Geological Society of London.
The GSL (https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/) is a not-for-profit organisation, and a registered charity. Its aims are to improve knowledge and understanding of the Earth, to promote Earth science education and awareness, and to promote professional excellence and ethical standards in the work of Earth scientists, for the public good.
Founded in 1807, it is the oldest geological society in the world. Today, it is a world-leading communicator of Earth science – through its scholarly publishing, library and information services, cutting-edge scientific conferences, education activities and outreach to the general public. It also provides impartial scientific information and evidence to support policy-making and public debate about the challenges facing humanity.
The Society is the UK's professional body for Earth science and has a worldwide membership of over 11,500. More than 2,000 of its members live overseas and over 2,500 are Chartered Geologists or Chartered Scientists – professionals who have demonstrated a high level of education, professional competence in their field and a commitment to professional ethics. The Society is licensed by the European Federation of Geologists to award the title of European Geologist and works with partner bodies in the UK to maintain specialist professional registers. It accredits undergraduate and MSc degree programmes, as well as in-house professional training schemes provided by employers. These professional designations and programmes play a vital role in assuring high professional standards, for the benefit of society.




The IAPG is recognized as Associated Organisation of the GIRAF - Geoscience Information in Africa Network.
The mission of GIRAF - Network (http://www.giraf-network.org/) is to support that knowledge-based geoscience information contributes to improve the environmental & economic prosperity of the people in Africa.
The aims of GIRAF - Network are:
  • Build a pan-African geoscience information knowledge network of geological surveys, universities and companies.
  • Exchange and share geoscience information and good practice.
  • Bring together relevant African authorities, national experts and stakeholders in geoscience information.
  • Make Africa a more active part of the international geoscience information community.
  • Stimulate and support cross-border geoscience information projects in Africa.
  • Gather and review up-to-date feedback on the actual situation of geoscience information status and progress in Africa.
  • Review the progress of the GIRAF network as set up at the 1st workshop in Namibia 2009.
  • In the long run improve the way geoscience information contributes to improve the health and prosperity of the people in Africa.



The IAPG has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the AGU - American Geophysical Union.
AGU and IAPG have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 10 November 2015. The aim of the agreement is to develop a co-ordinated activity for promoting 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. The agreement expresses a mutual desire to co-operate on a range of themes in the field of Geoethics. It helps to assure a continued IAPG-AGU collaboration and coordination on issues of common interests, in particular, the following:
  • 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.
  • Both organizations will establish a liaison to ensure good information flow and cooperation.
AGU (https://sites.agu.org/) is an international non-profit scientific association with more than 62,000 members. AGU was established in 1919 by the U.S. National Research Council, and for more than 50 years, we operated as an unincorporated affiliate of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. AGU was independently incorporated in 1972. AGU is dedicated to the furtherance of the Earth and space sciences, and to communicating science’s ability to benefit humanity. AGU achieves these goals through publishing scientific journals and other technical publications, sponsoring scientific meetings, supporting education and outreach programs designed to increase public understanding of and support for science, and a variety of other activities.




The IAPG has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the EFG - European Federation of Geologists.
The European Federation of Geologists (EFG) and the International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG) have signed on 12 December 2014 a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to collaborate on issues of common interest.
EFG and IAPG shall collaborate in defining ethical problems, also through case-studies, affecting professional geologists, and in promoting geoethical principles and best practices in geosciences among their networks.
EFG (http://eurogeologists.eu/) is a federation of professional geoscience societies and associations in Europe whose main objectives are to: represent the geological profession in Europe; safeguard and promote the interests of the geological profession in Europe (and elsewhere in the World); promote best technical, scientific and ethical practice in the application of geology generally; and promote responsible use of the Earth’s resources and sustainable use of land. It currently has 23 National Association members. 
More information at:
http://www.iapg.geoethics.org/evidence/federation



The IAPG has signed an Agreement of Collaboration with the EGS - 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 (http://www.eurogeosurveys.org/) 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.





The IAPG has signed an Agreement for Cooperation with the IAEG - International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment.
The IAEG - International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment and the IAPG have signed an Agreement for Cooperation on 25 March 2016. The aim of the agreement is to promote a co-ordinated policy for promoting initiatives and events discussing the ethical, social and cultural implications of engineering geology and favouring the adoption of ethical standards in the research and practice of geoscience community in order to better serving the Society.
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 engineering geology 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 engineering geologists;
  • production of relevant publications;
  • identification of possibilities to apply for the development of common projects on geoethics, research integrity and professional deontology.
The IAEG (http://www.iaeg.info/) was founded in 1964 and is affiliated to the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). IAEG is a worldwide scientific society with more than 5,200 members and 59 national groups. The official languages of the IAEG are English and French. The aims of the IAEG are 1) to promote and encourage the advancement of Engineering Geology through technological activities and research, 2) to improve teaching and training in Engineering Geology, and 3) to collect, evaluate and disseminate the results of engineering geological activities on a worldwide basis.




The IAPG has signed an Agreement for Cooperation with the IAH - International Association of Hydrogeologists on 5 April 2017. 
The aim of the agreement is to promote a co-ordinated policy for promoting initiatives and events of common interest, such as promoting the spreading of topics dealt with by an association among the members of the other association. In particular, IAPG and IAH will promote the involvement of their members in discussion on ethical and social implications in the exploitation and use of georesources, with specific attention to groundwater.
The agreement expresses a mutual desire to co-operate on a range of issues in the field of geoethics and groundwater, in particular, the following affairs:

  • promoting the principles of geoethics, research integrity and best practices in use of groundwater within their networks;
  • cooperating in teaching and training events on groundwater, by introducing issues of geoethics;
  • co-organising scientific and dissemination events about (geo)ethical and social implications of groundwater use;
  • identifying possibilities to apply for funding for the development of common projects on geoethics and groundwater.


The IAH (https://iah.org/) is an international scientific and educational professional association whose aims are to promote research into and understanding of the occurrence and importance of groundwater and its sound management and protection for the common good throughout the world. 2016 saw IAH celebrating the 60th anniversary of its founding in 1956, the main focus of these celebrations being the 43rd IAH Congress in Montpellier, France.



The IAPG has signed an Agreement of Co-operation with the IGEO - International Geoscience Education Organisation.
The International Geoscience Education Organisation (IGEO) and the International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG) have signed on 20 May 2015 an Agreement of Co-operation. The agreement expresses a mutual desire to co-operate on a range of issues in the field of geoethics and geoscience education, in particular, the following affairs:
  • promoting the principles of geoethics and research integrity in geosciences through their networks;
  • promoting the importance of geoscience education inside the scientific community;
  • promoting geoscience education internationally at all levels;
  • promoting the debate and working for the enhancement of quality in the international provision of geoscience education;
  • to encourage developments that raise public awareness of geoscience, particularly amongst younger people.
  • co-organising scientific and dissemination events on geoethics and geoscience education;
  • identifying possibilities to apply for funding for the development of common projects on geoethics and geoscience education.
Both organizations will establish a liaison to ensure good information flow and cooperation.
IGEO (http://www.igeoscied.org/is an association formed on January 2000 at the 3rd International Conference on Geoscience Education in Sydney, Australia, with the aim of promoting geoscience education internationally at all levels; working for the enhancement of quality in the international provision of geoscience education; encouraging developments that raise public awareness of geoscience, particularly amongst younger people. The IGEO is an affiliated organization of the IUGS – the International Union of Geological Sciences.




The IAPG has signed an Agreement on Cooperation with the AAWG - African Association of Women in Geosciences.
The aim of the agreement is to promote co-ordinated events discussing the ethical, social and cultural implications of geosciences and initiatives enhancing the role of women scientists in geosciences. 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;
  • promotion of policies and initiatives to enhance the role of women scientists in geosciences;
  • promotion of initiatives to promote activities for social inclusivity and enhance the role of geosciences in building peace;
  • co-organization of scientific events to disseminate concepts and values of geoethics, among both the professional and research communities, with particular attention to the involvement of women and young geoscientists;
  • production of relevant publications;
  • identification of possibilities to apply for common projects on geoethics.
AAWG (http://www.aawg.org/) is an association born in Nairobi (Kenya) on 1995, created to promote Earth Sciences for Society through women and to promote women through Earth Sciences. AAWG is an affiliated organization of the IUGS – the International Union of Geological Sciences.




The IAPG has signed an Agreement for Cooperation with the IUGS-IFG - Initiative on Forensic Geology on 7 April 2017. 
The aim of the agreement is to promote a coordinated policy for promoting initiatives and events of common interest, such as promoting the spreading of topics dealt with by an association among the members of the other association.
In particular, IAPG and IUGS-IFG will promote the involvement of their members in the discussion on ethical and social implications of forensic geology.
The agreement expresses a mutual desire to co-operate on a range of issues in the field of geoethics and forensic geology, in particular, the following affairs:

  • Promoting principles of geoethics, research integrity and best practices in forensic geology within their networks;
  • Cooperating in teaching and training events on forensic geology, by introducing issues of geoethics;
  • Co-organising scientific and dissemination events about (geo)ethical and social implications in forensic geology;
  • Identifying of possibilities to apply for funding for the development of common projects on geoethics and forensic geology.


The IUGS-IFG was established at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France, on 22 February 2011, and its aim is “to develop forensic geology internationally and promote its applications”. IUGS-IFG aims to raise the global awareness of forensic geology by holding meetings and conferences, promoting research, teaching, training and the operational deployment of forensic geologists, and developing an international network (Geoforensic International Network - GIN) whereby each ‘member’ will act as a principal contact in their respective country for the collation and dissemination of information on forensic geology. The IUGS-IFG Committee comprises representatives from major geographical regions of the world and includes specialists from; academia, industry, consultancy, operationally based forensic geologists, the police, law enforcement agencies and forensic organisations. Both IUGS-IFG and the Geoforensic International Network (GIN), currently including more than 35 countries, bring together forensic geologists, geoscientists and invited police/law enforcement officers from around the world, who have a desire and interest in the development of forensic geology.
IUGS-IFG website: http://www.forensicgeologyinternational.org/




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.




The IAPG has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with GfGD - Geology for Global Development on 24 May 2017. 
The aim of the agreement is to collaborate in the promotion of geoethics as an important consideration for all geoscientists, particularly emphasizing the role of geoethics in delivering sustainable development in low-income countries.
GfGD (http://www.gfgd.org/) is a registered charity in England and Wales (Charity Number: 1165663), existing to champion the role of geology in sustainable international development, mobilizing and reshaping the geology community to help deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals (2015-2030). Their vision is to see: 

  • Every geologist equipped with the skills and understanding required to make a positive contribution to sustainable development.
  • A geology community actively engaged in the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of international development activities. 
  • A world where organizations, governments and individuals have equal access to, and an understanding of, the geological science required to ensure sustainable development.


GfGD aims to pursue this vision (in particular, but not exclusively) through the following activities: communications, educational material, training courses, placement opportunities, by promoting research in all aspects of that subject and publishing the useful result, providing grants, equipment and services (in particular but not exclusively education and training in geology) to individuals in need, other charitable organizations, and/or other organizations working to prevent or relieve poverty. The values which underpin the work of GfGD are helpfully articulated by the Cape Town Statement of Geoethics, endorsed by GfGD in 2017, as stated in GfGD’s strategy.





IAPG is recognized as a global partner of IYGU - International Year of Global Understanding from 13 December 2016.
IYGU has been proclaimed by the International Councils of the Natural, Social, and Human Sciences: ICSU - International Council for Science, ISSC - International Social Science Council and CIPSH - International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences.
IYGU addresses the ways in which we inhabit an increasingly globalized world. IYGU connects local actions and global challenges, focuses on the global sustainability of local action, recognizes culturally different paths to global sustainability. IYGU addresses key United Nations Charter Constitution issues. It aims to strengthen international co-operation by preparing new strategies to face global challenges. The 2016 International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU) is based on an initiative of the International Geographical Union (IGU) that seeks support for its widespread implementation beyond the field of science. 
IYGU website: http://www.global-understanding.info




The IAPG has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the ANGE - African Network for Geo-Education.
ANGE promotes geoscience education in Africa at all levels, works for the enhancement of the quality of geoscience education in Africa and Arabian World and to raise the public awareness on geoscience, amongst all people. ANGE is open to the international context, through cooperation with other organizations having the same goals.
ANGE monitors international provision of geoscience education and fosters communications between geoscience educators worldwide.




GEVAS Red Argentina and the IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics have signed an Agreement on Cooperation on 4 January 2016.
The agreement expresses a mutual desire to promote coordinated activities and events discussing the ethical, social and cultural implications of geosciences and initiatives enhancing the application of geoethics to the study and management of geohazards and to their impact on society, environment and human health.
GEVAS is a civil, not-for-profit Association that was legally recognized in 2013. The objectives of GEVAS are related to promote actions aimed at developing the “Best Practices” for interaction between Geosciences and Society. GEVAS is devoted at facing the social and environmental impact of volcanic hazard and other geohazards. Particular objectives are related to fostering transfer of scientific knowledge to society, to collaborate with public and private institutions involved in risk management, to perform basic scientific research, to develop international networks and communications on geohazards, to provide technical support to different levels of actors (scientific, politics, society in general, educational, public health), and to encourage local communities from affected areas to participate and create resilient social behaviors.