Saturday, April 27, 2013

Session 7.3 - Geoethics and natural hazards: communication, education and the science-policy-practice interface


IAEG XII CONGRESS, Torino - Italy 2014 (IAEG 50th Anniversary)
Engineering Geology for Society and Territory

Session description:
Among the critical ethical issues faced by Geoscientists and Engineers concerned with natural hazards (e.g. earthquake, volcano, landslide and flood events) is the increasing death toll and cost owing to rapidly growing population, occupation of marginal/unsafe land, and misuse of land. This problem is often aggravated in developing countries. Many natural disasters can be prevented and/or their impact reduced. We must share and communicate our knowledge more effectively with all private and public stakeholders involved, paying attention to providing balanced information about risks and addressing inevitable uncertainties in natural hazard mapping, assessment, warning, and forecasting. The search for balance between short-term economic issues and wider social impacts from natural hazards is an increasingly urgent need. The scope of this session is to raise awareness on the above issues and foster greater interdisciplinary collaboration that is needed to fulfill our ethical obligations.

Convener: Silvia Peppoloni
Co-Conveners: Janusz Wasowski, Giuseppe Di Capua, Tom Dijkstra, Peter Bobrowsky, Meng Wang

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The Organizing Committee has planned with Springer to collect and publish the contributions sent to the Congress in a Series of Eight Books, each dedicated to a topic of the Congress.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

European Geosciences Union 2013 - General Assembly 
(Vienna, 7-12 April 2013)

Session NH9.8 - Geoethics and natural hazards: the role and responsibility of the geoscientists 

FREE WEBINAR: you can attend the session using an Internet connection!

Convener: Silvia Peppoloni
Co-Conveners: Susan W. Kieffer, Janusz Wasowski, Ezzoura Errami, Elizabeth Silva, Meng Wang

Thanks to the support of the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and in collaboration with the Young Earth Scientists (YES) Network, the International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG) is pleased to invite you to attend the FREE webinar of the Session NH9.8 "Geoethics and Natural Hazards", which will take place on the 09th April 2013 at EGU 2013 (Vienna, Austria). 
Kindly please visit the following link to register:

The detailed programme for this session is at: