Saturday, September 28, 2013

New column on public policy and security: joint action of Ukrainian Section of the IAPG and “The Day” Newspaper (Ukraine)

Syndrome of Profit Iona: on the ethics in geo-sciences, catastrophes, resources, and mutual responsibility

by Yuriy Kostyuchenko 

“Syndrome of Profit Iona” – is the professional deviation of the experts in field of security and risk analysis. It is characterized by the difficult complex of psycho-emotional experiencing conditioned by understanding of unavoidability of catastrophe. At the same time you understand clear that nobody wish listen and to recognize a danger, so the catastrophe is inevitable. However a professional duty and own conscience does not allow to say nothing…

In the modern world too much depends on the personal responsibility. And politicians, and scientists, need an active public query, feed-backs, society help. For this purpose, together with mass media and public activists, they should give exact and adequate information to society. Only in this case we can rich the permanent decision of urgent problems. We can survive only together…

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Discussion on Geo-Science role in public security, ecology, and sustainable development

special thanks to Mr. Olexandr Holoborodko
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Friday, September 13, 2013

Download the abstracts book and the program of the Session "Geoethics and Society: Geosciences serving the public" 
(Geoitalia 2013)

Pisa (Italy), 17th September 2013

Download the Abstracts Book at:

The program of the session at:

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The round table on Geoethics at the Geoitalia Conference

Pisa (Italy), 17th September 2013

The IX Italian Forum of Earth Sciences in Pisa will be the scene of a round table on Geoethics.
The event will be an occasion of debate between representatives of scientific community, political institutions and the world of mass media, on the role played by each of the "actors" involved in the defense against natural hazards, and at the same time, a moment for a reflection on the need to rediscover the value of the land as a founding element of the community identity and a resource to protect, being aware of the individual and social responsibility that this involves.
Among the guests will be attending the Dr. Enrica Battifoglia (Scientific Responsible of the ANSA Press Agency), Prof. Edoardo Cosenza (Councillor for Public Works, Civil Protection, Defense of Soil, Geotechnic, Geothermal Energy, Mines and Bogs, at the Campania Region), Prof. Stefano Gresta (President of the INGV - National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology), Dr. Claudio Margottini (ISPRA - Institute for the Protection and Environmental Research; Councillor for the Environment, Energy, Civil Protection, Parks System at the Municipality of Orvieto).
Moderator, Dr. Silvia Peppoloni (researcher at the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Secretary General of the IAPG - International Association for Promoting IAPG Geoethics).

(Geoitalia 2013 website:

Sunday, September 1, 2013

The IAPG section of Ukraine

The IAPG section of Ukraine has been founded on August 14th, 2013.

Prof. Yuriy V. Kostyuchenko (Scientific Centre for Aerospace Research of the Earth - National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and Geomorphology & Earth Science Department, Faculty of Geography, Shevchenko Kiev State University), is the IAPG responsible for Ukraine.

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