Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The IAPG section of Canada

We welcome to the IAPG section of Canada. 
The section will work under the responsibility of Anne-Marie RyanSenior Instructor in the Earth Sciences Department at Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia).

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The IAPG section of USA

We welcome to the IAPG section of United States of America. The section will work under the co-responsibility of Vincent Cronin and Cindy Palinkas.

Vincent S. Cronin is Professor of Geology at the Department of Geology, Baylor University, Texas.

Cindy M. Palinkas is Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point Laboratory.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Geoethics at AGU Fall Meeting 2014: call for abstracts

San Francisco (USA), 15-19 December 2014 

The IAPG supports two sessions on Geoethics at AGU Fall Meeting 2014, that have been proposed and will be convened by IAPG members.
Here the message from Dave Mogk (Montana State University, Bozeman USA):

Dear Colleagues,
We encourage you to submit an abstract to the 2014 AGU Fall Meeting on topics related to GeoEthics: "Teaching GeoEthics Across the Geoscience Curriculum" (Session ID#: 2751) or "Solutions and Strategies for fostering GeoEthics and Enhancing the Geosciences Section" (Session ID#: 3777) (details below). The abstract deadline is August 6
The first (submitting) author must be a current member of AGU. Contributors are allowed to submit an abstract to the education session (Teaching GeoEthics) in addition to another contributed abstract.
We look forward to seeing your submission, and to seeing you in San Francisco at the Fall Meeting.

Teaching GeoEthics Across the Geoscience Curriculum
(Session ID#: 2751)

Session Description: GeoEthics is an emerging field of scholarship that encompasses the values and professional standards required of geoscientists to responsibly work in the profession and in service to society. Training in GeoEthics is an important component of pre-professional training of future geoscientists, particularly with respect to the responsible conduct of research. This also extends to instruction of general education students and the public as a means to demonstrate the currency and relevance of the geosciences to a wide range of societal issues.  Dimensions of Geoethics that will be explored include Geoethics and personal values, professional values, in service to society, and with respect to stewardship of the planet. This session will present strategies for teaching GeoEthics distributed across courses in the geoscience curriculum as well as new courses dedicated to instruction in GeoEthics. Abstracts to this session can be submitted to: 
https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm14/webprogrampreliminary/Session2751.html. For more information, please contact conveners David Mogk (mogk@montana.edu) and John Geissman (geissman@utdallas.edu).

Solutions and Strategies for fostering GeoEthics and Enhancing the Geosciences Section
(Session ID#: 3777)

Session Description:  As earth science experts, we possess vast potential and responsibility to apply our knowledge to the major challenges facing society and the planet. Yet our discipline is ill-equipped to confront these issues beyond the lab. Many geoscientists and educators are beginning to tackle ethical issues through ethics education programs, public outreach and communication, interdisciplinary collaboration, and research targeting important societal problems. These and other creative approaches are urgently needed in an age of global interconnectedness, high technology, and climatic change. Presenters are invited to report on projects aimed at making geoscientists more cognizant of the ethical and social dimensions of their work, and enhancing the contributions of geoscientists to the public and policymakers. Abstracts can be submitted to: 
For more information, please contact David Mogk (mogk@montana.edu).