Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Ciro Manzo
new Corresponding Citizen Scientist (CCS) of the IAPG

The IAPG is creating a list of experts (the "Corresponding Citizen Scientist" - CCS) on specific issues related to geoethics. From January 2015, Ciro Manzo is our new CCS on "Geoethics and young geoscientists".
Ciro is a geologist born in 1984 in Pompeii, near Naples (Italy), at the feet of Mt. Vesuvio. He was graduated in Applied Geology in 2008 and in 2011 he achieved the PhD title in Environmental Science at the Centre for Geotechnologies (CGT), University of Siena. His main research activities focus on the support of GIS and Remote Sensing for geo-environmental analysis in natural and anthropic areas. He is Post-Doc researcher at Institute for Atmospheric Pollution Research – CNR as expert of Remote Sensing. Since 2009 he is member of Young Earth Scientists (YES) Network and currently he serves as Vice-President in the Executive Committee. He was involved in the organizing committee of national and international events  (3rd YES Congress, in Africa; the 2nd Italian Geological Society – Young Section, in Italy). Since 2010 he was lecturer of remote sensing at Master Courses of the University of Siena and at other regional courses.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Nic Bilham
new Corresponding Citizen Scientist (CCS) of the IAPG

The IAPG is creating a list of experts (the "Corresponding Citizen Scientist" - CCS) on specific issues related to geoethics. From January 2015, Nic Bilham is our new CCS on "Geoscience communication".
Nic has worked at the Geological Society, the UK’s learned and professional society for geoscientists, since 1997. He now leads delivery of its policy, education, media and wider communications activities.  He also works with the Society’s Council and senior staff to coordinate strategic planning and reporting. He graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA in History and Philosophy of Science, and he holds an MSc in Science and Technology Policy from the University of Sussex. His research interests include debates around the roles scientists can and should play in policy-making; and the effective integration of specialist, stakeholder and public inputs to multi-disciplinary policy challenges such as radioactive waste management.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Madhumita Das
new Corresponding Citizen Scientist (CCS) of the IAPG

The IAPG is creating a list of experts (the "Corresponding Citizen Scientist" - CCS) on specific issues related to geoethics. From January 2015, Prof. Madhumita Das is our new CCS on "Geoethical aspects in low income countries".
Prof. Madhumita Das works at the Department of Geology of the Utkal University (India). She has a specialisation in igneous petrology, environmental geology and disaster management. Her special interest are is in popularising geoscience and gender studies. She has 34 years of academic experience, joined as a Lecturer in Geology in 1980 in Utkal Universty, and continuing as a Professor since 2003. She has carried out research under Indo-German Exchange Programme at Heidelberg University in Germany (1989-90). She is member of the National Working Group, in the IGCP (International Geological Correlation Programme)-597, and member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Sustainable Planet. She has also 30 years of research experience and she was involved in projects in India on the Thermal Springs of Orissa; Geology of Eastern Ghats; Genesis of Ultrabasic rocks; Impact of Manganese Mining on health of female mine workers; Mineralogy, geochemistry and petrogenesis of pyrophyllite deposits of Keonjhar District, Orissa. She attended many seminars and presented papers as University delegate in Japan, China, United Kingdom, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Portugal, Norway, Australia and India.

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

LAST CALL for abstracts

Session 6358

How do we build a healthy geoscience community 
that better serves society?

at the next AGU-GAC-MAC-CGU Joint Assembly 2015 in Montreal.

Anne-Marie Ryan (IAPG-Canada) and Vince Cronin (IAPG-USA) invite and encourage you to contribute an abstract to the session entitled "How do we build a healthy geoscience community that better serves society?". 

This session will be held at the AGU-GAC-MAC-CGU Joint Assembly in Montréal, Canada, May 3-7, 2015. The abstract deadline is January 14.

Session description
It goes without saying that we geoscientists would like to think of ourselves as competent scientists and paragons of personal and professional ethics. Perhaps "it goes without saying" because that self-image is not always accurate. Society faces critical challenges related to water, hazards, energy, mineral resources, and environmental change that require an informed public and reliable geoscience expertise. Is society getting what it needs from geoscientists in terms of education, objective information, and useful, informed opinions that are scientifically valid? We want to host a conversation about what we should expect from ourselves and from each other within the geosciences community, and about what society should be able to expect from us. A broad spectrum including research results, case studies in geoethics, educational strategies, and discussion of societal geoscience-related needs and issues, are all welcome in this session.

This session is organized by the IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics.

Information about the session and for submitting an abstract can be found at:

Friday, January 2, 2015

LAST CALL for abstracts

Session EOS8

Geoethics for Society: 
general aspects and case studies in geosciences

at the next EGU General Assembly 2015 in Vienna.

This is the last call for abstracts for the Session EOS8 "Geoethics for Society: general aspects and case studies in geosciences" at the next EGU 2015 in Vienna.

More information in the leafleat below or at:

This session is exempted by the payment of the EGU abstract processing charge (APC).

The EGU General Assembly will take place from 12 to 17 April 2015 in Vienna (Austria).