Monday, November 23, 2015

The new IAPG session on Geoethics at the EGU 2016

EGU General Assembly 2016 will take place in Vienna from 17 to 22 April 2016. The IAPG organizes the Session EOS5:

Geoethics: theoretical and practical aspects from research integrity to relationships between geosciences and society

The call for abstracts is open: "Recent years have seen a great growth of interest in geoethics among geoscientists. They have become more involved in discussions of the values which underpin appropriate behaviors and practices, wherever human activities interact with the geosphere. All branches of geosciences have ethical, social and cultural implications. Therefore, there is an evident need to develop an ethical framework for geoscience research and practices that can help geoscientists confronting ethical dilemmas and make them more aware of their responsibility in conducting their activities.....
The conveners invite abstracts on both practical and theoretical aspects of geoethics, including case studies. The aim of the session is to develop ethical and social perspectives on the challenges arising from human interaction with natural systems, to complement technical approaches and solutions, and to help to define an ethical framework for geoscientists' research and practice in addressing these challenges".

The session EOS5 will be convened by Silvia Peppoloni, Nic Bihlam, Marie Charrìere, Eduardo Marone and Tony Mayer.

Read more about the session description and how to submit an abstract at:

(Deadline: 13 January 2016)