Monday, January 4, 2016

Agreement on Cooperation between GEVAS and the IAPG

GEVAS Red Argentina and the IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics have signed an Agreement on Cooperation on 4 January 2016.

The agreement expresses a mutual desire to promote coordinated activities and events discussing the ethical, social and cultural implications of geosciences and initiatives enhancing the application of geoethics to the study and management of geohazards and to their impact on society, environment and human health.

The agreement has been signed by Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General) and Elizabeth Rovere (President of GEVAS Red Argentina). Elizabeth is co-coordinator of the section IAPG-Argentina.

GEVAS is a civil, not-for-profit, Association that was legally recognized in 2013. The objectives of GEVAS are related to promote actions aimed at developing the "Best Practices" for interaction between Geosciences and Society.

GEVAS is devoted at facing the social and environmental impact of volcanic hazard and other geohazards. Particular objectives are related to fostering transfer of scientific knowledge to society, to collaborate with public and private institutions involved in risk management, to perform basic scientific research, to develop international networks and communications on geohazards, to provide technical support to different levels of actors (scientific, politics, society in general, educational, public health), and to encourage local communities from affected areas to participate and create resilient social behaviors.

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