Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The IAPG section of Iran

Welcome the IAPG section of Iran!

The section will work under the responsibility of Vahid Ahadnejad (Geology Department, Payame Noor University, Tehran) and Sedigheh Seifilaleh (University of Tehran, Institute of Geophysics).

Vahid Ahadnejad 

Vahid is a geoscientist and is one of the founders of the National Geoscience Database of Iran (NGDIR). Furthermore, he was manager of the geological laboratories at the Tarbiat Moallem University of Tehran. He is working at Payame Noor University in the academic staff. In 2013, Vahid founded the "Journal of Tethys" an international open access journal for the publication of original research in all aspects of earth science. Recently, he has published a book in Persian language titled "Urban Geology".

Sedigheh Seifilaleh

Sedigheh studied Nuclear Physics at the University of Kermanshah (Razi) and Geophysics at the University of Tehran. She completed her Master's degree in Geophysics (Seismology) in 2013.

Iran is located in one of the most geologically hazardous area in the world. This has lead to a close relationship between geology and society. There are a lots of graduate students in geology that deal with earth sciences related jobs and so it is important to involve them in ethical and social aspects of geoscience research, practice and education. Geoethics is an unknown field for Iranian scientists and it could be potentially attractive for them. IAPG-Iran will favour the promotion of geoethics in Iranian geoscience community.

Other IAPG national sections: http://www.geoethics.org/sections.html