Thursday, January 24, 2019

Silvia Peppoloni!

Congratulations to Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General) for her new role within the International geoscience community!

Silvia is in charge as a new Councillor of the IUGS - International Union of Geological Sciences for 2018-2022. 

If you want to know more about Silvia, look at her profile published in Episodes (the journal of the IUGS):

Some sentences from the Silvia's profile:
"Ever since I was a child, the grandeur of geological phenomena has fascinated me. For hours I used to listen astonished to my grandfather telling me stories about the Vesuvius Volcano: he was from Naples and had personally experienced the destruction of the last eruption in 1944. I remember perfectly the fear and wonder I was feeling while he talked me, the sense of impotence and precariousness that, in my imagination, the population must have felt; that perception of living in a “dancing land”, as my grandfather defined Italy. Perceiving that the Earth is a “living” planet and the strength of its processes is that generates similar responses in every living being: that’s where my love for geology comes from......."
(download Silvia's profile at:

Silvia's profile can be downloaded also at:

IUGS - International Union of Geological Sciences:


IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics: