Monday, April 15, 2019

IAPG and IAG signed a MoU in Vienna

Mauro Soldati (IAG) and Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG)
during the signature of the MoU.
IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics and IAG - International Association of Geomorphologists signed a MoU - Memorandum of Understanding on 10 April 2019, in Vienna, during the EGU General Assembly 2019.

Silvia Peppoloni, as IAPG Secretary General, and Mauro Soldati, as IAG President, signed the MoU.

The MoU expresses a mutual desire to cooperate on a range of themes in the field of Geoethics. It helps to assure a continued IAPG-IAG cooperation and coordination on issues of common interests, in particular, the following:

  • promotion of principles of geoethics, research integrity and professional deontology in activities on geomorphology among their networks;
  • definition of ethical problems, also through case-studies, affecting community and organizations of geomorphologists;
  • co-organization of scientific events to disseminate concepts of geoethics, among both the professional and research communities, with particular attention to young/early career  geomorphologists;
  • production of relevant publications.

Both organizations will establish a liaison to ensure good information flow and cooperation.

Mauro Soldati (IAG) and Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG).
IAG - International Association of Geomorphologists ( is an international scientific, non-governmental, non-political and non-profit association, whose principal objectives are the development and the promotion of Geomorphology as a science through international co-operation and dissemination of geomorphological knowledge between the scientific community and the general public. The IAG was founded during the Second International Conference on Geomorphology in Frankfurt/Main (Germany) in 1989 in order to develop, to promote and to strengthen Geomorphology through international cooperation. IAG fulfils its aims through the establishment of working groups and task forces, support the training of Young Geomorphologists from all around the world, and especially from less-favored countries, organization of international and regional conferences, publication activity and information exchange. Membership of the IAG is normally by countries. At present, over 40 countries are affiliated to the IAG through their National Scientific Members. IAG is officially based in Madrid, Spain, and its activity is steered by an Executive Committee.

IAG officially supports the Cape Town Statement on Geoethics:

IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics has 7 Affiliations, 18 Agreements, 2 Partnerships.

IAPG affiliations and agreements:

IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics: