Monday, December 30, 2019

IAPG Short Course at the 36th IGC:
"Foundations and Perspectives of Geoethics"

Delhi (India), 5 March 2020

The IAPG School on Geoethics is glad to announce that it will take a short course entitled "Foundations and Perspectives of Geoethics" (WSC19) at the 36th IGC - International Geological Congress in Delhi, on 5 March 2020. 

Registration to the IAPG short course WSC19 is now open at:

This course is free of any charges; participants are selected on "First Come First Served" basis.

The proper and deep education on ethical issues in geosciences has been evolving in recent times, although not as quickly and deeply as necessary. Many of the professionals dedicated to Earth Sciences have been not in touch with such new concepts and tendencies as the concept of Geoethics. Geoethics is the research and reflection on the values which underpin appropriate behaviors and practices, wherever human activities interact with the Earth system. Geoethics provides a framework from which to define ethical professional behaviors in both geosciences and engineering, and to determine how these should be put into practice for the benefit of society and environment. This Short Course goes is directed towards introducing and training geoscientists in those new concept and ideas.

Nic Bilham, Martin Bohle, Giuseppe Di Capua, David Mogk, Silvia Peppoloni, Iain Stewart

Course Content
1. From Ethics to Geoethics: Definition, Values, Tools (Silvia Peppoloni)
2. Responsible Conduct of Research and Professionalism (David Mogk)
3. Foundations & Examples, how to tackle (Geo)ethical Dilemmas (Martin Bohle)
4. Geoethics for Society: Sustainable Development and Responsible Mining (Nic Bilham)
5. Geoethics in Natural Hazards and Risks (Giuseppe Di Capua)
6. Geoethics in Geoscience Communication (Iain Stewart)

After completing this course, participants:
1. Will know the basic principles of ethics and how these lead to geoethics.
2. Will be aware of the dilemmas involved in making geoethical decisions.
3. Will have gained some experience in taking a geoethical approach to real world cases.

IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics

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