Friday, March 27, 2020

GIS for Science

Many thanks to Dawn Wright (Chief Scientist of Esri) for a fantastic book, who donated to the IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics. That book cannot miss in your library:

Wright, D. J., & Harder, C. (2019). GIS for science: Applying mapping and spatial analytics. Redlands: ESRI Press. 252 pages. ISBN: 9781589485303

GIS for Science presents a collection of real-world stories about modern science and a cadre of scientists who use mapping and spatial analytics to expand their understanding of the world.

The accounts in this book are written for a broad audience including professional scientists, the swelling ranks of citizen scientists, and people generally interested in science and geography. Scientific data are brought to life with GIS technology to study a range of issues relevant to the functioning of planet Earth in a natural sense as well as the impacts of human activity. In a race against the clock, the scientists profiled in this volume are using remote sensing, web maps within a geospatial cloud, Esri StoryMaps, and spatial analysis to document and solve an array of issues with a geographic dimension, ranging from climate change, natural disasters, and loss of biodiversity, to homelessness, loss of green infrastructure, and resource shortages.

These stories present geospatial ideas and inspiration that readers can apply across many disciplines, making this volume relevant to a diverse scientific audience.

See how scientists working on the world's most pressing problems apply geographic information systems - GIS.

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IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics

Friday, March 13, 2020

Important news
Geoethics & Groundwater Management
Congress in Porto

Join and Participate! You could submit your extended abstract until 30th March 2020.

Congress website:

Other events on geoethics in the IAPG website:


IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics

Monday, March 9, 2020

Geoethics at the
EGU General Assembly 2020

Session EOS5.1 "Geoethics: how and why should geosciences serve society?"
​Convenership: Silvia Peppoloni, Nic Bilham, Daniel De Miguel, Eduardo Marone, Susanne Schneider-Voss
List of oralsThursday, 07 May 2020, 08:30–12:30, Room M2
List of postersThursday, 07 May 2020, 08:30–19:30 (display), 14:00–15:45 (attendance), Hall X4

Short Course SC2.1 "Foundations and Perspectives of Geoethics for Earth, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences"
​Convenership: Eduardo Marone, Jan Boon, Giuseppe Di Capua, Silvia Peppoloni
The short course is co-sponsored by IAPG (School on Geoethics) and and IOI-TC-LAC - International Ocean Institute Training Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean
Monday, 04 May 2020, 16:15–18:00 Room, -2.85

Picture credit: Kai Boggild, EGU 2017


IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

a paper recently published in Nature Reviews Earth & Environment:

Geoethics training in the Earth and environmental sciences

(by David W. Mogk & Monica Z. Bruckner)

Ethical dilemmas are regularly encountered by Earth and environmental scientists. Explicit training is required to allow the community to recognize such dilemmas, and to prevent and mitigate ethical issues as they arise.

How to cite
Mogk, D.W., Bruckner, M.Z. Geoethics training in the Earth and environmental sciences. Nat Rev Earth Environ 1, 81–83 (2020).

Download this paper

David W. Mogk is member of the IAPG Board of Experts on Geo-education and Teaching Geoethics.

Publications on geoethics

IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics