Sunday, July 26, 2020

IAPG signed an agreement with the SGCh

On 15 July 2020, the IAPG signed an agreement for cooperation with the SGCh - Sociedad Geológica de Chile.

The aim of this agreement is to develop a coordinated activity for promoting initiatives and events discussing the ethical, social and cultural implications of geosciences in Chile.

SGCh agrees to support the "Cape Town Statement on Geoethics" (that contains the Geoethical Promise, an Hippocratic-like oath for geoscientists) and to be included among the list of supporting organizations of the statement.

Since SGCh established a Geoethics Group in 2019, that expressed the interest to act in Chile as a section of the IAPG, both parties agree to officially recognizes the Geoethics Group of the SGCh as the Chilean section of the IAPG (IAPG-Chile).

The Geological Society of Chile (SGCh: legally a non-profit private law corporation aimed at increasing the knowledge, dissemination and teaching of Geology in Chile. Its main objectives are: promote the development of geological research in the country, facilitate cooperation and knowledge between natural or legal persons, national or foreign, interested in these studies, promote the expansion of geology education in Chile, encourage any action aimed at preserving the National Scientific Heritage in regard to Geology, participate in all International Geological Congresses and other similar meetings and convene the holding of the Chilean Geological Congress. The SGCh is directed by a board of directors elected by the members of the society, made up of the President, Secretary and Treasurer plus six directors and the Past President. It has eight specialized groups in: History of Geology, Geoheritage, Meteorite and Planetary Sciences, Education, Environmental Geology, Geoethics, Marine Geology and Geophysics, and Volcanology. It has its headquarters in the same place as the Union Association of Geologists of Chile at Valent√≠n Letelier # 20, downtown Santiago, Chile. The Geological Society of Chile is a member of IUGS.

The IAPG has 7 Affiliations, 22 Agreements for Cooperation, 3 Partnerships:


IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics

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