Wednesday, January 20, 2021

TMMOB-JMO and IAPG signed an Agreement for Cooperation 

The Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects (TMMOB) - Chamber of Geological Engineers (JMO) - Jeoloji Mühendisleri Odası and IAPG (International Association for Promoting Geoethics) signed an Agreement for Cooperation on 12 January 2021. The agreement expresses a mutual desire to cooperate on a range of themes in the field of geoethics. It helps to assure a continued IAPG and TMMOB-JMO cooperation and coordination on issues of common interests in Turkey, in particular, the following:

- Theoretical aspects of geoethics;
- Analyses of geoethical problems and dilemmas, also through case-studies;
- Co-organization of scientific events on geoethics;
- Production of relevant publications.

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

IAPG and TMMOB-JMO agree to act on geoethics:

1) To promote joint initiatives and events in Turkey on themes of common interest through their webpages, social networks, and publications;
2) To foster cooperation in projects and activities on themes of common interest;
3) When appropriate, to involve respectively TMMOB-JMO and IAPG in their publications and in scientific meetings/congresses on ethics and geoethics in geosciences organized by TMMOB-JMO and IAPG, and in projects.

Finally, IAPG and TMMOB-JMO agree to publish their logos and links to homepages in their respective websites.

TMMOB-JMO agrees to support the "Cape Town Statement on Geoethics" (that contains the Geoethical Promise, an Hippocratic-like oath for geoscientists, and agrees to be included in the list of 27 supporting organizations of the statement.

TMMOB-JMO ( was established as a public professional organization in 1974 by statute which is defined in the constitution of the Republic of Turkey. The TMMOB-JMO counts on more than 19,000 Geological and Hydrogeological Engineers and as official organization has to watch over the respect of ethical practices in the profession. Its head-office is in Ankara.

IAPG has 7 affiliations, 25 agreements for cooperation, 4 partnerships:


IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics

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