Saturday, February 27, 2021

IAPG Perú convoca un concurso para elegir el lema de la Feria de Minerales "MinerLima2021"

La sección peruana de la International Association for Promoting Geoethics ha convocado un concurso para elegir el lema que representará a la Feria de Minerales "MinerLima2021".

Se desea que el lema escogido resalte la importancia de los minerales en la sociedad peruana para sensibilizar a la población.

La propuesta de lema debe ser inédita y contener términos alusivos a los minerales y las geociencias. La temática deberá mostrar la visión de la ciudadanía sobre el papel y la importancia de los minerales en nuestra sociedad.

Se aceptará un lema por participante y deberá contener un máximo de 25 palabras, considerando así preposiciones y términos de unión de una oración.

Podrá participar cualquier estudiante, profesional en Geociencias o aficionado a la Mineralogía y afines mayor de 18 años.

El plazo para la presentación de la propuesta de lema comenzará el lunes 01 de marzo con la publicación de las bases. Las propuestas, incluyendo los datos del autor, podrán remitirse hasta el domingo 14 de marzo a las 16:00 horas al correo electrónico El jurado estará formado por representantes del comité organizador de MinerLima2021, quienes harán público su fallo desde las redes sociales de IAPG Perú el 15 de marzo de este año.

Comité Peruano de la IAPG


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Friday, February 26, 2021

Published the first article in the special issue on geoethics with the journal Sustainability

We are glad to inform that the a first paper was published in the special issue "New Advances on Geoethics and Sustainable Development" of the journal Sustainaility. The guest editors of this special issue are Silvia Peppoloni and Giuseppe Di Capua. The call for submission in this special issue is still active (new deadline: 16 May 2021).

The paper published is entitled "Geoethics, a Branding for Sustainable Practices" and authored by Martin Bohle and Eduardo Marone.

The article can be downloaded here:

"In struggles for cultural leadership, advocating a paradigm helps to disseminate, for example, a style of life, thinking, or common practices. Promoting a practice, that is, branding it, includes the use of a simple name or symbol (semiotic sign). Within geosciences, the label “geoethics” refers to a school of thought that uses established philosophical concepts to promote responsible professional practices. The outcomes that are available aggregate to a more general paradigm that calls for geocentric human practices. The label geoethics also sounds like a brand for those practices. As analysis shows, the notion of geoethics is not univocal. At first sight, that feature hinders using it as a brand for geocentric practices. However, the successful branding of the concept of sustainability, as a scientific and public paradigm, indicates the opposite. Although the notion of sustainability aggregates various concepts and is not univocal, it illustrates what cultural leadership can be achieved when a concept, paradigm, and brand use the same semiotic sign (name). Therefore, it is suggested that the school of thought, Geoethics, with its dedicated reference to the specific societal use of geosciences, should also be used as a brand: geoethics, the general application of geoethical thinking to promote geocentric human practices."

The paper can be cited as follows:

Bohle M. and Marone E. (2021). Geoethics, a Branding for Sustainable Practices. Sustainability, 13(2), 895, 

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

A new book is on track:
"Geoethics: Status and Future Perspectives"
Chapters are now available as online version

We are glad to inform that we are close to publication of a new book on geoethics with the Geological Society of London (GSL).

The book is entitled "Geoethics: Status and Future Perspectives", edited by Giuseppe Di Capua, Peter Bobrowsky, Susan Kieffer, and Cindy Palinkas, and dedicated to Jan Boon.

Co-editors state that "This book is a significant step forward in the development of geoethical thinking, its theoretical foundations and practical applications. Geoethics is now ready to be introduced outside the geoscience community as a platform for global ethics addressing anthropogenic changes and the responsible interaction between humans and the Earth system."

The book is expected to be published as hard copy in April, but chapters are already available online

This book is an initiative of the IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics and is published under the agreement between GSL and the IUGS - International Union of Geological Sciences. 

Here below the list of the book chapters:

Introduction: geoethics goes beyond the geoscience profession
(Di Capua, G., Bobrowsky, P. T., Kieffer, S. W. and Palinkas, C.)

Geoethics as global ethics to face grand challenges for humanity
(Peppoloni, S. and Di Capua, G.)

Geo-societal sense-making
(Bohle, M.)

Addressing the geoethics skills gap through co-curricular approaches
(Keane, C. M. and Asher, P.)

Geoethics as a common thread that can bind a geoscience department together
(Cronin, V. S.)

The intersection of geoethics and diversity in the geosciences
(Mogk, D. W.)

Geoscience, ethics and enforcement
(Bonham, O. and Waldie, A.)

A proposal for a White Paper on Geoethics in Forensic Geology
(Dawson, L. A., Di Maggio, R. M., McKinley, J., Di Capua, G., Peppoloni, S. and
Pringle, J.)

The importance of professional regulation of geoscientists and their role in a fast-changing world
(Fernández-Fuentes, I., Correia, V. and Neumann, M.)

International geoscience cooperation – fair and equitable? 
(Ovadia, D. C. and O’Connor, E. A.)

Sociology for mineral exploration
(Boon, J. A.)

Responsible mining and responsible sourcing of minerals: opportunities and challenges for cooperation across value chains
(Bilham, N. T.)

Sustainable/responsible mining and ethical issues related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
(Mudd, G. M.)

Ethical considerations in managing the hydrosphere: an overview of water ethics
(Groenfeldt, D.)

Geoethics in groundwater management: the geoethical dilemma in La Galera aquifer, Spain
(Bellaubi, F. and Arasa, A.)

Holistic geoethical slope portfolio risk assessment
(Oboni, F. and Oboni, C. H.)

From ‘good’ intentions to principled practices and beyond: ethical issues in risk communication
(Cerase, A.) 

Selling planet Earth: re-purposing geoscience communications
(Stewart, I. S. and Hurth, V.)

Ethics in climate change: a climate scientist’s perspective
(Wuebbles, D. J.)

Reaching out from Earth to the stars
(McLean, M. R.)

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Geoethics is now included in the Professional Ethics Regulations of the Chamber of Geological Engineers of Turkey

IAPG-Turkey informs that the Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects - Chamber of Geological Engineers prepared its Professional Ethics Regulations that was published in the Official Gazette of Turkey.

The purpose of this regulation is:
  • To increase the quality and reliability of the professional work of geological engineers.
  • To identify accepted behaviors in geological engineering practices and to promote  excellence.
  • To raise the standards of professional practices.
  • To regulate the minimum ethical principles that the members of the profession must obey and responsibilities towards the society, nature, profession, colleagues, the real or legal persons they serve, the Chamber of Geological Engineers and themselves as individuals.
This important document for the Turkish geological community explicitly mentions geoethics and contains many references to geoethical values as expressed in the Cape Town Statement on Geoethics. 

The Chamber of the Geological Engineers (JMO) of Turkey has a Geoethics Board that is recognized as IAPG-Turkey, and members of the Board are co-coordinators of our national section in Turkey. 

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Monday, February 8, 2021

Webinar: "Ethical Spatial Analytics"

Date and Time: 9 February 2021 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time

As part of its annual workshop series, the Spatial Analysis Research Center (SPARC) at Arizona State University is presenting a webinar on Ethics in Spatial Analysis Analytics. This event will also be the inaugural webinar in a broader, multi-year initiative on ethics in geographic research being jointly organized by The American Association of Geographers, Esri, the University of California, Santa Barbara, and SPARC.

Expert-led discussion of ethical challenges and opportunities at the frontier of geographic research. This conversation is the inaugural webinar in our GeoEthics Series and is a joint-event with the annual workshop series of the Spatial Analysis Research Center (SPARC) at Arizona State University.

Featured speakers:

Mia Bennett (University of Hong Kong) and Luis Alvarez León (Dartmouth College) who will discuss the ethical implications and property regimes of remote sensing

Peter Rogerson (University at Buffalo) – who will present ethical paradoxes that arise when attempting to make decisions based on inferences informed by spatial statistical decision making

Renee Sieber (McGill University) – who will discuss ethical implications of GeoAI and locational big data

Jacqueline Vadjunec (Oklahoma State University) – who will discuss ethical dimensions of spatial analyses based on data generated during citizen science projects, an ongoing need for mixed methods research, and implications of both for reproducibility

An interactive panel discussion hosted by Peter Kedron, Amy Frazier, and Michael Goodchild will follow the remarks of the speakers. We will also introduce a series of follow-up activities, preview forthcoming lectures, and provide further information on how to engage with the ongoing AAG GeoEthics Series.

An interactive panel discussion hosted by Peter Kedron, Amy Frazier, and Michael Goodchild will follow the remarks of the speakers. We will also introduce a series of follow-up activities, preview forthcoming lectures, and provide further information on how to engage with the ongoing AAG initiative on Ethics in Geographic Research.

We remind you that IAPG labels with the term "geoethics" a concept with wider meaning that is related to human being-Earth system interaction: 


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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

eGeos: Bringing Our Talents to the Emerging Energy Economy

by Rachelle Kernen* & Edith Newton Wilson**

* PhD, Honorary Research Fellow (postdoc) at the University of Adelaide Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources.
** PhD, Owner of Rock Whisperer LLC

eGeos is a virtual forum designed to help energy geoscientists bring their skills and talents to the new, emerging energy economy. The need is compelling for each of us to continue working to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all. We are not a professional society, but rather a community of colleagues learning from each other and helping each other with our career endeavors. Our structure is 100% volunteer-based, virtual, agile, and easy to access. If you are interested in being a volunteer or would like to be interviewed for a Podcast, please send us an email at

eGeos are geologists, geographers, geophysicists, geochemists, geological engineers, earth scientists, and environmental scientists who desire to meet others and share ideas and opportunities. eGeos are honest, inclusive, diverse, innovative, curious, collaborative, and full of energy. The eGeos community aspires to be trustworthy, open, agile, and free from bureaucracy. We are, above all else, scientists who aspire to change the world through critical thinking, optimistic problem-solving, and generosity in thought and deed. eGeos recognize that by communicating rapidly with our fellow eGeos, we create an ever-lengthening sustainable supply chain of human resources. eGeos are dedicated to helping each other by sharing opportunities for new jobs and projects as well as looking to our network of skills and expertise to refer our colleagues to available openings in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.
Because the new, emerging energy economy is rapidly changing, it’s really important to have a positive network of individuals to lean on. Individuals who are in the middle of their graduate studies need to think quickly about how to modify their degree program so they can find a job upon graduating. Courses in data science, sustainability, carbon-capture and storage, geothermal energy, and social justice are just a few of the emerging fields and disciplines. Mid-career and late-career individuals will need to consider which short courses or training they can take to remain relevant and competitive in an increasingly technology-driven profession. We offer a platform to allow those conversations to take place and share ideas and suggestions for transforming one’s career in a desirable direction.

We advocate for JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) and BLM (Black Lives Matter) while being a supporter of ethical behavior and honesty. We build our goals around United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7): to provide affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy to all. We are supportive of new ideas and initiatives, so if you think you have something to contribute or propose, please send us an email or contact us directly through any of our social media platforms. We strive to be the largest and most welcoming virtual connection platform for geoscientists navigating the Energy Transition.

eGeos is a virtual community that is free to join:

Co-Founder: Dr Edith Newton Wilson 
Edith is the owner of Rock Whisperer LLC, where she works to engage emerging professionals in energy solutions for a changing world and consults on renewable energy and climate mitigation projects. Edith is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists and the Geological Society of London, a member of the American Geophysical Union, and a founding member of the Geosciences Advisory Board at the University of Arkansas. In 2018-2019, she chaired the ad hoc Committee on Climate Change for the AAPG. She received her BA in Geology from Dartmouth College in 1982, and her MA and PHD in Carbonate Sedimentology from Johns Hopkins University in 1988. Her career in the energy industry began in Houston where she was an international explorer, negotiator and manager with Amoco and bp.  In Oklahoma, Edith worked with Phillips Petroleum on global new ventures, ConocoPhillips on leadership development, Samson Resources on domestic shale gas projects, and in 2008 co-founded TallGrass Energy. Edith has traveled throughout the Americas, Europe and Africa - where she climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2004 - and is conversant in French, Italian and Portuguese.

Co-Founder: Dr Rachelle Kernen
Rachelle is an Honorary Research Fellow (postdoc) at the University of Adelaide Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources.  She completed her PhD in Geological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso (December 2019) with a specialty in salt tectonics and energy exploration. During her MSc and PhD, she was a researcher for the Salt-Sediment Interaction Research Consortium (Institute of Tectonic Studies) and the Applied Geodynamics Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin. Rachelle has five years of professional experience working in the petroleum industry including internships with Samson Resources (2011) and BP Americas (2018). She also worked in exploration as a seismic interpreter in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean with Royal Dutch Shell (2011-2015) while completing the Shell Graduate Program. Rachelle Co-Chairs the AAPG’s Women’s Network and serves as Co-Chair and Co-Founder of AAPG’s Salt Basins Technical Interest Group. Rachelle is passionate about hosting workshops and designing courses in collaboration with industry, government, and non-profit geological societies in which she focuses on advancing the overall technical contribution and understanding of specific research questions.


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Monday, February 1, 2021

New book on geoethics (in Italian)

Just published:

Silvia Peppoloni, Giuseppe Di Capua

Manifesto per un’etica della responsabilità verso la Terra

Prefazione di Telmo Pievani

Saggine, n. 346
2021, pp. 224
Donzelli Editore

ISBN: 9788855221696

Title in English:

Manifesto for an ethics of responsability towards the Earth

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