Thursday, April 22, 2021

International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG) celebrates the 
Earth Day 2021!

(22 April 2021) 


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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Short Course on Geoethics at the vEGU21

(29 April 2021, 10:00-11:00 CEST) 

We are glad to inform that this year the School of Geoethics of the IAPG has organized a short course on geoethics at the vEGU21, entitled "Foundations and Perspectives of Geoethics for Earth, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences - In memoriam of Jan Boon."

This is the programme (speaker in bold, among brackets):

0. Forewords to Honour Jan Boon (Giuseppe Di Capua)
1. Theoretical foundations of Geoethics (Silvia Peppoloni)
2. Responsible conduct of research and professionalism (David Mogk)
3. Development Perspectives for Geoethical Thoughts? (Martin Bohle)
4. Education for Confronting (geo)ethical dilemmas (Eduardo Marone)
5. Geoethics and responsible mining (Nic Bilham)
6. Geoethics in natural hazards from the perspective of an engineering geologist (Vince Cronin)
7. Geoethics' case studies: Paleontology and Geoheritage (Daniel DeMiguel)
8. Geoethics' case studies: effects of the EU directive on conflict minerals (Vítor Correia)

The short course is sponsored by IOI-TC-LAC - International Ocean Institute Training Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean  (


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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Geoethics at the PGO 2021 Virtual Symposium

(22 April 2021, 10:00-12:30 ET) 

Giuseppe Di Capua
Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer) will give an invited speech entitled "Geoethics in Natural Hazard and Risk Management" at the 2021 Virtual Symposium of the PGO - Professional Geoscientists Ontario on 22 April 2021 (10:00-12:30 ET).

Giuseppe's speech is included in the Panel Session B "Risky Business: A Changing Paradigm of Managing Risks in a Changing World".

Paul Hubley (PGO President and IAPG-Canada coordinator) is co-chair of the Panel Session B.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Webinar co-organized by IAPG-Chile
"Geoética y Educación: Divulgación de las Geociencias en Chile"
(in Spanish)

(19 April 2021, 18:30-20:00 GMT-4) 

Estimada comunidad geocientista,

Hace varios años hemos trabajado en la divulgación de las geociencias en los diversos ámbitos  de la sociedad chilena en que estamos insertas e insertos. Hoy en día se hace necesaria una conversación sobre cómo llevar este quehacer a un nivel más organizado y coordinado tal de tener un mayor impacto, reconociendo oportunidades y considerando limitaciones.

En este contexto y en el marco del Día Internacional de la Tierra, las y los invitamos a participar de este conversatorio donde compartiremos y reflexionaremos sobre las experiencias y visiones de la divulgación de la geociencias en Chile y del rol que tenemos los geocientistas para educar y compartir nuestro conocimiento con la sociedad en general. Para ello hemos invitado a un panel de exponentes representantes de las macro-zonas norte, centro y sur de nuestro país para abrir el diálogo.

El conversatorio estará abierto a toda la comunidad geocientista y se realizará de manera virtual vía Zoom. Adjunto encontrarán el afiche de difusión.

Lunes 19 de abril de 2021, 18:30-20:00 hrs
Reunión Zoom, ID: 890 4090 8908, código de acceso: 530991

Las y los esperamos (el evento no necesita preinscripción).


Grupo Geoética Chile y Grupo de Educación (IAPG-Chile)
Sociedad Geológica de Chile

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Friday, April 9, 2021

The programme of the
Workshop on Geodiversity
is out!

(16 April 2021, 14:00 BST) 

Final programme: download here (pdf file)

The IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics is a supporting organization of this event.

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

The programme of the session EOS4.2 on Geoethics at the vEGU21: Gather Online

(26 April 2021 - 09:00-10:30 CEST)

Even this year, the IAPG organizes the session on geoethics at the European Geosciences Union - General Assembly. This event will be held online.

This year we celebrate 10 years of sessions on geoethics organized by the IAPG at the EGU congress!

The Session EOS4.2: Geoethics: Geosciences serving Society (Conveners: Silvia Peppoloni and Giuseppe Di Capua) is scheduled on 26 April 2021 - 09:00-10:30 CEST.

Here below the programme of this session that will take place as vPico format (abstracts and materials about each presentation will be uploaded in the EGU website during the the next days):

5-minute convener introduction

EGU21-2411 - Geoethics in a scheme: a simplified way to represent its definition, vision, and theoretical structure 
(Silvia Peppoloni and Giuseppe Di Capua)

EGU21-604 - Geoethics, a Philosophical Hybrid of European Origin  
(Martin Bohle)

EGU21-16180 - De complexitate mundi – What a complexful world
(Umberto Fracassi)

EGU21-3079 - Geoethics: Recent Art Projects by Ying Kit Chan  
(Ying Kit Chan)

EGU21-13709 - Applied geoethics: CITI199’s essays from the Austral University of Chile  
(Sandor Mulsow, Beatriz Barrales, Nicolas Espinoza, Magdalena Flandez, Leandro Ledezma, Esteban Munzenmayer, Adriana Rivera-Murton, Pablo Salinas, Fernando Valenzuela, Rodolfo Valenzuela, and Marco Valle)

EGU21-5782 - Teaching and learning about ethical aspects of environmental science with graduate students  
(Cindy Palinkas)

EGU21-1763 - Geoethics education and climate literacy: Bridging the gap – interactively  
(David Crookall, Pimnutcha Promduangsri, and Pariphat Promduangsri)

EGU21-6285 - Values in (climate) science: What model-based assessments of climate sensitivity teach us about value-judgements and demands on norms thereon
(Sabine Undorf, Karoliina Pulkkinen, Frida Bender, and Per Wikman Svahn)

EGU21-16538 - Evaluation of Safety and Effectiveness of Localized Arctic Ice Albedo Restoration Method to Slow Climate Change Impacts  
(Leslie Field)

EGU21-8597 - Co-production of knowledge: towards a co-design of geothermal heat utilization  
(Eva Schill, Florian Bauer, Katharina Schätzler, Christine Rösch, Melanie Mbah, Christina Benighaus, Sophie Kuppler, and Judith Krohn)

EGU21-10403 - Responsible production and consumption of mineral resources: mobilising geoethics as a framework for mining companies, manufacturers and other stakeholders  
(Nic Bilham)

EGU21-5413 - Geoethics needs multi-dimensional research agendas and practice
(Cornelia E. Nauen)

EGU21-6311 - Earthquake loss alerts to save victims
(Max Wyss, Philippe Rosset, Stavros Tolis, and Michel Speiser)

EGU21-12746 - Detection of land subsidence phenomena in Kopais plain, Boeotia county, central Greece. Preliminary results  
(Elissavet Chatzicharalampous, Constantinos Loupasakis, Theodora Rondoyanni, and Issaak Parcharidis)

EGU21-8269 - Virtual outcrops: Field work on lockdown conditions using Drones
(Fernando Borrás, Joaquín Hopfenblatt, Adelina Geyer, and Meritxell Aulinas)

EGU21-14287 - Geological Hazards Focused Geopark Proposal, Armenia  
(Khachatur Meliksetian, Ara Avagyan, Lilit Sahakyan, Ghazar Galoyan, Hayk Melik-Adamyan, Arshavir Hovhanissyan, Arayik Grigoryan, Taron Grigoryan, Dmitry Arakelyan, Hrach Shahinyan, Kristina Sahakyan, Hayk Hovakimyan, Tatul Atalyan, Edmond Grigoryan, Marine Misakyan, and Seda Avagyan)

EGU21-575 - Applying the Values of Geoethics for Sustainable Speleotourism Development  
(Aleksandar Antić, Giuseppe Di Capua, and Silvia Peppoloni)

EGU21-5794 - AGI's Framework on Addressing Equity in the Geoscience Societies and the Challenge of Defining Success
(Christopher Keane, Susan Sullivan, and Leila Gonzales)

EGU21-6988 - The Global Network for Geoscience and Society: Connecting Science to Serve the Public Good
(Gregory Wessel and Rose Hendricks)

EGU21-2347 - The activities of the IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics: status and future perspectives  
(Giuseppe Di Capua and Silvia Peppoloni)

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Friday, April 2, 2021

New book:
Advances in Geoethics 
and Groundwater Management

We are glad to inform that a new book has been published in these days:

Abrunhosa Manuel, Chambel Antonio, Peppoloni Silvia, Chaminé Helder I., eds. (2021). Advances in Geoethics and Groundwater Management: theory and practice for a sustainable development - Proceedings of the 1st Congress on Geoethics and Groundwater Management (GEOETH&GWM'20), Porto - Portugal 2020. XLV + 523 p., 24 b/w illustrations, 180 illustrations in colour, Springer, ISBN 978-3-030-59319-3. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-59320-9.

This book gathers the peer-reviewed proceedings of the 1st congress on Geoethics & Groundwater Management (GEOETH&GWM'20), held in Porto, Portugal, in an online format on 18-22 May 2020. Hosted in the School of Engineering (ISEP), Polytechnic of Porto in Porto city (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the international conference focused on what has now been dubbed "hydrogeoethics", a novel transdisciplinary, scientific field integrating all dimensions of geoethics in groundwater science and practice.

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Download the book Front Matter:
- Foreword by Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG)
- Foreword by Nabil Khélifi (Springer Senior Publishing Editor)
- Preface by Manuel Abrunhosa (IAPG and IAH), Antonio Chambel (IAH), Silvia Peppoloni, Helder I. Chaminé (IAH)
- Acknowledgements
- Preamble by John Cherry (G360 Institute for Groundwater Research, University of Guelph, University of Waterloo)
- Contents (108 papers)
- About the Editors
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