Thursday, December 23, 2021


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Monday, December 20, 2021

The IAPG section of Germany

Welcome to the IAPG section of Germany! 

The section is officially established on 13 December 2021 and will work under the responsibility of Simon Schneider (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich) and Dominic Hildebrandt (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and ETH Zurich).
The section is based at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
IAPG-Germany is the 35th national section of our Association.

Simon Schneider
Simon Schneider earned his degree in geophysics from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, where he also worked in science communication and education in the departments of earth sciences. He participated in international research projects as a scientist and media relations specialist, was a volunteer park ranger in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, conducted research at Lake Bosumtwi in Ghana, and aboard the research vessel MS Sonne in the southern waters of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. For more than a decade, Simon Schneider was Public Outreach Manager of the GEOTECHNOLOGIES research and development program in Potsdam. He was co-editor of the online magazine The Euroscientist, studied public relations part-time at the University of Management and Communication UMC Potsdam, and earned a PhD in communication sciences at the Freie Universität Berlin. Simon Schneider was a member of the AGU Outreach Committee as well as a representative for public relations, political communication and education on the AGU Fall Meeting Program Committee – currently, he is a member of AGU’s Honors & Recognition Committee. He was a teacher of geography and ethics, conducted teacher training in earth and environmental sciences and courses on fundraising and marketing at a vocational school in Berlin. He also supported the press office of the University of Potsdam as a writer and consultant an received the Potsdam Award for Science Communication WISPop in 2021. After managing the Earth and Environmental Systems research focus at the University of Potsdam, Simon is now working full-time at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, where he is a member of the concept team for a new geoscience exhibition. His research interest is in intercultural science communication and the transfer of indigenous and traditional knowledge into decision making. 

Dominic Hildebrandt
Dominic Hildebrandt received his Bachelor's degree in Geosciences with a focus on Geology and Paleontology from the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich and the Technical University Munich in 2020. He is now studying in the Master's degree program Earth Sciences with a major in Geology at ETH Zurich. Dominic is Vice President of the student representative board in the Earth Sciences at ETH Zurich. Furthermore, he is engaged in the umbrella organization of all German-speaking student representatives in the Geosciences called GeStEIN. Within this student network he co-leads a working group on Diversity, Equality and Ethics in Geosciences. He is advisory board member and student representative in the German Professional Association of Geoscientists (BDG), where he actively works on the topics Geoscience university education and Geoethics. Dominic is interested in the educational development of study programs and is actively sharing his expertise in external quality assessment procedures of study programs.

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Friday, December 17, 2021

1st Peruvian Geoscience Olympiad

IAPG-Peru has formed a committee to organise the 1st Geoscience Olympiad in Peru, formed by Sandra Villacorta (General Coordinator), Luz Tejada, Judith Sullón and Kevin Díaz (representative of IAPG-Peru student group). 
The Peruvian group of IAEG supports this initiative. 
The Peruvian Geoscience Olympiad is planned to be held by April 2022.


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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

The issue n. 3 - 2021 
of the IAPGeoethics Newsletter is out!

The issue n. 3 - 2021 of the Newsletter of the IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics was released on 14 December 2021.

  • Geoethics at the EGU 2022
  • Geoethics Medal 2021: winners announced
  • New book: Geo-Societal Narratives – Contexualising Geosciences
  • New book: Geoethics and Arts
  • International Geoethics Day 2021 celebrated
  • International Geodiversity Day established by UNESCO
  • MinerLima 2021 took place
  • Special Issue of the journal Sustainability (call for papers) "New Advances on Geoethics and Sustainable Development": one new paper published
  • New articles
  • Geoethics in a Training Course on Oceans
  • 4th Round Table on Geoethics in Peru
  • Past events
  • Donations

We invite you to share this post and/or forward the IAPGeoethics Newsletter n. 3 - 2021 to your colleaguesThank you!

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Monday, December 13, 2021

IAPG at the XXXV General Assembly of the CIPSH

13-14 December 2021

Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General) represents the IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics at the XXXV General Assembly of the CIPSH - International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences (

Even Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer) attends the General Assembly as IAPG representative within the CIPSH Executive Committee 2020-2023.

The CIPSH General Assembly takes place in Odense (Denmark) in a mixed mode (presence and virtual).

The IAPG is a member organisation of the CIPSH from 2017.


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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

A talk on hydrogeoethics in Afghanistan

12 December 2021
10:30-12:00 GMT+4:30

Mohammad Salem Hussaini and Asadullah Farahmand (IAPG-Afghanistan Co-coordinators) deliver a talk entitled "Introduction to Hydrogeoethics: A new transdisciplinary approach in water science" in the AWEP Net (Afghans Water and Environment Professionals Network) seminar series (virtual mode). 
The talk is planned on 12 December 2021 - 10:30-12:00 (GMT+4:30).

The language of the presentation is Persian, but the text of slides is English.

The registration is required through the following link:


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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

An IAPG talk on geoethics in Colombia

9 December 2021
14:00-14:50 GMT-5

Nic Bilham (IAPG Continental Coordinator for Europe, University of Exeter) delivers an invited talk entitled "Sustainable development and the energy transition: a geoethical perspective" at the third version of the "Encuentro de Sostenibilidad y Energía – Sustainability and Energy Summit" (virtual event), organized by the Colombian Association of Petroleum Geologists and Geophysicists (ACGGP) and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists AAPG Latin America and the Caribbean Region. 
Nic's speech is planned at 14.00 GMT-5 on Thursday 9th December.


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