18-22 May 2020
International Congress: Geoethics & Groundwater Management: Theory and Practice for a Sustainable Development
Porto (Portugal)
A joint event IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics and IAH - International Association of Hydrogeologists.
Description: Natural resources of our planet are among the main topics of interest for geoethics. Referring to surface and groundwater management, geoethics promotes a prudent and responsible use, and recycling wherever possible, fostering key concepts like sustainability, respect for natural dynamics, and preservation from pollution. In this perspective, geoscientists are called to disseminate correct information on the best way to manage water resources for the benefit of society, and to sensitize public opinion about the active contribution the population can give to the conservation of water in order to avoid the depletion of this essential resource for the life on the planet.
From 2012 the IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics ( works for orienting geoscientists towards an ethical approach to water resources. This implies to analyse scientifically the dynamics of human-water systems, to manage carefully problems related to environmental impacts created by human intervention in the natural processes governing surface and groundwater resources, to develop strategies in order to harmonize expectations and requests of various stakeholders, including citizens, industry and policy makers.
The joint congress IAH - IAPG will be an excellent occasion for discussing and sharing values, best practices and strategies to manage water resources for a sustainable future.
- Abstract submission (open) (deadline: 15 January 2020)

3-8 May 2020
EGU General Assembly 2019
Vienna (Austria)
The call for abstracts is open.
IAPG Session EOS5.1: "Geoethics: how and why should geosciences serve society?" Convenership: Silvia Peppoloni, Nic Bilham, Daniel De Miguel, Eduardo Marone, Susanne Schneider-Voss.
IAPG Session EOS5.2: "Geoethics for facing global challenges: societal and ethical features of practising geosciences".
Convenership: Giuseppe Di Capua, Martin Bohle, Victor Correia, Silvia Peppoloni.
Short Course: "SC2.1 - Foundations and Perspectives of Geoethics for Earth, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences".
Convenership: Eduardo Marone, Jan Boon, Giuseppe Di Capua, Silvia Peppoloni.
The short course is co-sponsored by IAPG and IOI-TC-LAC - International Ocean Institute Training Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Support application (deadline: 1 December 2019, 13:00 CET):
- Abstract submission (deadline: 15 January 2020, 13:00 CET):
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7-9 April 2020
CINAREM'20 - X International Conference of Mineral Resources Exploitation
Guardalavaca, province of Holguín (Cuba)
Within the XIV International Geology and Mining Workshop "GEOMIN'20", IAPG-Cuba has included the topic: "Geoethics and education in geosciences".  
Abstract submission (deadline: 31 January 2020)
Yurisley Valdés Mariño (coordinator of IAPG-Cuba) is Vice-President of the Organizing Committee (email:
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2-8 March 2020
36th International Geological Congress (IGC)
Delhi (India)
Theme 1 "Geoscience for Society"
Symposium 1.7 "Geoethics: Ethical, Social and Cultural Aspects in Geosciences"
Chaired by: Silvia Peppoloni ( (Italy), Nic Bilham (UK), Peter T. Bobrowsky (Canada), Martin Bohle (Belgium), Vincent S. Cronin (USA), Giuseppe Di Capua (Italy)
Short Description: All branches of geosciences have ethical, social and cultural implications. Geoethics aims to provide a common framework for these concerns, and to discuss on the appropriate behaviors and practices, wherever human activities interact with the Earth system.
The spectrum of topics this symposium aims to deal with includes i) ethical and social problems related to management of land, coasts and open oceans, ii) socio-environmentally sustainable supplies of energy and geo-resources, iii) pollution and its impact, iv) resilience of society related to natural-anthropogenic hazards, and risk mitigation strategies, v) geoscience communication and education, vi) culture and value of geodiversity, geoheritage, geoparks, vii) role of geosciences in socio-economic development regardless of countries' wealth while respecting cultures, traditions and local development paths, and in promoting peace, sustainable development and intercultural exchange. Acknowledging the role of Geoscientists at the service of society, this symposium, proposed by IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics (, aims to develop ethical and social discussion on following topics, including case-studies: a) Geoethics in natural-anthropogenic risk management, b) Ethical aspects of geoscience education and communication, c) Geoethics for responsible use of geo-resources, d) Research integrity and professional deontology in geosciences, e) Geoethics in addressing global societal challenges.
- Registration
Download the 3rd circular (pdf file)

23 January 2020
Conference on Geoethics (in Catalan) 
Blanes (Spain)
Centre d'Estudis Avançats de Blanes, C/ Accés Cala Sant Francesc, 14
Hour: 09:45-13:30
Conference by Francesc Bellaubí (IAPG member) entitled "Geoètica: Gestió I Governança De Recursos Naturals I Paisatges Amenaçats" (Geoethics: management and governance of natural resources and threatened landscapes).

15-16 January 2020
74th IUGS Executive Committee Meeting 
Busan (South Korea)
IAPG attends the meeting of the IUGS - International Union of Geological Sciences and is represented by Peter T. Bobrowsky (IAPG Continental Coordinator for North America).
Download the IAPG Annual Report 2019 for the IUGS (pdf) 

13-17 January 2020
4th GOAL workshop
Rehovot (Israel)
IAPG attends the 4th workshop of the European project GOAL - Geoethics Outcomes and Awareness Learning and is represented by Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General) and Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer). IAPG is partner of the project. The workshop is organized by the Israeli team of the project and is entitled "Geoethics in education: from theory to practice". 

4-7 December 2019
2nd Colloquium of the Cameroon Association for Geosciences “Geosciences - Yaounde 2019” 
Yaounde (Cameroon)
IAPG-Cameroon organizes an IAPG booth to promote geoethics and the IAPG. IAPG is represented by Njilah Isaac Konfor (IAPG-Cameroon co-coordinator).
IAPG-Cameroon Report (13 December 2019) 

28 November 2019
International Conference on Landslides Risk Reduction and Resilience
New Delhi (India)
IAPG is among the Knowledge Partners of this International Conference, organized by NIDM - National Institute of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
Surya Parkash, IAPG-India coordinator and Head of the Geo-Meteorological Risks Management Division of the NIDM, is the Conference Coordinator.
Download the Conference Brochure (pdf file)

14-15 November 2019
3rd GOAL transnational meeting
Zaragoza (Spain)
IAPG attends the 3rd transnatinal meeting of the European project GOAL - Geoethics Outcomes and Awareness Learning and is represented by Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer). IAPG is partner of the project. The meeting is organized by the Spanish team of the project.

24-26 October 2019
Lima (Peru)
5th edition of MinerLima, International Exhibition of Minerals (Feria Internacional de Minerales), organized by IAPG-Peru. Venue: Faculty of Geology, Mining, Metallurgy and Geography engineering from National University of San Marcos - UNMSM (San Miguel District, Lima-Peru). Activities planned: symposium and conferences on mineralogy, exhibition of mineral samples, geoscience education events, courses, guided tours at the UNMSM mineralogical museum. Coordinator: Ciro Bedia (IAPG-Peru).
Facebook page
- Website

17 October 2019
International Geoethics Day 2019
"Seed today ... for the future"
3rd edition Hashtag: #geoethicsday2019

15 October 2019
Conference on Geoethics (in Catalan)
Manresa (Spain)
Escola Politècnica Superior d'Enginyeria de Manresa - EPSEM
Hour: 16:00
Conference by Francesc Bellaubí (IAPG member) entitled "La importància de la geoètica en la gestió dels recursos naturals" (The importance of Geoethics and the management of natural resources).

9 October 2019
Conference on Geoethics (in Catalan)
Tortosa (Spain)
Campus Terres de l'Ebre de la URV - Avinguda Remolins, 13-15 Tortosa
Hour: 11:00
Conference by Francesc Bellaubí (IAPG member) entitled "La geoètica i la pedagogia dels valors" (Geoethics and pedagogy of values).

16-18 September 2019
IAPG at the MCC Conference
Berlin (Germany)
Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change.
Conference on Ethics & Values in Assessments: "Divergent values in sustainability assessments: love them, leave them, or change them?".
Martin Bohle (IAPG Board of Expert) will be the IAPG representative at the MCC Conference and speaker with a contribution entitled "Geoethics in / for Human Niche".
Download slides (pdf file):

12 September 2019
5th YES Network Congress 2019
Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), 9-13 September, 2019
Session 3.6: Geoparks and geotourism for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 
Time:  Thursday, 12/Sep/2019:  12:45pm - 1:45pm (Part 1); 2:15pm - 3:15pm (Part 2)
Location: Hall D 
Session Chairs: Jean-Robert Nshokano Mweze (IAPG-DR Congo coordinator) and Kambale Kavyavu Wisdom Wiseman
IAPG sponsors this session.
Programme of the session:
part 1:
part 2:

29-30 August 2019
Bioethics Festival 2019
Villa Durazzo, Santa Margherita Ligure (Genova - Italy)
Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General and Coordinator of IAPG-Italy) is invited as panelist in the 3rd edition of the Bioethics Festival. Title of her contribution: L’uomo è una "forza geologica" (Man is a "geological force").
Download the leaflet
Interview to Silvia Peppoloni (in Italian)

18 July 2019
DG RTD Lunchtime conference
Brussels (Belgium)
Martin Bohle (IAPG Board of Experts) gives a Lunchtime Talk on geoethics at the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Union. His talk is entitled "Exploring Societal Frameworks of the Geosciences".

8-13 July 2019
3rd GOAL workshop
Vienna (Austria)
IAPG attends the 3rd workshop of the European project GOAL - Geoethics Outcomes and Awareness Learning and is represented by Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer) and Clara Vasconcelos (IAPG-Portugal co-coordinator). IAPG is partner of the project. The workshop is organized by the Austrian team of the project and is entitled "Geoethics and Water".
GOAL website

24 May 2019
Seminar "Geoethics and Geological Culture"
Rome (Italy)
University of Roma Tre in cooperation with Ordine dei Geologi del Lazio
Theme: Geology for the Working Environment
Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General) takes the seminar on geoethics

22 May 2019
15th International Congress of the Geological Society of Greece
Keynote "Modern Issues of Geoethics"
Athens (Greece)
12:00 | Ceremonial Hall
Gerassimos A. Papadopoulos (IAPG-Greece co-coordinator) gives a keynote speech entitled "Modern Issues of Geoethics" in the session T1.S1 (co-convened by Maria Triantafyllou - IAPG-Greece co-coordinator).

15 May 2019
Presentation on Geoethics in Calgary
Calgary (Canada)
GeoConvention 2019
Theme: Workplace Culture / Diversity
Room: Telus 106
Tom Sneddon gives a talk entitled: "Geoethics 2019":

12-13 May 2019
HEGC-1 - First Himalayan Engineering Geological Congress
Kathmandu (Nepal)
IAPG Special Session: Geoethics in Engineering Geology: doing the right thing while managing the geological environment
Convener: Ranjan Kumar Dahal (IAPG-Nepal co-coordinator).
DescriptionIAEG defines “Engineering Geology” as “the science devoted to the investigation, study and solution of the engineering and environmental problems which may arise as the result of the interaction between geology and the works and activities of man as well as to the prediction and of the development of measures for prevention or remediation of geological hazards”. This definition implies evident ethical and social implications in geo-engineering research and practice. In fact, the interaction man-Earth system produces surely modifications in natural dynamics and equilibria, so managing the natural/geological environment requires great responsibilities by scientists, practitioners and industry in order to minimize the impact on ecosystems, to use geo-resources prudently, to protect the geoheritage and geodiversity, to respect local populations and their cultures. In addition, engineering geology is a fundamental discipline to help society to face natural hazards, to reduce geo-risks and to improve the societal resilience, through accurate scientific studies and effective geoengineering design. Geo-education campaigns and communication to population should be considered as fundamental collateral activities and a real social duty of every scientific activity. This session will collect abstracts discussing ethical and social aspects in engineering geology, from theoretical to practical issues, including case-studies.
- 2nd Circular
- Website

9 May 2019
Conference on Geoethics in Munich
Munich (Germany), Hörsaal C 006, Luisenstr. 37, 18:15
Martin Bohle (IAPG Board of Experts) takes a conference entitled (in German): "Geoethics - Verantwortung übernehmen als Geowissenschaftler*in?", organized by the Working Group on Environmental Geosciences of the Münchner GeoZentrum.

15 April 2019
3rd Round Table on Geoethics in Peru
Lima (Peru), 15:00-18:00
IAPG-Peru organizes the 3rd Round Table on Geoethics in Peru ("3ra mesa redonda sobre Geoética en el Perù") at the Auditorium EAP Ing. Geologica UNMSM.
- Leaflet

7-12 April 2019
EGU - General Assembly 2019
Vienna (Austria)
Session EOS5.2: "Geoethics: ethical, social and cultural implications of geoscience knowledge, education, communication, research and practice". Convenership: Silvia Peppoloni, Martin Bohle, Giuseppe Di Capua, Christopher M. Keane, Jonathan Rizzi. This session is co-sponsored by IAPG and AGI - American Geosciences Institute. 36 Presentation: 12 orals + 24 posters.
Oral presentations: 12 April 2019, 08:30-12:00; Room L7.
Poster presentations: 12 April 2019, attendance 14:00-15:40; Hall X4. 
Short Course: Session SC1.30: "Foundations of Geoethics for Earth, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences"Convenership: Eduardo Marone, Jan Boon, Giuseppe Di Capua, Silvia Peppoloni. This short course is co-sponsored by IAPG and IOI-TC-LAC - International Ocean Institute Training Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean.
9 April 2019, 08:30-10:15; Room -2.31.

27 March 2019
Debate on Bioethics and Geoethics
Modena (Italy)
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, n. 59, Modena; 16:30-18:00.
Sandra Piacente (IAPG-Italy) gives a talks on ethical implications in the defense from geological risks and in the use of natural resources at the Accademia Nazionale di Modena. 
This event is promoted by the Accademia Nazionale Di Modena, Sezione di Scienze Matematiche, Fisiche e Naturali, Consulta di Bioetica Onlus, International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG).
- Download slides (in Italian) 

20 March 2019
International Meeting of the AAAS - American Association for the Advancement of Science: Acutely Ethical: Principles and Guidelines on the Use of Location-Based Data in Crisis Situations
Washington DC (USA)
The meeting is dedicated to addressing the responsible use of geospatial data in response to human rights and humanitarian needs in crises. Stefano Tinti (IAPG President) has been invited to deliver a speech on the ethical aspects in the prevention and forecasting of natural disasters.

18-21 March 2019
Conference: Geoscience and Society: Bridges to Global Health, Resilience and Sustainability
Stockholm (Sweden)
The Summit aims to create a highly interactive forum for effective cooperation between scientists and users of scientific information to better tackle global and local challenges around sustainability of natural resources and systems, global health, and resilience.
Ten internationally recognized geoscience organizations sponsor the conference: American Geophysical Union, Geological Society of America, Geology in the Public Interest, Department of Geology and Environmental Science at Wheaton College,  American Geosciences Institute, Stockholm University - Bolin Centre for Climate Research, Geological Society of London, Geoscientists Without Borders, Geology for Global Development, International Association for Promoting Geoethics.
Call for Innovations: (deadline: 8 November 2018, 11:59 p.m. ET)

14-17 March 2019 (postponed)
International Conference on Geoscience for Society
Segunbagicha, Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Development of urbanization, industrialization and civilization as a whole depend on earth resources like mineral, water and soil. These resources come from earth's components- atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere - the Earth System Science. But any change of these components causes geo-hazards which may even ruin the entire civilization. These all are subject matters of geosciences or earth sciences. Geosciences is an intuitive and constantly changing science, and therefore geoscientists must have up to date knowledge of this field and a good concept of earth's components, earth resources and geo-hazards to discover hidden resources, utilize those resources properly and deal with hazardous impacts on society efficiently. This is possible by carrying out extensive research on these areas and applying the research findings for the welfare of the society. So, the objectives of GeoSoc-2019 are as usual to gather innovative ideas and information from geoscientists involved worldwide with earth and earth resources, development activities, geo-hazard, environmental ecosystems and geoeducation. 
Themes: Geoscience Education, Geo-Resources, Energy and Mineral based Industries, Geosciences in Developing Activities and Disaster Risk Reduction, Women in Geosciences.
IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics is partner geoscience organization of GeoSoc 2019.
The Call for Abstracts is open: read more in the 2nd Announcement (pdf file):

6 March 2019
IAPG-Greece Lecture on Geoethics
Athens (Greece)
Gerassimos Papadopoulos (IAPG-Greece coordinator) gave a Lecture on Geoethics at the Department of Geology of the University of Athens. The title of the Lecture was "Modern Geoethical Issues".

27-28 February 2019
73rd IUGS Executive Committee Meeting
Beijing (China)
IAPG attends the meeting of the IUGS - International Union of Geological Sciences and is represented by Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer).
Download the IAPG Annual Report 2018 (pdf)

12 February 2019
1st Conference and General Assembly of IAPG-Peru
Lima (Peru)
Venue: Auditorium of the EAP of the Engineering Geology at the UNMSM.

30-31 January 2019
INTERMIN Madrid Meeting 2019
Madrid (Spain)

IAPG attends the meeting of the European project INTERMIN - International Network of Raw Materials Training Centres and is represented by Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer). IAPG is member of the International Advisory Board of the project.

21 January-15 February 2018
3rd Training Course on Ocean Governance, Marine Sciences, and Geoethics
Universidad del Atlántico Barranquilla (Colombia)
The Training Course is organized by the IOI - International Ocean Institute, Training Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean.
IAPG is partner of the Training Course. Eduardo Marone (IAPG-Brazil Coordinator) is coordinator of the module on Geoethics.
Download the poster:

14-18 January 2019
2nd GOAL workshop
Porto (Portugal)
IAPG attends the 2nd workshop of the European project GOAL - Geoethics Outcomes and Awareness Learning and is represented by Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General), Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer), and Clara Vasconcelos (IAPG-Portugal co-coordinator). IAPG is partner of the project. The workshop is organized by the Portuguese team of the project and is entitled "Geoethics’ Syllabus and Geoethics in Geo-resources and Geoparks".

27 December 2018
Earth-Science and Cultural Fair 2018
Mardan (Pakistan)
The Department of Geology, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (Pakistan), has arranged a full day Earth-Science and Cultural Fair 2018 on 27th December. This event is open to the entire geological community in Pakistan and this year about twelve thousand students are expected.
IAPG-Pakistan has its open stall at the event and the following activities are planned:
- presentation about the IAPG organization;
- distribution of leaflets about IAPG activities;
- organization of an interactive session with students about IAPG-Pakistan progress and plans;
- information about the IAPG membership.

10-14 December 2018
AGU Fall Meeting 2018
Washington D.C. (USA)
IAPG-USA and AGI co-organize the Session ED13D (Posters): ​Geoethics: Taking a Stand for Ethical Geoscience Research, Education, Communication, and Practice (10 December 2018, 13:40 - 18:00, Walter E Washington Convention Center - Hall A-C (Poster Hall)).
Convenership: Cindy Palinkas (primary convener; IAPG-USA co-chair), Vincent S. Cronin (IAPG-USA co-chair), Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General), Chris Keane (AGI).
Session Description: There is a clear need to develop ethical frameworks within which geoscientists can conduct their research, professional, education, and outreach activities. Geoethics deals with the ethical, social and cultural implications of geoscience research and practice, and so provides these frameworks in a variety of settings. For example, as scholars and experts in earth sciences, geoscientists are required to conduct research responsibly and to inform society of potential geological hazards and possible sustainable resources. As educators, they should train students in ethical practices. In all activities, they should exemplify ethical behaviors and attitudes as they interact with colleagues and students in the work environment (including offices, classrooms, labs, and the field) and seek to increase diversity and inclusion. The goal of this session is to discuss these frameworks, considering both theoretical and practical aspects. We invite contributions focusing on the ethical aspects of geoscience research, practice and education, including case studies.

29-30 November 2018
II Jornadas Centíficas sobre Geología del Paraguay y Ciencias Afines
Asunción (Paraguay)
Venue: National University of Asunción - Campus Universitario, San Lorenzo, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Asunción (Paraguay).
Moisés Alejandro Gadea Villalba (coordinator of IAPG-Paraguay) presented the IAPG.​

27-30 November 2018
II Simposio Internacional de Paleontologia del Perù
Lima (Peru)
This event is co-organized by INGEMMET - Instituto Geológico, Minero y Metalúrgico and SGP - Sociedad Geológica del Perú.
Venue: Auditorium - Sociedad Geológica del Perú, Lima.
César Augusto Chacaltana Budiel (IAPG-Peru) coordinates the "SESIÓN TEMÁTICA (ST6): Geoética Paleontológica, Educación y Sociedad" (Geoethics in Paleontology, Education and Society).
Themes of the session ST6 (in Spanish): 
- La geoética en la divulgación paleontológica (geoethics in the paleontological dissemination)
- La paleontología en la formación y educación de las ciencias (paleontology in science education)
- Paleontología y sociedad (paleontology and society)
Mesa Redonda: “La geoética y la práctica paleontológica para el desarrollo sostenible” (Round Table: "geoethics and paleontological practice for sustainable development).
Juan Carlos Gutiérrez-Marco (IAPG Board of Experts) will give a keynote speech in the session ST6 and will represent IAPG in the Round Table.

22-24 November 2018

Lima (Peru)
4th edition of MinerLima, International Exhibition of Minerals (Feria Internacional de Minerales).
Venue: Faculty of Geology, Mining, Metallurgy and Geography engineering from National University of San Marcos (San Miguel District, Lima-Peru).
Activities planned: short courses, conferences and workshops (for children and the general public), showcase (exhibition-sale of mineral samples), geological excursions and guided tours (post-event).
Organizers: Erika Gabriel, Sonia Bermudez, Hernán Parra, Edmundo Alfaro, Jorge Sáez, Diego Benites, Luis Araujo (IAPG-Peru).

18-23 November 2018
XV Chilean Geological Congress

Concepción (Chile)
Luis Alberto Araujo Ramos (IAPG-Peru) represents the IAPG at the XV Congreso Geologico Chileno (Chilean Geological Congress) in the session "GEOS-5: Geo-ética y responsabilidad profesional en geociencias" (Geoethics and professional responsibility in the geosciences) and gives a talk entitled "Geoethics and its impact in Peru" (authors: Sandra Paula Villacorta Chambi, Yanet Teresa Antayhua Vera, Vicentina Cruz Pauccara, Carlos Alberto Toledo Gutierrez, Luis Alberto Araujo Ramos).

5-8 November 2018
Earth System Governance Conference 2018

Utrecht (Netherlands)
The Earth System Governance project is a ten-year-old global project and network of mainly and social and political scientists; interfaces of their interests with geoethics are many. About 400 people gathered there, among them Martin Bohle (IAPG Board of Experts), who  together with Cornelia E. Nauen (speaker, Mundus Maris) and Eduardo Marone (IAPG-Brazil coordinator) made a contribution  to a panel on "ocean governance". Their paper “Not out of the blue: Ethics to Intersect Civic Participation and Formal Guidance” (download slides) draws also on geoethics. They argue that ethical frameworks (such as geoethics), civic participation and formalized guidance are features of socio-ecological systems, which support each other and that, togeher are essential for the governability of building the human niche.
Download slides of the presentation:

5 November 2018
Joint AGI/GSA Societies Meeting

Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting 2018
Indianapolis, Indiana (USA)
Vincent Cronin (IAPG-USA co-coordinator) represents IAPG at the joint AGI/GSA Societies Meeting.

2 November 2018
6th GfGD - Geology for Global Development Annual Conference - Water and Sustainable Development

hosted by the Geological Society of London
Burlington House, London (United Kingdom)
Nic Bilham (IAPG Continental Coordinator for Europe) gives an introduction to the International Association for Promoting Geoethics.

18-19 October 2018
NGC1 - First Nigeria Geoethics Conference
Port Harcourt (Nigeria)
First Nigeria Geoethics Conference (NGC1), organized by IAPG-Nigeria.
Theme: "Integrating Geoethics into the Extractive Industry Governance".
Venue: River State University Auditorium - Faculty of Law.
Organizers: Arinze Harrison Ikwumelezeh (IAPG-Nigeria Coordinator)
Download the poster (pdf file):

18 October 2018
International Geoethics Day 2018
This initiative was born in 2017 with the aim to raise the awareness of the geoscience community and society about the importance of geoethics.
The International Geoethics Day falls during the Earth Science Week and is the occasion to strongly reaffirm the geoethical values.
Download the leaflet with the incipit of a statement: "geoethics is...". Please, complete the sentence with one word, the word that you feel more appropriate, print the leaflet and take a picture of you with the leaflet in your hand well in evidence.
Finally, during the day of 18 October (not before!), post your picture on facebook and/or twitter and/or Linkedin, and use the hashtag: #geoethicsday2018
Download the leaflet (doc file):

12-14 September 2018
Joint Congress SGI-SIMP
Catania (Italy)
89th Congress of the Geological Society of Italy, jointly with the Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrography
Session S38: "History of geosciences and Geoethics: the right way for social responsibility"
Conveners: Marco Pantaloni (ISPRA-Roma), Silvia Peppoloni (INGV, Roma), Fabiana Console (ISPRA, Roma), Giuseppe Di Capua (INGV, Roma).
Session description: What cultural heritage have we received from the geologists of the past? What value references, insights, ethical guidelines can be recovered? What is the social value of geological knowledge? The history of geosciences is an indispensable starting point for understanding the scientific and cultural climate in which the reference values of the Italian geology matured, the geological thought that accompanied its development and which today, like a red thread, binds us to our past. Geoethics deals with the ethical, social and cultural aspects related to geosciences. One of its objectives is to improve the quality of geological research and practice, enhancing the role of the geologist and emphasizing his/her responsibilities in making decisions that may have repercussions on the natural, social and economic balance of a territory. In recent years the interest in these aspects of the geological activity has grown considerably, also in relation to the increasing urgency of the global challenges that affect our planet (from geological risks to the use of geo-resources, from climate changes to the reduction of pollution) and which require the involvement of geologists, as experts of the territory and its processes. For these reasons, today it is essential to develop a reflection on the cultural and historical identity of the geological sciences, with reference to the knowledge and consciousness of the national territory, its resources and evolution, by deepening the ethical, historical, social and cultural aspects of geosciences, both in practical and theoretical terms, including case studies. The session is jointly organized by the sections of "History of Geosciences" and of "Geoethics and Geological Culture" of the Italian Geological Society, and is promoted by INHIGEO (International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences - and the IAPG (International Association for Promoting Geoethics -
Programme of the session:

2-7 September 2018
Valletta (Malta)
36th General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission
Session S40: "Seismology and Society"
Conveners: Nicos Melis (Greece), Remy Bossu (France), Silvia Peppoloni (Italy), Giuseppe di Capua (Italy), Iain Stewart (United Kingdom), Graça Silveira (Portugal), Susana Custódio (Portugal), Tataru Dragos (Romania), Paul Denton (United Kingdom).
Session description: This session aims to bring together seismologists working in the fields of educational seismology, citizen seismology and geoethics. The common theme being the process of communicating the science of seismology to non-specialists. Seismology has an important role to play in modern society and seismologists should be having two-way communications with a wide variety of stakeholders across all levels of society, encompassing schools, engineers, general public, other scientists, politicians and civil protection professionals. In educational seismology projects across the world practical studies of seismology can be used to enhance the scientific literacy not just within the school but also within the wider community through family interactions. Nowadays non-specialist citizens are becoming increasingly involved with the collection and dissemination of seismological information through a growing number of citizen seismology networks, maybe by reporting directly or indirectly felt effects or by instrument based programmes. This session aims to promote the discussion on social aspects involved in seismic risk communication and (geo)ethical implications. Improving the relationships between scientists, decision makers, and general public means to increase the resilience of the human communities, and to make seismologists more aware of the responsibility in conducting their activity.
This session is supported by IAPG.

30 July-3 August 2018
1st GOAL workshop
Rome (Italy)
IAPG attends the 1st workshop of the European project GOAL - Geoethics Outcomes and Awareness Learning and is represented by Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General), Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer), and Clara Vasconcelos (IAPG-Portugal co-coordinator). IAPG is partner of the project. The workshop is organized by the Italian team of the project and is entitled "Theoretical aspects of geoethics and geoethics in georisks".

22-27 July 2018
8th GeoSciEd and 8th EnsinoGEO
Campinas (Brazil)
IAPG is partner of the eighth edition of the Quadrennial Conference of the International Geoscience Education Organization – IGEO and eighth National Symposium of Earth Sciences Teaching and History.
Geoethics is included among the themes of this event, in particular in the thematic line "Environmental Education, Education for Sustainability and Geoethics".
Second circular (pdf):

27 June 2018
FORAM 18 pilot event on raw materials governance

Nancy (France)
The FORAM 18 pilot event on raw materials governance marks an important deliverable and milestone of the EU-funded project FORAM ( It is a crucial step in this stakeholder process. Its main purpose is to deepen the insights from the dialogue by means of face-to-face discussions, build connections between people and create or strengthen ownership for improving global cooperation. The event will be an excellent opportunity for networking, for information exchange and for reaching out to the media and the public about the sense of urgency for the issues at stake.
The IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics has been invited to join the FORAM 18 pilot event.
David Ovadia (IAPG-UK coordinator) will be representing the IAPG in this event. David is a British geologist with extensive experience in research, academia, geological surveys and the mining industry. He served as the Director of the British Geological Survey’s International Division until 2011.​

16-21 June 2018
RFG 2018
Resources for Future Generations
The Conference on Energy, Minerals, Water, The Earth
Vancouver (Canada)
​​Why RFG 2018? The rapid growth of developing economies and the fundamental needs of many disadvantaged people across the globe are resulting in an increased demand for many resources and changes in the delivery of existing ones.
IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics has organized or supports 5 sessions on different issues of geoethics under the Theme "Resources and Society" that include 11 keynote speeches, 28 oral presentations, 10 poster presentations (for details on the programme click below). These are:

  • Session RS13: Geoethics and Environmental and Social Responsibility: Doing the Right Thing to Develop Resources for Future Generations
    (19 June 2018, part I 8:30-10:00, part II 10:30-11:45, part III 13:30-15:00, room 119)
  • Session RS8: Geoethics and the Responsible Conduct of Scientists
    (20 June 2018, 8:30-10:00, room 119)
  • Session RS9: Geoethics in georisks management for a safer and more resilient society
    (20 June 2018, 10:30-11:45, room 119)
  • Session RS10: Geoethics in geoscience education, communication and citizen science: experiences, approaches, and concepts
    (20 June 2018, part I 13:30-15:00, part II 15:30-17:00, room 119)
  • Session RS12: Forensic Geology: Ethics, Communication, Regulation and Opportunities
    (21 June 2018, part I 8:30-9:45, part II 10:30-12:00, room 119)

IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics is partner of the RFG 2018 Conference, and geoethics has been included in the final programme of the RFG 2018 conference, under the theme "Resources and Society".
Details on the programme of the sessions above (dates and hours, titles of presentations, authors):

8-13 April 2018
EGU 2018 - European General Assembly
Vienna (Austria)
Session EOS4"Geoethics: ethical, social and cultural implications of geoscience knowledge, education, communication, research and practice" (convenership: Silvia Peppoloni, Nic Bilham, Martin Bohle, Giuseppe Di Capua, Eduardo Marone)
Oral presentations: 12 April 2018, 08:30-12:00; Room L7
Poster presentations: 12 April 2018, 08:00-19:30, attendance 13:30-15:00; Hall X1
Townhall Meeting TM11"Seeking Engagement and Input on Harassment and Workplace Climate Issues within the Geoscience Community" (convenership: Silvia Peppoloni, Nicholas T. Arndt, Pranoti Asher, Vincent Cronin, Chloe Hill, Mary Anne Holmes, Christopher Keane, Chris McEntee)
A joint event IAPG-AGI-AGU-EGU
Oral presentations: 10 April 2018, 19:00–20:00; Room G2
Splinter Meeting SMI28 (by invitations only): "IAPG business meeting" (convenership: Silvia Peppoloni, Giuseppe Di Capua)
11 April 2018, 15:30–17:00; Room 0.15

4 April 2018
2018 Spring GSA Associated Societies Meeting
Virtual Meeting
Vincent Cronin (IAPG-USA co-coordinator) represents IAPG at the joint GSA Associated Societies Meeting

20-24 March 2018
Earth Sciences for Society
El Jadida/Marrakech (Morocco)
This congress is organized by the Arabian Geosciences Union (ArabGU), the African Association of Women in Geosciences (AAWG) and the African Geoparks Network (AGN) in collaboration with the Faculty of Sciences, Chouaïb Doukkali University, El Jadida, Morocco.
Workshop 3 - Geoethics: at the heart of all geoscience
Conveners: Silvia Peppoloni and Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics).
Date: 21 March 2018 [17h-19h]
Download the First Circular (pdf file)
Download the Second Circular (pdf file)

20-25 February 2018
Salzburg Global Seminar

Salzburg (Austria)
Martin Bohle (IAPG Board of Experts) attends the session "The Shock of the New - Arts, Technology and Making Sense of the Future", where artists, technology specialists and other cultural practitioners convene at Salzburg Global to discuss the world's future.

11-16 February 2018
2018 OSM - Ocean Sciences Meeting
Town Hall meeting (Tuesday, February 13, 2018  06:30 PM - 07:30 PM, Oregon Convention Center - E143-E144):
GeoEthics and the Responsible Conduct of Scientists as Professionals and Educators 
Convenership: Cindy M. Palinkas and Elizabeth S. Gordon
Description: The concept of GeoEthics, the ethical, social and cultural implications of geoscience research and practice, is gaining traction within the geoscience community and provides a framework for exploring our ethical obligations as scientists and educators. This session examines our behaviors and attitudes as we interact with colleagues and students in the work environment, broadly defined to include offices, classrooms, labs, and the field, the latter of which is especially relevant for ocean scientists involved in long-term field deployments. It will also explore our obligations and obstacles to communicate information to the public, particularly in a charged political environment.
This will be an interactive town hall, inviting participants to discuss such issues as bullying, sexual harassment, and/or other coercive or abusive behaviors, as well as efforts to increase diversity and inclusion. Discussions may examine principles, case studies, and/or strategies to address these issues and may involve many interactions encountered by scientists throughout their careers (e.g. supervisor-worker, faculty-student, editor-author, individual-team).

23-24 January 2018
IUGS - International Union of Geological Sciences
72th Executive Committee Meeting 
IAPG attends the IUGS meeting at the Deutsches GeoforschungsZentrum (GFZ).
Potsdam (Germany)

8 January-2 February 2018
Training Course on "Ocean Governance, Sciences, Geoethics"
Valparaiso (Chile)
IAPG is partner of a traning course on "Ocean Governance, Sciences, Geoethics" organized by the International Ocean Institute (IOI) - Training Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean. This course is hosted by the Universidad de Playa Ancha - UPLA, at the Centro De Estudios Avanzados of UPLA. IAPG-Brazil (coordinator: Prof. Eduardo Marone) is in charge to preprare the module on geoethics in the training course.
More information at:

11-15 December 2017
AGU Fall Meeting 2017
New Orleans (USA)
Susan Kieffer (IAPG Vice-President) gives an invited speech in the Union session entitled "How Do We Ensure Research and Scientific Integrity? A Diverse Panel Discusses the Critical Components and Challenges of Crafting and Implementing Effective Scientific Integrity Policies." and chaired by Elizabeth A Landau (AGU - American Geophysical Union), Kasey White (GSA - Geological Society of America), and Maeve A Boland (AGI - American Geosciences Institute). Her paper, titled "The International Association for Promoting Geoethics: Mission, Organization, and Activities" is co-signed by Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General) and Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer).
Programme of the Union Session U14A:

11 December 2017
WISE Multiplier Event
Porto (Portugal)
Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer) and Iain Stewart (IAPG Board of Experts on Geoscience Education and Communication) give speeches respectively on "Geoethics: Promoting Sustainability" and "Geocommunication and Sustainability" at the WISE Multiplier Event organized by Clara Vasconcelos (co-coordinator of IAPG-Portugal). WISE is an European Project: "Widening Interdisciplinary Sustainability Education" and Clara Vasconcelos is responsible for an overview report on “Ecosystem Services, Geoethics and Biodiversity”.
This event is held at the University of Porto.
More information:

8 December 2017
Seminar on Geoethics
Bozeman, MT (USA)
Montana State University, 4:30 – 5:20 pm, Gaines Hall 243
Seminar "Geoethics" by David Mogk (IAPG Board of Experts)
Description: Ethics is an increasingly important component of the pre-professional training of (geo)scientists. Funding agencies (NSF, NIH) require training of graduate students in the responsible conduct of research, employers are increasingly expecting their workers to have basic training in ethics, and the public demands the highest standards of ethical conduct by scientists. Geoethics resides at the intersection of geoscience, philosophy, economics and sociology, and encompasses the values and professional standards required of geoscientists to responsibly work in the profession and in service to society. Many dimensions of geoethics will be addressed: 1) Geoethics and self (self-monitoring and self-regulating behaviors); 2) Geoethics and the Geoscience Profession (responsible conduct of research and professional behaviors); 3) Geoethics and Society (responsible interactions in communicating scientific information and uncertainty to the public); and 4) Geoethics and Earth (geoscientists' responsibilities to be good stewards of the Earth). The nature of geoscience research in the heterogeneous, dynamic and complex Earth system, and while working in challenging environments that can lead to interpersonal conflicts, opens the possibility for geoscientists to encounter all manner of ethical dilemmas. An "ethical decision-making toolkit" will be presented to help geoscientists recognize, prevent, mitigate, or act upon emerging ethical issues. A number of case studies will be presented to provide examples of the types of ethical dilemmas that might be encountered in the geoscience work environment.
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29 November-1 December 2017
ICCCI 2017
Huaraz City (Peru)
International Congress on Climate Change and its Impacts
IAPG is partner of ICCCI 2017

28-30 November 2017
Kathmandu (Nepal)
11th Asian Regional Conference (ARC-11) of IAEG
"Engineering Geology for Geodisaster Management".
Venue: Hotel Yak and Yeti
IAPG proposes the theme 12 "Geoethics in Engineering Geology and georisk reduction":

14-16 November 2017
Moa (Cuba)
Thanks to IAPG-Cuba geoethics is included among the topics of CINAREM '17 - IX International Conference on The Better use of Mineral Resources. The Conference is entitled "For a Sustainable Mining Development"
Venue: Instituto Superior Minero Metalúrgico de Moa.
IAPG is partner of CINAREM '17.
Download the official announcement here:

9-12 November 2017
Lima (Peru)
IAPG - Peru organizes the 3rd edition of MinerLima, an International Exhibition of Minerals (Feria Internacional de Minerales).
Venue:  Spanish Center of Peru, Av. Salaverry 1910, Jesus Maria, Lima.
Organizers: Humberto Chirif, Catterine Quiroz, Mirtha Villegas, Sonia Bermudez, Carlos Carnero, Carmen Galindo (IAPG-Peru). 

9 November 2017
Web-Seminar on Geoethics
Martin Bohle (IAPG Board of Experts) gives a web-seminar at the Ronin Institute entitled "Geoethics, Human Niche, and Citizen-Science".
Abstract (pdf file)

23 October 2017
Joint AGI/GSA Societies Meeting
Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting 2017
Seattle (USA)
Vincent Cronin (IAPG-USA co-coordinator) represents IAPG at the joint AGI/GSA Societies Meeting.

21-23 August 2017
EADI NORDIC Conference 2017
Bergen (Norway)
IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics is represented by Martin Bohle (IAPG Corresponding Citizen Scientist). 
He has been invited by Mundus Maris to speak to the panel "Small-Scale Fisheries between Tradition and Modernity – Addressing Poverty Alleviation, Food Security and Social Development through the Lens of Human Rights and Dignity." The panel will discuss implementation issues of the voluntary FAO guidelines for small-scale Fisheries.
IAPG was invited to "… further enrich [the discussions] by developments arising from researching and promoting geo-ethics in the Anthropocene, thus connecting the challenges and opportunities of small-scale fisheries with other global issues".
​Martin's contribution is entitled "Entangling Small-scale-Fisheries-Guidelines, Geoethics and Human Niche".
Website of the EADI NORDIC Conference 2017:

7-11 August 2017
XX Argentine Geological Congress
Tucumán (Argentina)
IAPG-Argentina co-organizes with GEVAS-Red Argentina the Symposium "Geological Hazard and Geoethics" (Peligro geológico y geoética)
Convenership: Elizabeth Rovere, Felipe R. Rivelli, M.D. Vazquez Herrera, R.A. Violante.
Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General) and Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer) represent the IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics at this event, together with Roberto Violante (IAPG-Argentina co-coordinator) and give speeches on geoethics and IAPG, and geoethics in natural hazards management.
Symposium description (in Spanish):

28-31 May 2017
5th WCRI - World Conference on Research Integrity
Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Tony Mayer, IAPG Corresponding Citizen Scientist on "Research Integrity", is a Conference Co-Chair.
Website of the 5th WCRI:

23-28 April 2017
EGU 2017 - European General Assembly
Vienna (Austria)
Session EOS14 "Geoethics: ethical, social and cultural implications of geoscience knowledge, education, research and practice", organized by the IAPG.
Convenership: Silvia Peppoloni, Nic Bilham, Martin Bohle, Giuseppe Di Capua, Eduardo Marone
Oral presentations: 26 April 2017, 13:30-15:00, 15:30-17:00; Room L4/5
Poster presentations: 26 April 2017, 08:00-19:30, attendance 17:30-19:00; Hall X4 
Session description, programme, abstracts, slides and posters at:
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18 April 2017
Geological Society of London, Regional Group - Lecture
Nic Bilham, Director of Policy and Communications of the Geological Society of Londonn and IAPG Continental Coordinator for Europe gives an IAPG talk entitled "Geoethics, Professionalism and Me – Social and Ethical Responsibilities of the 21st Century Geoscientist".
Venue: The Hub, Aztec West

22 March 2017
2017 Spring GSA Associated Societies Meeting
Cindy Palinkas, IAPG-USA co-coordinator represents IAPG at the 2017 Spring Associated Societies Meeting of the Geological Society of America.
IAPG is recognized as an Associate Society of the Geological Society of America (GSA) from 2015.
Virtual Meeting

17-18 February 2017
Future Earth international symposium in Japan
IAPG supports the Future Earth international symposium at Kyushu University on "Decision Science for Future Earth".
Megumi Sugimoto, IAPG representative in Japan, presents geoethics and IAPG activities.
Kyushu (Japan)
Download the Future Earth symposium poster (pdf file)

15-18 February 2017
IUGS - International Union of Geological Sciences
71th Executive Committee Meeting 
IAPG attends the IUGS meeting at the UNESCO Headquarter.
Paris (France)
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9-10 February 2017
EFG-UNECE Conference 
Brussels (Belgium)
Co-organisers: European Federation of Geologists (EFG) and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
Title of the Conference: "International cooperation on natural resources - geoscientists' contribution to enhanced governance, policy making and attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals".
The Corresponding Citizen Scientists of the IAPG, Edmund Nickless and Martin Bohle, participate at the panel session "Socio-economic and environmental drivers for natural resources development and management" (Friday, 10 February, 15:30).

4-5 February 2017
XXI Convegno Nazionale dei delegati e volontari FAI - Fondo Ambiente Italiano (XXI National Congress of the Italian Environment Fund - FAI)
Torino (Italy)
Silvia Peppoloni, IAPG Secretary General, will deliver an invited talk entitled "La prevenzione dai rischi naturali: una questione (geo)etica e culturale (The prevention from natural risks: a (geo)ethical and cultural matter)" (Saturday, 4 February 2017, at 12:15).
Venue: Centro Congressi Lingotto

12-16 December 2016
AGU Fall Meeting 2016
San Francisco (USA)
IAPG-USA co-organizes the session:

21 November 2016
CoV-9: Cities on Volcanoes
Puerto Varas (Chile)
GEVAS Red Argentina and IAPG-Argentina organizes the Workshop 7 "Volcanic hazards and monitoring techniques for the protection of the population: Public health, geoethics, communication and education".
Organizers: Elizabeth Rovere, Claudia Vaamonde, Marcelo Vazquez Herrera, Roberto Violante.
Download the programme of CoV-9:

11-13 November 2016
Feria Internacional de Minerales de Lima
Lima (Peru)
This event is organized by the IAPG-Peru (Sección Peruana de la International Association for Promoting Geoethics - SGP-SEGCGS) and the Peruvian Geological Society (SGP - Sociedad Geológica del Perú).
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24 October 2016
Workshop on Geoethics in Nigeria
The importance of Geoethics in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Nigeria
Abuja (Nigeria)
IAPG-Nigeria cordially invites all geoscientists and the general public to its 1st sensitisation workshop where the proposed theme will be discussed by various speakers in order to promote the activities of IAPG through cooperating with National and International organisations whose aims are complementary to those of the Association.
Programme and book of abstracts (pdf file)
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19 October 2016
Roundtable "Geoethics in Peru: implications for Geosciences"
XVIII Peruvian Congress of Geology
Lima (Peru)
From 15:55 to 17:10.
This event is organized by IAPG-Peru (SEGCGS-SGP).
Chairperson: Shianny Vasquez.
Venue: Hall Nro. Uno (Polideportivo) site of the Pontificia universidad católica del Perú - PUCP, Lima.
Scientific programme

1-7 October 2016
8th Conference of the African Association of Women in Geosciences (AAWG) 
Sibiu (Romania)
Title of the conference: "Building Bridges between Earth Scientists Worldwide: A Way for Promoting Peace and Strengthening Integration".
Conference sub-themes: Earth Science and its applications, Earth Science and Local Communities, Environment/Natural Hazards/ Medical Geology, Geoheritage, Geotourism and Geoparks, Women and Earth Sciences, Geo-Education, Geo- Ethics, Geo-Mining.
The IAPG is partner of the conference. The IAPG Secretary General, Silvia Peppoloni, has been included in the International Scientific Committee and will give a Lecture titled "Geoethics: a new perspective for geosciences".
Download the Second Circular
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1-2 October 2016
International Conference "Mountains in the Changing World"
organized by the Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences (KIAS)
Kathmandu (Nepal)
IAPG-Nepal coordinator, Shree Prasad Vista, gave a talk entitled "Cultural Geoethics for Soil Conservation in Hills and Mountains of Nepal"
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12-14 September 2016
IX Congreso Geológico de España
Huelva (Spain)
The IAPG-Spain proposes the symposium S6: "Geoética"
IAPG Convenership: Domingo Martín Sánchez (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), Fermín Villarroya Gil (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Emilia H. Lopera Pareja (Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas).
Symposium description (in Spanish) and how to submit a paper

7-9 September 2016
88th Congress of the Italian Geological Society
Napoli (Italy)
IAPG-Italy session S36: "Geoethics: a new way of thinking and practicing geosciences(9 September 2016, 8:30-11:00, Aula A32).
Convenership: Stefano Tinti, Francesco De Pascale, Sabina Di Franco, Alessandra Magagna, Silvia Peppoloni.
10 oral and 4 poster presentations.

4-10 September 2016
35th General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission
Trieste (Italy)
The IAPG promotes the session 04: "From school and citizen seismology to geoethics"
Convenership: Rémy Bossu, Paul Denton, Paul Earle, Giuseppe Di Capua.

27 August-4 September 2016
35th IGC - International Geological Congress
Cape Town (South Africa)
The IAPG call for abstracts was successfull, with 37 abstracts accepted: 30 orals and 7 poster presentations scheduled into 6 oral sessions and 1 poster session (subject to finalisation by the Scientific Programme Committee). Moreover, IAPG has organized a panel session to discuss on several key topics of geoethics:
- Session T12.1 "Geoethics  - General Aspects".
​- Session T12.2 "Geoethics and Geoscience Organizations".
​- Session T12.3 "Geoethics  - Teaching, Training and Communication". 
- Session T12.4 "Geoethics  - Case Studies".
- Session T12.8 "Geoethics and Resources Needs for Future Generations - 1".
- Session T12.9 "Geoethics and Resources Needs for Future Generations - 2".
- Panel Session T12.5 "What's the Point of Geoethics?".
- Poster Session T12.P2 "Global Geoscience Professionalism and Geoethics".
Sessions take place on 29, 30 and 31 August 2016 (Orals in the Room MR 2.41-2.43, Posters in the Exhibition).
Session T12.3 is a joint initiative IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics and TG-GGP - Task Group on Global Geoscience Professionalism of the IUGS.
Sessions T12.8 and T12.9 are a joint initiative IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics, GSL - Geological Society of London, EFG - European Federation of Geologists and EGS - EuroGeoSurveys. 
More information about the IAPG programme at the 35th IGC

6 June 2016
Mesa Redonda "Geoética"
Event on Geoethics in Argentina: Geologist's Day (information  in Spanish)
Chubut, Patagonia (Argentina)
Con motivo de la celebración del “Día del Geólogo”, la Cátedra de Geociencias, Facultad Ingeniería-UNPSJB, y el CPGCH realizarán una Mesa Redonda sobre “GEOETICA” en el marco de los lineamientos planteados por la Asociación Internacional para la Promoción de Geoética (IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics).
​Esta actividad abierta a docentes, alumnos y a la comunidad, se desarrollará el Lunes 6 de Junio 2016 a las 18:00 hs en el Edificio de Aulas de la UNPSJB. KM4.Esquel. Chubut. Patagonia Argentina.
Más información: Geol. Msc. Leonardo Ferro 

25-26 May 2016
1st International Conference of the Institute of African Research and Studies (IARS)
Cairo (Egypt)
The Conference is organized by the Institute of African Research and Studies (IARS), in collaboration with the Cairo University, Foreign Affairs Ministry of Egypt, Arabian Scientific Research Organization (ASRO), International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG) and African Network for Geo-Education (ANGE).
IAPG organizes a round-table on geoethics for young geoscientists.
- Download the Abstract template
- Download the Registration Form.
For more information visit the website:
- Download the flyer (pdf file)

17-22 April 2016
EGU 2016 - European General Assembly
Vienna (Austria)
Session EOS5 "Geoethics: theoretical and practical aspects from research integrity to relationships between geosciences and society", organized by the IAPG.
Convenership: Silvia Peppoloni, Nic Bilham, Eduardo Marone, Marie Charrière, Tony Mayer
The session EOS5 is scheduled on Monday, 18 April 2016:
Orals: 08:30–12:00, Room 2.83 (Red Level)
Posters: a) Display time 08:00–19:30; b) Author in attendance: 13:30–15:00
IAPG Flick gallery of photos
Report on the session

9 April 2016
IAPG-Egypt lecture on geoethics
Cairo (Egypt)
Cairo University, Geology Department, Hall 21, from 13:00 to 14:00
IAPG-Egypt (coordinator: Kholoud Mohamed Abdelmaksoud) organizes a Lecture on Geoethics for geology students at the Faculty of Science of the Cairo University. The lecture is focused on what is geoethics and the IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoetics.

6 April 2016
IAPG-Peru conference "Geoethics: the importance of democratizing the geosciences in Peru"
Lima (Peru)
Auditorium of the SGP - Peruvian Geological Society
The creation of the specialized section "Geoethics, Geological Culture and Society (SEGCGS)" of the SGP - Peruvian Geological Society will be formalized on 6 April 2016, at the auditorium of the SGP. The specialized section was officially approved on 6 March 2016 by the Commission for Scientific and Academic Activities of the SGP.
This section is a joint initiative SGP-IAPG. SGP-SEGCGS is the Peruvian section of the IAPG. SGP-SEGCGS/IAPG-Peru will start its activities with a presentation titled "Geoethics: the importance of democratizing the geosciences in Peru" by Juan Carlos Alejandro Piscoya Quevedo, Planning and Outreach Coordinator of IAPG-Peru.
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28 March 2016
IAPG-Cameroon goes on TV
Yaounde (Cameroon)
“Monday Show” television program broadcast through the Cameroon Radio & Television (CRTV) station at Mballa 2
The program takes place live every Mondays, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, and it is rebroadcast every Tuesdays between 10:00 am and 11:00 am. The one hour program that is broadcast strictly in English language, seeks to promote and showcase Cameroon’s culture, talents, urban and grassroots development initiatives. On 28 March 2016, the coordinator of IAPG-Cameroon section, Ndzishepngong Kelvin Ngwang, participates on “Monday Show” as special guest. During his discussion Kelvin introduces the IAPG and its mission, talks about the meaning of geoethics and about a project on climate change for young people co-sponsored by the Captain Planet Foundation and The Pollination project. This is the first time such a sensitization on geoethics takes place on the State media in Cameroon.

19-21 March 2016
Day of Earth Sciences in Africa and the Middle East
Theme: Geoethics, Geoheritage, Georesources & Geoenvironment
The African Association of Women in Geosciences and the African Geoparks Network proclaim the 20th March as a "Day of Earth Sciences in Africa and Middle East, DESAME". The day aims to increase the awareness about the role that earth scientists could play to help to build a peaceful, healthier and wealthier continent. First celebrated in 2013, DESAME is being celebrated in 2016.
The IAPG is partner of this event.
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Joint events AAWG-AGN-IAPG in Morocco (17, 19 and 21 March 2016)
Activities take place at the Université Chouaib Doukkali (El Jadida). In particular: On 17 March 2016, from 16:00 to 18:00, conference of Ezzoura Errami, President of the African Association of Women in Geosciences (AAWG), and Continental Coordinator for Africa of the International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG). Ezzoura Errami gives a speech titled: “Earth Sciences serving society”. On 21 March 2016, conference of Boumediene Tanouti, past President of the Université Chouaib Doukkali – El Jadida. He gives a speech titled: “Science and Ethics: a conflictual relationship”, followed by a debate about the creation of a reflection group on Geoethics, as a joint initiative AAWG, IAPG and AGN (African Geoparks Network). Download the flyer (pdf file)

IAPG-DR Congo for DESAME 2016 (20 March 2016)
Bukavu (Democratic Republic of Congo), from 10:00 to 16:00 at the Hotel Nard on Emery Avenue Patrice Lumumba in Nguba.
This event is organized by the IAPG-DR Congo, YES-DR Congo, DR Congo AAWG-section, in collaboration with StrongWomen DRC, and a workshop will take place, focused on the following themes: 1) Earth Sciences and Climate Change in South Kivu: Challenges, Opportunities and Perspectives; 2) Earth Sciences as a bridge between young and senior citizens in order to strengthen peace and coexistence of peoples; 3) The Congolese women and the natural resources management. For any one who has a presentation or communication about the themes above, please, kindly contact our IAPG-DR Congo coordinator, Jean Robert Mweze (phone number: +243994202800), and/or send a title and a summary of the presentation at:,, IAPG-DR Congo has already organized events for DESAME 2014 and 2015. Download the program (pdf file)

21-26 February 2016
2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana (USA)
ED44A: Ethical principles and practices in the Ocean Sciences
Convenership: Elizabeth S. Gordon (Fitchburg State University, USA) and Cindy M. Palinkas (University of Maryland, USA, and co-coordinator of the IAPG-USA section).
This session is supported by the IAPG.
Session description: Geoethics is an interdisciplinary study that encompasses professional ethics and scientific integrity, stewardship, and risk communication. As such, Geoethics provides a valuable framework for exploring our ethical obligations as ocean scientists in a variety of settings. As scholars and experts, we have an obligation to not only conduct research responsibly but also to inform society of potential marine resources and hazards. For example, ocean scientists are uniquely suited to address such issues as tsunami warnings, overfishing, iron fertilization, and ocean pollution, informing science-based management and policy decisions. As educators, we also have an obligation to train our students in ethical practices and principles. The goal of this session is to discuss these obligations through presentations that highlight case studies at the interface of marine science and ethics, as well as educational strategies for incorporating Geoethics into undergraduate and graduate curricula.

25 February 2016
South Texas Geological Society meeting
San Antonio, Texas (USA)
Keynote speech by Vincent Cronin (IAPG-USA co-coordinator) at the South Texas Geological Society meeting at the Petroleum Club of San Antonio, titled "How and what should we teach novice geoscientists about geoethics?"
Presentation text (pdf file)
Download slides (pdf file)

18 February 2016
Meeting: nANO meets water VII, organized by the Fraunhofer Institut für Umwelt-, Sichertheit- und Energietechnik, German Fraunhofer-Society for applied research
Oberhausen (Germany)
IAPG keynote speech by Martin Bohle (IAPG Corresponding Citizen Scientist) titled: "Geoethik: Richtschnur für’s Anthropozän" (Geoethics: Guidance in the Anthropocene).
Download slides (pdf version)
Photos (IAPG Flickr page)

18-22 January 2016
IUGS - International Union of Geological Sciences 
69th Executive Committee Meeting
Kunming (China)
IAPG attends the meeting.

14-18 December 2015
AGU Fall Meeting 2015
San Francisco, California (USA)
The IAPG promotes the session ED13E:
Geoethics and Critical Thinking in Undergraduate Geoscience Classes
Convenership: Dexter Perkins (University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, United States), Vincent S Cronin (Baylor University, Geology, Waco, TX, United States and IAPG-USA co-coordinator) and David W. Mogk (Montana State Univ, Bozeman, MT, United States and IAPG Corresponding Citizen Scientist).
Session description: Ethical thinking and critical thinking are two intertwined skills that should be taught in all geoscience and engineering programs. These highly necessary skills will serve our students and society well, regardless of what students do after college. Yet, for the most part, ethics and critical thinking are only indirectly addressed in geocurricula. Furthermore, few faculty have the requisite training or resources to effectively teach these topics. So, department/programs need to be more intentional and there is great need for resources to support instruction. We invite researchers, educators, lifelong learners, and practitioners to submit papers that address the importance of teaching these skills, how they can be built into geocurricula and, perhaps most important, to share practical ideas and materials that can be used in our classrooms.
The IAPG members are actively involved also in other sessions. For more information about the participation of the IAPG to the AGU Fall Meeting 2015, click here.

28 November 2015
Geoethics and the IAPG in the German Radio (SWR2)
Endgültig freigesprochen: Das Erdbeben von L'Aquila und die ethische Verantwortung der Geowissenschaftler. Gespräch mit Silvia Peppoloni, International Association for Promoting Geoethics, Rom.
(Finally acquitted: The L'Aquila earthquake and the ethical responsibility of geoscientists. Interview with Silvia Peppoloni, International Association for Promoting Geoethics, Rome).
Audio (mp3) (in German)

28 November 2015
IAPG-Egypt workshop on Geoethics and Geoeducation
Cairo (Egypt)
The IAPG-Egypt (coordinator: Kholoud Mohamed Abdelmaksoud) organizes a workshop on Geoethics and Geoeducation. This event takes place on Saturday 28 November (11:00 am) at the Cairo University, in the Institute of African Research and Studies. The workshop is open to post-graduated students of different disciplines.

1-4 November 2015
GSA Annual Meeting 2015
Baltimora, Maryland (USA)
The IAPG organizes the session:
T72. Ethics of Geoscience in Practice and Application
Conveners: Cindy Palinkas and Vincent S. Cronin
Sunday, 1 November 2015: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM, Room 337 (Baltimore Convention Center).
Session description: Geoscientists have ethical obligations in conducting research, informing society of geo-resources and hazards, and student training. This session aims to discuss these obligations through presentation of research results and needs, case studies, and educational strategies.
Program of the session

14-16 October 2015
Foro Internacional sobre Gestión del Riesgo Geológico
International Forum on Geological Risk Management
Arequipa (Peru), Centro de Convenciones del Colegio de Abogados Av. Alfonso Ugarte s/n.
The Forum is organized by the INGEMMET – Peruvian Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Institute. The aim of this event is to have together a group of senior experts so they publicize their ongoing works and the methodologies that are currently being applied in management of geological risk in order to spread their knowledge and reduce future disasters. During the event different experts will describe their scientific research and experiences, classified into 4 thematic sessions:
• Geoscientific research.
• Prevention and Risk Reduction.
• Preparation, response and rehabilitation.
• Reconstruction.
Furthermore, the First Meeting of Volcanic Observatories of Latin America is held as part of the Forum. 4 specialized pre and post Forum courses are organized, taking advantage of the presence of international experts in Arequipa.
Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General) gives a Lectio Magistralis titled: "Geoethics: a framework for the management of the geosphere and georisks".
The IAPG-Peru patronizes the Forum.
- Website
- Leaflet: front and back
- Flyer

12 October 2015
First Colloquium on Geoethics in Peru
Lima (Peru)
The SGP - Peruvian Geological Society (Sociedad Geologica del Perù) and the IAPG-Peru organize the “First Colloquium on Geoethics in Peru”. The Colloquium takes place in the SGA social center (28 de Julio Av. 745, Miraflores, Lima). 
This event, patronized by the IGEMMET - Instituto Geológico Minero y Metalúrgico, aims to promote discussion on ethics in the work of geologists, explaining specific cases, procedures that can be applied, values of reference.
More information in the IAPG website
Other information in the IAPG-Peru Blog (in Spanish)
Download the flyer of the Colloquium

8 October 2015
Annual Ethics Luncheon of the West Texas Geological Society
Midland, Texas (USA)
Keynote speech by Vincent Cronin (IAPG-USA co-coordinator) at the Midland Petroleum Club, titled "How and what should we teach novice geoscientists about geoethics?"
Abstract (pdf file)
Presentation text and illustrations (pdf file)
Download slides (pptx version)
Photo (IAPG Flickr page)

26-28 June 2015
Primera Feria Internacional de minerales en el Perú
Lima (Peru)
The IAPG co-organizes the event.
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Download the report: Spanish version

15-16 June 2015
Harnessing Modern Technology and Innovation for Mineral Exploration in Nigeria
First conference of the African Association of Women in Geosciences Nigeria (AAWGN)
Abuja (Nigeria)
The IAPG will give a video-lecture titled: Geoethics and the IAPG network (by Silvia Peppoloni).
Conference leaflet
Video Lecture

31 May-3 June 2015
4th World Conference on Research Integrity
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
The IAPG will attend the conference and present two papers:
1) Geoethics and the debate on research integrity in geosciences. Giuseppe Di Capua and Silvia Peppoloni (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia and International Association for Promoting Geoethics, Italy).
2) Principles of geoethics and research integrity applied to the European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and Water Column Observatory (EMSO), a large-scale European environmental research infrastructure. Silvia Peppoloni and Giuseppe Di Capua (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia and International Association for Promoting Geoethics, Italy); Laura Beranzoli (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Italy).

11 May 2015 (19:05)
Austrian Radio (ORF1) program on Geoethics: "Dimensionen - die Welt der Wissenschaft: Was soll ich tun - global gesehen? Die Ethik in den Geowissenschaften" ("Dimensions - the world of science: What should I do - a global perspective? The Ethics in the geosciences"), by Wolfgang Däuble.
In the Radio program interviews to Silvia Peppoloni, Stefano Tinti, David Mogk, Martin Bohle, Megumi Sugimoto. Audio (in German):

3-7 May 2015
AGU-GAC-MAC-CGU Joint Assembly 2015
Session ED42A "How Do We Build a Healthy Geoscience Community That Better Serves Society?", organized by the IAPG.
Workshop: Teaching Geoethics in Undergraduate Science Programs
Montreal (Canada)

12-17 April 2015
EGU 2015 - European General Assembly
Session EOS8 "Geoethics for society: general aspects and case studies in geosciences", organized by the IAPG.
15 April 2015: 13:30–17:00/Room R12 (Orals); Posters attendance 17:30–19:00/Red Posters area (Posters)
Vienna (Austria)

24-25 March 2015
EGS - EuroGeoSurveys
38th General Meeting and Directors Workshop
Brussels (Belgium)
IAPG will attend the meeting and will give a presentation on Geoethics. 
During the meeting an Agreement of Cooperation between IAPG and EGS will be signed 

26-29 January 2015
IUGS - International Union of Geological Sciences 
68th Executive Committee Meeting
Vancouver (Canada)
IAPG will attend the meeting and will present its annual activities report

15-19 December 2014
AGU Fall Meeting
San Francisco (USA) 
ED23D: Teaching GeoEthics Across the Geoscience Curriculum Posters
Session ID#: 2751, Tuesday, 16 December 2014: 1:40 PM-6:00 PM
Posters titles, abstracts and authors:

26 October 2014, 17:00
Genoa Science Festival, Conference "Which risks are you willing to take? A dialogue between nature, reason and technology", a debate between a geologist (Silvia Peppoloni, IAPG Secretary General) and a philosopher (Simona Morini, University of Venice, Italy). Moderator the science journalist Rossella Panarese (RAI-Italian Radio Television). Introduction by Manuela Arata (President of the Genoa Science Festival).
Genova (Italy).
The IAPG-Italy patronizes this event.
Description (in Italian):

19-22 October 2014
GSA Annual Meeting
Session 265 "Geoscience Education: Research and Practice"
IAPG oral presentation on Wednesday, 22 October 2014, titled "Geoethics: building an ethical framework of reference for research and practice in geosciences" (authors: Silvia Peppoloni, Giuseppe Di Capua and Peter Bobrowsky). Susan Kieffer awarded the Penrose Medal from the Geological Society of America

Vancouver (Canada)

9-12 October 2014
ICGAME2 - Second International Conference on Geoparks
in Africa and Middle East: "Geoheritage for local socio-economic sustainable development"
Dakar (Senegal)

15-19 September 2014
XII International IAEG Congress (50th anniversary)
Session 7.3 "Geoethics and natural hazards: communication, education and the science-policy-practice interface", organized by the IAPG 
(17 September, Room "Dublino", from 8:40 to 10:10; poster session from 16:05). 
Session Program:
Torino (Italy)
Proceedings: Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 7, Education, Professional Ethics and Public Recognition of Engineering Geology. Lollino, G., Arattano, M., Giardino, M., Oliveira, R., Peppoloni, S. (Eds.). 2014, XVII, 274 p. 103 illus., 86 illus. in color.

10-13 June 2014
The Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College (SERC)
Teaching GeoEthics Across the Geoscience Curriculum: Workshop 2014.
IAPG keynote speech by Silvia Peppoloni, titled "Foundations of Geoethics" (MP3 Audio 28.6MB, June 10 2014)
Chico Hot Springs, Pray, Montana (USA)

29 May 2014
European Federation of Geologists (EFG) Workshop: "Geologists of Europe in the 3rd millennium" and EFG Summer Council Meeting
IAPG oral presentation: "Geoethics: themes, goals and ongoing initiatives" by Silvia Peppoloni and Giuseppe Di Capua
Palermo (Italy)

5 May 2014
OTC 2014 - Offshore Technology Conference (the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection). 
Ethics Breakfast: IAPG Lecture "Geoethics: A Way of Thinking and Practicing Geosciences" by Salvatore Barba, Mauro Buttinelli and Silvia Peppoloni
Houston, Texas (USA)

27 April-02 May 2014
EGU 2014 - European General Assembly
Session NH9.8 "Geoethics: Ethical Challenges in communication, geoeducation and management of natural hazards", organized by the IAPG.
Vienna (Austria)

16-18 September 2013
Geoitalia 2013 - IX Forum Italiano di Scienze della Terra
Theme "Geopolicy"

Session L2 "Geoethics and Society: Geosciences serving the public"
Pisa (Italy)

5-8 May 2013
3rd World Conference on Research Integrity
Session 25: "Research Integrity in Contentious Policy Areas" (IAPG oral presentation) 
Montréal (Canada)

7-12 April 2013
EGU 2013 - European General Assembly
Session NH9.8 "Geoethics and natural hazards: the role and responsibility of the geoscientists", organized by the IAPG.
Vienna (Austria)

19-21 March 2013
Day for Earth Sciences in Africa and the Middle East
by African Association of Women in Geosciences (AAWG) and the African Geoparks Network (AGN).
IAPG is partner of this initiative

19-22 February 2013
IUGS - International Union of Geological Sciences
66th Executive Committee Meeting 
UNESCO, Paris (France)

18-21 December 2012
IGWC 2012 - Fifth International Groundwater Conference
Aurangabad, Maharastra (India)

19 October 2012
La settimana del Pianeta Terra (Planet Earth Week - Italy discovering Geosciences)

Geoethics day
Rome (Italy)

5-10 August 2012
34th IGC - International Geological Congress

Theme 2 - Geoscience Benefiting Low Income Countries
Symposium 2.4 Geoethics
Brisbane (Australia)

22-27 April 2012
EGU 2012 - European General Assembly
Session NH9.8/EOS9 "Geoethics and natural hazards: communication, education and the science-policy-practice interface"
Vienna (Austria)

19-23 September 2011
Geoitalia 2011 - VIII Forum Italiano di Scienze della Terra
Sessione U1 "Geoetica e cultura geologica: il contributo delle Scienze della Terra ad un rinnovamento culturale della Società" 

(Geoethics and geological culture: the contribution of Earth Sciences to a cultural renewal of the Society)
Torino (Italy)

9-11 September 2009
Geoitalia 2009 - VII Forum Italiano di Scienze della Terra
Sessione U1 "Geoetica: riflessioni sulla responsabilità culturale e sociale del geologo nel terzo millennio"

(Geoethics: reflections on the cultural and social responsibility of the geologist in the third millenium)"
Rimini (Italy)

6-14 August 2008
33th IGC - International Geological Congress

Symposium IEE-07 Geoethics
Oslo (Norway)

12-14 September 2007
Geoitalia 2007 - VI Forum Italiano di Scienze della Terra

Sessione T66 "Elementi di filosofia e sociologia della scienza nella pratica delle Scienze della Terra"
(Elements of philosophy and sociology of science in the practice of Earth Sciences)
Rimini (Italy)