Friday, September 12, 2014

The IAPG has been recognized as an International Associate Organization of the AGI - American Geosciences Institute

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has formally offered the International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG) membership at the International Associate-level in the AGI federation. Inclusion in the AGI Network facilitates interaction between U.S. and international geoscience organizations; membership also supports international geoscience development as well as promoting the geosciences in underserved countries.
The many benefits to being an International Associate start with free advertising in EARTH Magazine and IAPG’s news being published in AGI’s e-magazine, GeoSpectrum. The IAPG will receive AGI media notices, electronic updates and newsletters, and can have its events posted on the AGI GeoCalendar. The IAPG programs will also be featured on AGI’s website. In addition, the IAPG will be invited to attend AGI’s Member Society Council Meetings where the IAPG will be able to collaborate with other geoscience organizations on issues of shared concern.
The American Geosciences Institute  was founded in 1948, under a directive of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S., as a network of associations representing geoscientists with a diverse array of skills and knowledge of our planet. The Institute provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in our profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society’s use of resources, resilience to natural hazards, and the health of the environment.
AGI ( is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving the geoscience community and addressing the needs of society.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The "Corresponding Citizen Scientist" (CCS) of the IAPG

The IAPG is creating a list of experts on specific issues related to geoethics. These colleagues have a new "function" in the IAPG: the "Corresponding Citizen Scientist" (CCS). Our first Corresponding Citizen Scientists are Martin Bohle (Directorate General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission) on "Interdisciplinary explorations for main-streaming interest in Earth sciences topics" and Tony Mayer (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) on "Research Integrity".

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