Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Elizabeth Silva is the new IAPG Corresponding Citizen Scientist on Geoethics and Geoparks

Elizabeth is member of the Portuguese Commission for UNESCO, responsible for the Science Sector. From this year, she is Vice-Chair of the Advisory Committee of the Association "Global Geoparks Network" and UNESCO expert for the International Geoscience and Geoparks Program of UNESCO. From 2012 to 2016 she has been the IAPG Continental Coordinator for Europe.

List of IAPG experts (CCS):

Monday, November 21, 2016

Geoethics at CoV-9

CoV-9: Cities on Volcanoes 9

Workshop (W7): "Volcanic hazards and monitoring techniques for the protection of the population: Public Health, Geoethics, Communication and Education". 

21 November, from 19:00.

Patagonico hotel - Calbuco room, Puerto Varas (Chile). 

Elizabeth Rovere, Claudia Vaamonde, Marcelo Vazquez Herrera, Roberto Violante

This Workshop is organized by GEVAS Network Argentina, Civil Association, in collaboration with IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics.

During the first hour of the workshop conveners will develop a clear understanding of the concepts of Volcanic Hazards, Geoethics ("Cape Town Statement on Geoethics" by IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics) and the objectives of GEVAS Network Argentina, Civil Association. In order to achieve that goal, they will have short presentations by colleagues covering various Social, Communication, Civil Protection and Volcano Monitoring projects currently underway. Following those presentations, a discussions will be developed.
During the second hour of the workshop, there will be four main breakout/discussion sessions, focused on 4 recent eruption case-studies, and a final general discussion. 

The aim of this workshop is to 1. Encourage the construction of links between society and geosciences from the awareness and training on best practices in the risk management facing volcanic eruptions, particularly in Latin American countries. 2. To perform basic scientific research aimed at generating new scientific knowledge and encouraging exchange with scientific organizations and institutions. 3. To promote interaction with medical, social and communicational sciences fostering transfer to society. 4. To collaborate with public and private agencies, institutions and actors involved in risk management. 5. To provide
links of technical support and collaborate to the management and monitoring of volcanoes on international borders. 6. To collaborate with civil protection institutions in order to assess and remediate the consequences of volcanic eruptions.

Invited Colleagues: 
- Ph D Dulce Vargas Bracamontes. Univ. Colima, Mexico. Geoph. Volcano Seismology, Leeds, UK.
- Dir. David Alberto Tressens Ripoll. Civil Protection Villa La Angostura, Argentina
- PhD Philippe Lesage. Géophysique des Volcans. Université de Savoie. ISTerre  France.

Download the programme of CoV-9:

IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics:

Friday, November 4, 2016

Nic Bilham is the new IAPG Continental Coordinator for Europe

Nic Bilham
Nic has worked at the Geological Society, the UK’s learned and professional society for geoscientists, since 1997. He now leads delivery of its policy, education, media and wider communications activities. He also works with the Society’s Council and senior staff to coordinate strategic planning and reporting. He graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA in History and Philosophy of Science, and he holds an MSc in Science and Technology Policy from the University of Sussex. His research interests include debates around the roles scientists can and should play in policy-making; and the effective integration of specialist, stakeholder and public inputs to multi-disciplinary policy challenges such as radioactive waste management. He has been IAPG Corresponding Citizen Scientist on "Geoscience communication".

Members of the IAPG Executive Council: