23-28 September 2018
Conference: Geoscience and Society: Bridges to Global Health, Resilience and Sustainability
Fairmont Southampton in Hamilton, Bermuda (UK)
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 are pooling their talents to 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, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Geological Society of London, Geoscientists Without Borders, Geology for Global Development, International Association for Promoting Geoethics.
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Download the detailed description (pdf file)

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".
The call for abstracts is open. Deadline: 15 February 2018.
Second circular (pdf):

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 is partner of the RFG 2018 Conference, and geoethics has been included among the sub-themes (under the theme "Resources and Society").
Download the brochure (pdf file)
The call for abstracts is open. Deadline: 12 February 2018.
IAPG organizes or supports 5 sessions on different issues of geoethics under the Theme "Resources and Society":
Here the detailed description of each IAPG session and the link for the abstract submission:

8-13 April 2018
EGU 2018 - European General Assembly
Vienna (Austria)
Session "Geoethics: ethical, social and cultural implications of geoscience knowledge, education, research, practice and communication", organized by the IAPG in the "Educational and Outreach Symposia (EOS)" group of sessions.
Convenership: Silvia Peppoloni, Nic Bilham, Martin Bohle, Giuseppe Di Capua, Eduardo Marone
Session description:
The call for abstracts is expired (deadline: 10 January 2018).
The call for abstracts was successfull! We got 27 abstracts. More information will be available soon.

20-24 March 2018
Earth Sciences for Society - Join Congress
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.
Theme 9 "Geoethics".
Convenership: Peter Bobrowsky (Canada), Ezzoura Errami (Morocco), Silvia Peppoloni (Italy), Zakaria Hamimi (Egypt).
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)

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:

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.
Download the flyer (pdf file)
Download the poster (pdf file)

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)