Geoethics Community

Geoethics is gaining wide recognition in the geoscience community. The following is a list of workshops and theme sessions that have been offered in the recent past. Take a look at the significant progress that has been made, and look for opportunities to participate!

Join the International Association for Promoting Geoethics

The International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG) is a multidisciplinary, scientific platform for widening the discussion and creating awareness about problems of Ethics applied to the Geosciences.

Theme Sessions at Meetings of Professional Societies

  • 2015 European Geoscience Union, Vienna Austria April 12-17; EOS8 Geoethicsfor society: General aspects and case studies in geosciences. Convener: Silvia Peppoloni | Co-Conveners: Nic Bilham , Susan W. Kieffer , Eduardo Marone; Oral Sessions and Poster Session
  • 2016 AGU Meeting: PA12B: Geoethics and Scientific Integrity: The Keys to Advancing the Geosciences and a Healthy Planet
  • 2017 AGU Fall Meeting, 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



  • Teaching Geoethics Across the Geoscience Curriculum--David Mogk, AGU/AGI Department Heads and Chairs Webinar Series, Friday, February 20, 2015
  • Fundamentals of Professional Ethics: Elements and Examples, March 28, 2017 at 1:00pm EDT. Presenter is David Abbott
  • The Development of Geoscience-related Ethics Codes Thursday, March 8, 2018, Presenter is David Abbott

Volumes on Geoethics

  • Geoethics and geological culture. Reflections from the Geoitalia Conference 2011--Annals of Geophysics Vol 55 #3, 2012, Edited by Silvia Peppoloni and Giuseppe Di Capua.
  • Peppoloni S. and Di Capua G. (Eds.). Geoethics: the Role and Responsibility of Geoscientists. Geological Society, London, Special Publications,(2015),419,
  • Wyss M. & Peppoloni S.(Eds). Geoethics: Ethical Challenges and Case Studies in Earth Sciences.450 p. Elsevier (2014).
  • Lollino G.,Arattano M.,Giardino M., Oliveira R., Peppoloni S. (Eds.) Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 7: Education, Professional Ethics and Public Recognition of Engineering Geology. XVII, 274 p. 103 illus., 86 illus. in color., Springer (2014).
  • Gundersen, L.C. (editor), 2017, Scientific Integrity and Ethics in Geosciences, Wiley/AGU, 344 pp.
  • Geoethics at the Heart of All Geoscience--Edited by Silvia Peppoloni, Giuseppe Di Capua, Peter T. Bobrowsky, Vincent S. Cronin, Annals of Geophysics Vol 60 Fast Track 7 (2017)

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