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
    • 10:20Ethics and Scientific Integrity in Geosciences: Why so much focus on what we thought was a given? (Invited) Margaret Leinen, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
    • 10:32PA12B-01 Ethics Instruction for Future Geoscientists: Essential for Contributions to Good Public Policy David W Mogk, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, United States
    • 10:44PA12B-02 Infusing Geoethics One Geoscience Course at a Time Vincent S Cronin, Baylor University, Geology, Waco, TX, United States
    • 10:56PA12B-03 The New Landscape of Ethics and Integrity in Scholarly Publishing Brooks Hanson, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States
    • 11:08PA12B-04 How to Write a Reproducible Paper Damien Brent Irving, CSIRO, Oceans and Atmosphere, Hobart, Australia
    • 11:20PA12B-05 Embedding Scientific Integrity and Ethics into the Scientific Process and Research Data Lifecycle Linda C Gundersen, Retired, Washington, DC, United States
    • 11:32PA12B-06 Using Data Maturity Metrics to Help Insure Scientific Integrity John J Bates, Self Employed, Washington, DC, United States
    • 11:44PA12B-07 What Next? Translating AGI's 2015 Guidelines for Ethical Professional Conduct into Practice Maeve A Boland and Chris Keane, American Geosciences Institute, Alexandria, VA, United States
    • 11:56PA12B-08 Trends In Geoscience Professional Ethics Indicated By National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG®) Surveys of The Practicing Profession John W Williams, National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG), Douglasville, GA, United States and Jack L Warner, Test Inc, Parker, CO, United States
    • 12:08PA12B-09 Science for the Public Good: Tackling scientific integrity in the federal government Gretchen T Goldman, Union of Concerned Scientists Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States, Michael Halpern, Union of Concerned Scientists Washington DC, Center for Science and Democracy, Washington, DC, United States and Charise Johnson, Union of Concerned Scientists, Washington, DC, United States
  • 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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