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IAPG symposium 1.7 on Geoethics at the 36th IGC (Delhi, India, 2020)

  • 1.  IAPG symposium 1.7 on Geoethics at the 36th IGC (Delhi, India, 2020)

    Posted 05-29-2019 05:50
    IAPG symposium on geoethics at the 36th IGC (Delhi, India, 2020):


    Call for abstracts (deadline: 31 August 2019)

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    The 36th IGC - International Geological Congress will be held in Delhi (India) from 2 to 8 March 2020.

    IAPG is organizing the Symposium 1.7, entitled "Geoethics: Ethical, Social and Cultural Aspects in Geosciences" and chaired by Silvia Peppoloni ( (Italy), Nic Bilham (UK), Peter T. Bobrowsky (Canada), Martin Bohle (Belgium), Vincent S. Cronin (USA), Giuseppe Di Capua (Italy), within the Theme 1 "Geoscience for Society".

    Description of the Symposium 1.7 on geoethics by IAPG:
    All branches of geosciences have ethical, social and cultural implications. Geoethics aims to provide a common framework for these concerns, and to discuss on the appropriate behaviors and practices, wherever human activities interact with the Earth system.
    The spectrum of topics this symposium aims to deal with includes:

    i) ethical and social problems related to management of land, coasts and open oceans,
    ii) socio-environmentally sustainable supplies of energy and geo-resources,
    iii) pollution and its impact,
    iv) resilience of society related to natural-anthropogenic hazards, and risk mitigation strategies,
    v) geoscience communication and education,
    vi) culture and value of geodiversity, geoheritage, geoparks,
    vii) role of geosciences in socio-economic development regardless of countries' wealth while respecting cultures, traditions and local development paths, and in promoting peace, sustainable development and intercultural exchange.

    Acknowledging the role of Geoscientists at the service of society, this symposium, proposed by IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics (, aims to develop ethical and social discussion on following topics, including case-studies:

    a) Geoethics in natural-anthropogenic risk management,
    b) Ethical aspects of geoscience education and communication,
    c) Geoethics for responsible use of geo-resources,
    d) Research integrity and professional deontology in geosciences,
    e) Geoethics in addressing global societal challenges.

    The abstract submission is open (deadline: 31 August 2019):

    Registration to the 36th IGC (super early bird registration by 31 July 2019):

    IAPG for the 36th IGC 2020:

    IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics:

    Dr Giuseppe Di Capua
    Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia
    (Research geologist)
    IAPG-International Association for Promoting Geoethics
    via di Vigna Murata, 605 - 00143 Roma
    Skype: giuseppe.dicapua