Geoethics - Integrity and Ethics in Science in Higher Education
A keynote lecture by John Geissmann, Professor of Geosciences, University of Texas at Dallas
Monday, 4. January, 16:15 (CET)
The International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG) describes the core elements of Geothics on its websites as follows:
- Geoethics provides a reference and guidelines for behaviour in addressing concrete problems of human life by trying to find socio-economic solutions compatible with a respect for the environment and the protection of Nature and land.
- Geoethics reflects the social role played by Geoscientists and their responsibilities highlighting the ethical, cultural and economic repercussions that their behavioral choices may have on society.
- Geoethics encourages a critical analysis of the use and management of geo-resources.
- Geoethics deals with problems related to the risk management and the mitigation of geohazards.
- Geoethics fosters the proper and correct dissemination of the results of scientific studies and other information on risks.
- Geoethics aims to improve the relationships between the scientific community, the mass media and the public.
- Geoethics promotes the development of the geoparks and geo-tourism, in order to create social awareness about the value of the geological heritage and geodiversity.
- Geoethics highlights the value and usefulness of the geological and geophysical knowledge in daily life by promoting disciplines like geo-medicine and forensic geosciences.
- Geoethics aims to organize effective teaching tools to develop awareness, values and responsibility, especially amongst the young people.
Mmore about Geoethics at https://www.geoethics.org/