mercoledì 17 ottobre 2018



International Geoethics Day 2018

18 October 2018


Download the leaflet of the International Geoethics Day 2018 containing the incipit of the sentence: "geoethics is..."

Please, complete the sentence with one word, the word that you feel more appropriate, print the leaflet and take a picture of you with the leaflet in your hands well in evidence.

Finally, during the day of 18 October, post the picture on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and use the hashtag: #geoethicsday2018

Join us on 18 October 2018!

Download the lefleat of the International Geoethics Day 2018 (docx file):
http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/5195a5_30d228838a9a4d199c2e1a4f7a71efad.docx?dn=geoethicsday2018_leaflet_IAPG.docx

International Geoethics Day website:
http://www.geoethics.org/geoethics-day


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IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics: 
http://www.geoethics.org

martedì 25 settembre 2018


Riflessioni sulle finalità
della nuova "Promessa Geoetica"

(di Sandra Piacente*)


Come forse molti di voi sapranno, nella sessione estiva delle Lauree magistrali delle Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia e di Milano, rispettivamente ai Neodottori in Scienze e tecnologie Geologiche e in Scienze della Terra, è stata consegnata la pergamena contenente la "Promessa Geoetica", pronunciata ufficialmente, con grande emozione, dai neo laureati.

Ancora sotto l’influsso positivo e la grande soddisfazione di aver visto realizzato uno degli obiettivi più simbolici che l’allora Commissione di Geoetica della FIST (Matteucci R., Gosso G., Peppoloni S., Piacente S., Wasowski J., 2014 - The Geoethical Promise: A Proposal. Episodes, vol. 37, n. 3, pp. 190-191); (Piacente S. 2014 – La Geoetica, in "Geomorfologia Culturale", Panizza M., Piacente S., pp. 318 – 322. Pitagora Editrice, BO) si era prefissa, trovo ora importante esprimere alcuni pensieri e riflessioni che penso possano aiutare a rendere ancora più efficace e pregnante questo significativo successo.

L'ufficializzazione di questo atto simbolico, denso però di significato per chi crede nel valore etico e sociale della nostra professione di geologi e nella sua forza culturale e educativa, rappresenta senza dubbio un importante passo avanti verso una valorizzazione degli studi e delle ricerche nel vasto campo della conoscenza e delle dinamiche del nostro Pianeta, specialmente sui temi legati ai rischi e alle risorse. 

Ne deriva una presa di coscienza della funzione sociale e dell’autorevolezza del ruolo che il geologo per primo deve riconoscere alla sua professione, per potersi proporre a pieno titolo e diritto nei dibattiti e nelle responsabilità delle questioni riguardanti le dinamiche della Terra. Perché ciò avvenga, occorre che sia fatto un lavoro a monte della fase ultima di dichiarazione di dottore in Scienze geologiche. Occorre infatti che la proposta sia il risultato di una fase preparatoria sviluppata in tutto il corso di studi per capirne in pieno l’importanza e i risvolti culturali e sociali. In caso contrario si rischia di lasciare ai neo laureati una bella pergamena, che li gratifica nel momento della consegna, ma che rischia di rimanere uno dei tanti attestati di buona volontà che entreranno nella loro vita sia professionale che di docenza e di ricerca.

Ogni docente con le sue ricerche e le sue competenze deve trovare le parole e i metodi utili a far percepire l’importanza etica che deve permeare il lavoro dei futuri professionisti, soprattutto in un’epoca come la nostra di evidente degrado ambientale, derivante da una mancanza di responsabilità generalizzata riguardo alla tutela, alla sicurezza e alla valorizzazione di tutti i beni del nostro Pianeta. Ne consegue una nuova e urgente responsabilità, che implica la struttura di tutto il corso di laurea. Quindi non solo "l'impegno che coinvolge il neo-laureato", ma soprattutto quello che diventa irrinunciabile all'interno di ogni corso, con uno sguardo comune, sia verso il passato, visto come un pilastro irrinunciabile cui guardare (anche in senso critico), sia verso il futuro, più impegnativo, ma comunque diverso, più responsabile.

È un modo, inoltre, di riaffermare la fiducia verso la scienza e il suo potere unificante per un pensiero culturale sempre più disponibile al confronto e alla cooperazione.

La finalità è anche quella di promuovere un nuovo contesto istituzionale, didattico e culturale, da realizzare attraverso un dibattito costante e più aperto tra le diverse anime della nostre discipline, superando anche quelle pigrizie intellettuali, spesso causate da impegni e compiti istituzionali, ma non per questo giustificabili, che sacrificano e oscurano la grande risorsa etica insita nel patrimonio delle conoscenze geologiche.

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*Sandra Piacente

Già professore associato di geografia e geologia ambientale presso l'Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, ha coordinato progetti di ricerca ex 60% e un progetto nazionale COFIN sui geositi. Ha inoltre collaborato a numerosi progetti internazionali (CNR e MIUR). Autrice di libri di testo e di un centinaio di pubblicazioni scientifiche di geomorfologia, educazione ambientale, formazione e divulgazione scientifica; attualmente i suoi interessi sono orientati  agli aspetti etici della ricerca geologica.



IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics - Italy:
http://www.geoethics.org

lunedì 6 agosto 2018


The Geoethical Promise in the ceremony of the geological master degree in geology at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy)


As announced by Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General) at the 72nd IUGS EC meeting in Potsdam (Germany) on 22-26 January 2018, the "Geoethical Promise" (http://www.geoethics.org/geopromise) has been included as official declaration during the ceremony for the geological master degree in the Italian Universities, thanks to the cooperation of the IAPG-Italy and the Italian Geological Society.

On 19 July 2018, the "Geoethical Promise" (the parchment is below) was read at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE) during the cerimony of the master degree in geology (video below, in Italian).

This was a memorable event! We hope the "Geoethical Promise" will be adopted in many Universities all over the world!

We remind you that the "Geoethical Promise" (avalilable in 35 languages: http://fliphtml5.com/gqru/ttwl) is included in the "Cape Town Statement on Geoethics" (http://www.geoethics.org/ctsg), supported by 19 geoscience organizations.

Silvia Peppoloni said that "... Who in these years has worked hard with me to achieve this result can understand the emotion that I have felt looking at these images, and also the joy and the awareness of having left a mark in the history of geosciences. ​I can only thank all those who have helped me, and in particular Prof. Sandra Piacente and Prof. Elisabetta Erba, not by chance two women: their sensitivity and support have made possible the officialization of this symbolic act, full of meaning for those like me who believe in the ethical and social value of our profession as geologists, in the cultural and educational power of our beloved geo-disciplines ...".





The parchment of the Italian version of the Geoethical Promise


IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics:
http://www.geoethics.org

giovedì 26 luglio 2018


The issue #3 - 2018 

of the IAPG Newsletter is out!



The issue #3 - 2018 of the Newsletter of the IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics has been released on 26 July 2018.

Summary:


- Spreading Geoethics through the languages of the world: translations of the Cape Town Statement on Geoethics
- The Geoethical Promise: a memorable event
- Call for abstracts: geoethics at the AGU Fall Meeting 2018 (deadline is approaching!)
- 1st Workshop of The European Project GOAL (Geoethics Outcomes and Awareness Learning
- MINERLIMA 2018: new dates and venue
- Session on History of Geology and Geoethics in Italy
- Session on “Seismology and Society” in Malta
- The logo of the IAPG-IAH Congress in Portugal is ready
- IAPG at the “II Simposio Internacional Paleontologia del Perù”
- Geoscience and Society Summit: new dates and venue
- An IAPG report from the FORAM 18 pilot event
- Publications
- New national section: IAPG-Lebanon
- International Geoethics Day 2018
- New agreement for cooperation
- Articles from the IAPG Blog
- IAPG photo gallery
- Donations

Download the IAPG Newsletter #3 - 2018 at: 
http://www.geoethics.org/newsletter


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martedì 17 luglio 2018


Consumo di suolo, dinamiche territoriali e servizi ecosistemici

Edizione 2018

a cura di
ISPRA - Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale




Dal sito web dell'ISPRA:
"L’edizione 2018 del Rapporto sul consumo di suolo in Italia, la quinta dedicata a questo tema, fornisce il quadro aggiornato dei processi di trasformazione del nostro territorio, grazie alla cartografia aggiornata del Sistema Nazionale per la Protezione dell’Ambiente (SNPA), che vede ISPRA insieme alle Agenzie per la protezione dell’ambiente delle Regioni e delle Province Autonome, in un lavoro congiunto di monitoraggio svolto anche utilizzando le migliori informazioni che le nuove tecnologie sono in grado di offrire.
Il Rapporto analizza l’evoluzione del consumo di suolo all'interno di un più ampio quadro delle trasformazioni territoriali ai diversi livelli, attraverso indicatori utili a valutare le caratteristiche e le tendenze del consumo e fornisce nuove valutazioni sull'impatto della crescita della copertura artificiale, con particolare attenzione alla mappatura e alla valutazione dei servizi ecosistemici del suolo".

Scarica il rapporto (pdf 46 Mb):
http://www.isprambiente.gov.it/public_files/ConsumoSuolo2018/Rapporto_Consumo_Suolo_2018.pdf


IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics:
http://www.geoethics.org

mercoledì 11 luglio 2018


Programme of the session S38
History of geosciences and Geoethics: the right way for social responsibility

Conveners: Marco Pantaloni (ISPRA-Roma), Silvia Peppoloni (INGV, Roma), Fabiana Console (ISPRA, Roma), Giuseppe Di Capua (INGV, Roma)

This session is supported by IAPG and INHIGEO

89th Congress of the Geological Society of Italy, jointly with the Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrography


Catania, 12-14 September 2018



Orals

13 Septmber 2018 [18.00-20.00]


Aula A13


38-1    18.00 - 18.15

Romano M.*: Inventor, Engineer and Earth Scientist in a single brushstroke: Leonardo da Vinci and the earliest conception of sustainable land management on a constantly changing Planet

38-2    18.15 - 18.30

Macini P.*: Well construction and underground fluids in pre-industrial ages: Scientific observations, ethical speculation and medical contributions of Bernardino Ramazzini on the health and safety of Putearii (water well diggers)

38-3    18.30 - 18.45

Hamilton M.*: The research of the western Tauern window between 1894 and 1898 in the documents of the mineralogist and petrographer Friedrich Becke. A project of the “Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften“

38-4    18.45 - 19.00

Foresta Martin F.*: Marcello Carapezza (1925-1987), Scientist and Humanist

38-5    19.00 - 19.15

Branca S.* & Abate T.: The hypotheses of Jean Hoüel (1735-1813) on the formation of Etna. The evolutionary model of the volcano in the representation of the CXIX planche

38-6    19.15 - 19.30

Vaccari E.*: The role of the institutions for the birth of the professional geologist between the 18th and the 20th century

38-7    19.30 - 19.45

Barale L., Fioraso G. & Mosca P.*: The role of geological studies in large infrastructural projects in the 19th century - some examples from NW Italy

38-8    19.45 - 20.00

Boscaino G.* & Boscaino M.: The geology between past and present: cultural heritage and the current social value of geosciences. The tragedy of the Rigopiano Hotel

Posters

13 September 2018


38-9    Panel 109

Alimenti S. & Lupi R.*: Policy, economy and geosciences in the debate about Fucino and Trasimeno lakes (1780-1870 ca.)

38-10    Panel 110

Cubellis E.*, Luongo G. & Obrizzo F.: Sciences of Laws and Sciences of Processes for  Earth Science

38-11    Panel 111

De Caterini G.* & Radogna P.V.: Critique of Practical Geology

38-12    Panel 112

Di Cencio A.*, Mori G., Casati S. & Nardi M.: Paleontherapy - the new method in field of medical geology for the therapy of young disturbances

38-13    Panel 113

Pantaloni M.*, Console F. & Motti A.: The “rebirth” of the Torbidone River (Norcia Plain, Umbria): a historic and geoethic approach

38-14    Panel 114

Pinarelli L., Piccardi L. & Montanari D.*: The social value of geological knowledge in the supernatural narratives of the ancient world: some case studies

38-15    Panel 115

Sudiro P.*: The Expanding Earth: a disproved scientific hypothesis surviving its falsification


Programme in the website of the congress:

http://www.sgicatania2018.it/BECong/sessione_programma.php?sessione2=50


IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics:
http://www.geoethics.org

lunedì 2 luglio 2018


An article just published in Episodes (open-access)

"The ethical duty to divulge geosciences and the improvement of communication skills to fulfil it"

(by Massimo Arattano, Silvia Peppoloni, Albertina Gatti)



Abstract:
In recent years the commitment to disseminate the geological knowledge, making it available for citizens and decisionmakers, has been recognized as a precise ethical duty of the geologist. However the fulfilment of the duty to disseminate the geoscience knowledge requires good communication skills that should be adequately trained, since often the university studies don’t include such training. A specific research has been carried out to explore the possibility to develop a short training course capable of improving the expressive and communication abilities of professionals. A set of exercises has been also expressly developed to improve the metacognitive skills of the participants (metacognition is the knowledge and regulation of one’s cognitive activities in learning processes). The course has been delivered to professionals belonging to the Professional Association of Engineers (FOIT) in Turin, Italy, and has been able to significantly improve their expressive and communication abilities, increasing their interest and willingness to divulge their knowledge, recovering their confidence to succeed in this task and helping them to become more effective communicators. The contents of the course are now available, upon request, for anyone interested in teaching it elsewhere and/or improving its contents. Providing both professional and research geologists with means to renew their interest and ability to communicate can be a useful contribution to raise their (geo)ethical conscience and to help them to more easily carry out their ethical commitment.

Citation:

Arattano M., Peppoloni S., Gatti A. (2018). The ethical duty to divulge geosciences and the improvement of communication skills to fulfil it. Episodes, Vol. 41, No. 2,
http://dx.doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2018/018007

Free Download:

http://dx.doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2018/018007


Other publications on geoethics in the IAPG website: 

http://www.geoethics.org/publications


IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics:

http://www.geoethics.org

martedì 12 giugno 2018


Spreading geoethics
through the languages of the world

Translations of the Cape Town Statement on Geoethics


The Cape Town Statement on Geoethics is now available in 35 languages: 
Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Belarusian, Bengali, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Nepali, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sepedi, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu.

The IAPG pubblication that collects all the translations is for free download from the IAPG website:
http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/5195a5_f80fe698039e4f6d9bc8c5e4a5f05898.pdf

Flip book: http://fliphtml5.com/gqru/ttwl

and can be cited as follows:

Peppoloni Silvia (ed.) (2018). Spreading geoethics through the languages of the world. Translations of the Cape Town Statement on Geoethics. International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG), http://www.geoethics.org/ctsg

Translations have been possible thanks to a great job done by IAPG officers, members, and followers:
Sonja Van Eck (South Africa), Marku Sokol (Albania), Mamoon Allan (Jordan), Khachatur Meliksetian (Republic of Armenia), Mary Misakyan (Republic of Armenia), Yuriy Kostyuchenko (Ukraine), Jahangir Alam (Bangladesh), Wang Meng (China), Liangliang Wang (China), Magdalena Brus (Finland), Felix Riede (Denmark), Sandra Junier (Netherlands), David Crookal (France), Isabelle Richaud (France), Morgane Le Boucher (France), Team of ExpoGeorgia (Georgia), Florian Ortner (Austria), Gerassimos Papadopoulos (Greece), Partha Sarathi Datta (India), Jasveer Singh (India), Karoli Tatarvari (Hungary), Silvia Peppoloni (Italy), Kazuki Koketsu (Japan), Kyung Sik Woo (South Korea)Shree Prasad Vista (Nepal), Bjørn Kalsnes (Norway), Sedigheh Seifilaleh (Iran), Manuel Abrunhosa (Portugal), Cristina Toma (Romania), Mahlogonolo Brillent Kobola (Suth Africa), Danka Blagojevic (Serbia), Marko Komac (Slovenia), Eli Ivonne Rovere (Argentina), Michael Msabi (Tanzania), Hema Achyuthan (India), Aybige Akinci (Turkey), Muhammad Yaseen (Pakistan).

Currently, 19 geoscience organizations endorse or support the Cape Town Statement on Geoethics: http://www.geoethics.org/ctsg


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martedì 22 maggio 2018


The issue #2 - 2018 
of the IAPG Newsletter is out!


The issue #2 - 2018 of the Newsletter of the IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics has been released on 23 May 2018.

Summary:


- Programme of the IAPG sessions at the RFG 2018 Conference

- MINERLIMA 2018
- Calls for abstracts
- IAPG-IAH Congress in Portugal
- IAPG Workshop on Geoethics in Morocco
- IAPG Board of Experts
- Cape Town Statement on Geoethics - news
- Publications
- Geoethics Medal 2018
- International Geoethics Day 2018
- National sections
- European project Erasmus+ "GOAL"
- INTERMIN - International Network of Raw Materials Training Centres
- Articles from the IAPG Blog
- Donations


Download the IAPG Newsletter #2 - 2018 at: 

http://www.geoethics.org/newsletter


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IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics: 
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lunedì 14 maggio 2018

Geoethics at the RFG 2018 conference
The programme is out!


The IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics has organized or supports 5 sessions on different issues of geoethics under the Theme "Resources and Society". Authors will give 11 keynote speeches, 28 oral presentations, 10 poster presentations (for details on the programme click on the link below): 

Session RS13: Geoethics and Environmental and Social Responsibility: Doing the Right Thing to Develop Resources for Future Generations (19 June 2018, part I 8:30-10:00, part II 10:30-11:45, part III 13:30-15:00, room 119)

Session RS8: Geoethics and the Responsible Conduct of Scientists (20 June 2018, 8:30-10:00, room 119)

Session RS9: Geoethics in georisks management for a safer and more resilient society (20 June 2018, 10:30-11:45, room 119)

Session RS10: Geoethics in geoscience education, communication and citizen science: experiences, approaches, and concepts (20 June 2018, part I 13:30-15:00, part II 15:30-17:00, room 119)

Session RS12: Forensic Geology: Ethics, Communication, Regulation and Opportunities (21 June 2018, part I 8:30-9:45, part II 10:30-12:00, room 119)

IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics is partner of the RFG 2018 Conference.

Details on the programme of the sessions above (dates and hours, titles of presentations, authors) are available here:
http://www.geoethics.org/rfg2018



Vancouver (Canada)
We look forward to meet you in Vancouver!








IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics:
http://www.geoethics.org