interdisciplinary field between Geosciences and Ethics which involves Earth and
Planetary Sciences as well as applied ethics. It deals with the way of human
thinking and acting in relation to the significance of the Earth as a system and
as a model. Geoeducational, scientific, technological, methodological and
social-cultural aspects are included (e.g. sustainability, development,
geodiversity and geoheritage, prudent consumption of mineral resources,
appropriate measures for predictability and mitigation of natural hazards,
geoscience communication, museology, etc). In addition, the necessity
of considering appropriate protocols, scientific integrity issues and a code of
good practice - regarding the study of the abiotic world - is covered
by this discipline. Studies on planetary geology (sensu lato) and astrobiology
also require a geoethical approach).
GSAf and IAGETH
have signed a Memorandum
of Understanding (MoU)
. 26th April 2013.
IAGETH establishes the
first International Commission on Gender and Geoethics (ICGG). It is
coordinated by Dr. Mary J. Thornbush
(University of Birmingham, UK).
Great success of our IAGETH
EC and Council meetings! Thanks!
IAGETH are included in the Global Ethics
IAGETH will be present in the
Internacional del Mar", Caravaca de la Cruz, Spain, 24-28 Junio 2012 XIV
IAGETH will be present in the XIV "Conferencia Iberoamericana de
Sistemas de Información Geográfica" CONFIBSYS XIV, 3-5 July, 2013, Honduras
Geoethics and IAGETH will be present in the
International Congress of Stratigraphy (STRATI
2013 ), 1-7 July, Lisboa
(Portugal). Special thanks to our National Chapter: Prof. José C. Kullberg.
Geoethics and IAGETH will be
present in the Global
Heritage: An Erasmus Intensive programme (Salamanca, 8-20 July
2013). Special thanks to Dr. M.D.
International Conference on Geoethics Pribram (Czech Republic), 14-18
October 2013. Deadline (Abstracts) 30
IAGETH will be present in the IX Iberian
Congress (XI National Congress) of Geochemistry, Soria (Spain), 16-18
IAGETH will be present in the IAEG
XII Congress (2014)
Deadline (abstracts) 15 May
IAGETH will be present in the IX National
Geological Congress (Portugal) and the 2nd Geological Congress of
Portuguese Speaking Countries, Oporto, July,
L'Aquila earthquake, Italy (6 April
The International Association for Geoethics (IAGETH) supports the
Statement on Earthquake Hazards Assessment and Design Load for Public
Safety of the International Seismic Safety Organization (ISSO) (August 6,
2012), as well as its official
letter on this subject, which was sent to President of Italy Giorgio
Napolitano (November 8, 2012) .
The new session on Geoethics was
successfully held within the 22nd
Symposium on Geo-Environments and Geo-Techniques (Dec. 7-8, 2012, Tsukuba,
Japan). PMUG decided to include the session on Geoethics within
the symposium in the following years.
about Geoethics by Prof. Lopo Vasconcelos (IAGETH National Chapter,
Mozambique). 1st Geological Congress of Mozambique,
cited for first time in the National Congress of Environment (Spain),
Nov/2012. Thanks to the ICOG
: IAGETH in the 2nd. World Sustainability Forum (2012). Dr. Vaclav