Geoscientists of all disciplines handle professional issues that have ethical, social and cultural implications. The ethical frameworks for research and practices, which help scientists of all disciplines to cope with ethical dilemmas and their societal responsibility, evolve steadily. Increasingly, geoscientists are aware of their ethical responsibilities - towards themselves, colleagues, society and the environment. Regularly, geoscientists put their knowledge at the service of society, communicate it effectively, and foster public trust in science-based solutions. Geoscience knowledge (and related expert advice) is vital for informed decision-making; hence the importance of education at all levels and capability building of citizens to participate at the quest and implementation of solutions to geoscience problems. As evolved during the last decade, Geoethics provides an open framework for such concerns, by discussing values underpinning appropriate behaviors and practices, wherever human activities interact with the Earth system.
Geoethics includes research integrity and professional deontology and the role of geoscientists in exploration and use of geo-resources (including water and soil) while meeting high standards of environmental protection. Evidently, geoethics deals with harassment, bullying and discrimination in the geosciences, e.g, on grounds of gender, ethnicity or disability. In fact these deplorable behaviors and the retaliation that can derive from them, compromise the freedom to follow ethical practices in one's profession.
Geoethics refers to the role of geosciences in the economic and social development of low/high-income countries, in sustainable development, in the defense of the society against natural risks, and the mitigation of the impact of human activities on human wellbeing and Earth system dynamics.
Geoethics relates with social sciences and humanities to further science communication, public awareness of geosciences, geo-education for the citizens, appreciation of geoheritage (and geoparks) to raise perception of the importance of Earth system for our lives and cultures.
Geoethics recognizes geosciences to be a public good that contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals, as recommended by the United Nations. Hence, geoscience insights shall be shared effectively for the benefit and progress of society. Therefore, geoscientists contribute to the handling of important societal problems, to grow public awareness and knowledge of the geosciences relevant to people’s lives.
The conveners invite abstracts on ethical, social and cultural implications of geoscience, including case studies. The aim of the session is to develop ethical and social perspectives on the challenges arising from human interaction with natural systems, to complement technical approaches and solutions, and to define an ethical framework for geoscientists' research and practice in addressing these challenges. Contributions from Early Career Scientists are encouraged, explicitly.

Co-sponsored by IAPG and AGI
Convener: Silvia Peppoloni | Co-conveners: Martin Bohle, Giuseppe Di Capua, Christopher M. Keane, Jonathan Rizzi, Nic Bilham, Vitor Correia
| Fri, 12 Apr, 08:30–12:30
Room L7
| Attendance Fri, 12 Apr, 14:00–15:45
Hall X4

Attendance time: Friday, 12 April 2019, 14:00–15:45 | Hall X4

Chairperson: Giuseppe Di Capua
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Silvia Peppoloni, Giuseppe Di Capua, Florian Haslinger, and Michèle Marti
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Giuseppe Di Capua, Silvia Peppoloni, Florian Haslinger, and Michèle Marti
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Silvia Peppoloni, Giuseppe Di Capua, Peter Bobrowsky, Susan Kieffer, and Stefano Tinti
X4.358 |
Franco Foresta Martin, Silvia Peppoloni, Patrizia Tosi, Valerio De Rubeis, Paola Sbarra, and Sonia Topazio
X4.359 |
Improving mutual understanding in Geosciences with the help of terminological tools.
Sabina Di Franco and Elena Rapisardi
X4.360 |
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David Crookall, Pariphat Promduangsri, and Pimnutcha Promduangsri
X4.361 |
Pimnutcha Promduangsri, Pariphat Promduangsri, and David Crookall
X4.362 |
Clara Vasconcelos, Alexandre Lima, Nir Orion, and Tiago Ribeiro
X4.363 |
Susanne Schneider-voss, Markus Fiebig, Günter Langergraber, and Sebastian Handl
X4.364 |
Agata Sangianantoni, Valeria De Paola, and Ingrid Hunstad
X4.366 |
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Martin Bohle and Sergio Salvatore
X4.367 |
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Martin Bohle, Rika Preiser, and Eduardo Marone
X4.370 |
Ruggero Ermini, Salvatore Manfreda, Mauro Fiorentino, and Willington Gonzales
X4.371 |
Enrico Destefanis, Caterina Caviglia, Giorgia Confalonieri, Ingrid Corazzari, Giuseppe Mandrone, Linda Pastero, and Alessandro Pavese
X4.372 |
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Helio Alexandre Lazarim, Carlos Henrique Xavier Araujo, and Giorgio de Tomi
X4.373 |
Jelena Vidovic, Vitor Correa, Luis Jorda, Manuel Regueiro, Boris Malyuk, and Philipp Hartlieb
X4.374 |
Reframing Geoscientists’ Communication: back to 2.0
Elena Rapisardi and Sabina Di Franco
X4.375 |
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Klaus Hinsby, Laurence Gourcy, Hans Peter Broers, Anker Lajer Højberg, and Sian Loveless
X4.376 |
Rachel Brown, Sarah Clancy, Richard Davies, and Fred Worrall
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Perspectives and hidden lessons from a geoscientist on energy provision: Namibia as case study.
Nortin Titus