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American Geosciences Institute - October 2017

IAPG Provides Resources to Support 'Geoethics'

Ethical behaviors and practices are of vital concern to geoscientists. The International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG), an international associate of AGI, will celebrate the first annual International Geoethics Day on Wednesday, October 11, during Earth Science Week 2017.

To promote awareness of geoethics, IAPG offers documents such as The Geoethical Promise and The Cape Town Statement on Geoethics.

What are geoethics? According to IAPG: "Geoethics consists of research and reflection on the values which underpin appropriate behaviors and practices, wherever human activities interact with the Earth system. Geoethics deals with the ethical, social, and cultural implications of geoscience education, research, and practice, and with the social role and responsibility of geoscientists in conducting their activities."


The American Geosciences Institute is a nonprofit federation of geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 250,000 geologists, geophysicists and other earth scientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and interaction with the environment. For contact information, please visit online.