EGU 2023 - Call for abstracts session 'EOS4.1 - Geoethics: Geoscience Implications for Professional Communities and Society'


Società Geologica Italiana

Carissimi Soci SGI,
Carissimi Soci Società Associate,

Su indicazione della Dott.ssa Silvia Peppoloni (INGV), vi segnaliamo la Call for Abstracts relativa alla sessione EOS4.1 "Geoethics: Geoscience Implications for Professional Communities and Society", organizzata nell'ambito dell'EGU General Assembly 2023 (Austria & Online | 23–28 Aprile 2023).

Cordiali saluti,

La Segreteria

Cari colleghi,
vi invitiamo a sottomettere un abstract alla sessione di geoetica che stiamo organizzando alla prossima Assemblea Generale dell'EGU (Vienna, 23-28 Aprile 2023). All'evento si potrà partecipare anche in modalità online.

La deadline per la sottomissione è il 10 Gennaio 2023

Sessione EOS4.1 "Geoethics: Geoscience Implications for Professional Communities and Society"
Silvia Peppoloni, Giuseppe Di Capua

Session description
Geoscience expertise is essential for the functioning of modern societies, to address many of the most urgent global problems, to inform decision-making, and to guide education at all levels, by equipping citizens to discuss, shape and implement solutions to local, regional and global social-environmental problems. All branches of geosciences have cultural, social and ethical implications. Hence, geoscientists face ethical issues in their professional and civic activities. In the last years, geoscientists are becoming more and more aware of their ethical responsibilities to put their knowledge at the service of society and to foster public trust in geosciences. Geoethics aims to provide a common framework for orienting geoscientists' concerns about delicate issues related geoscience-society interaction and to nourish a discussion on the fundamental principles and values which underpin appropriate behaviors and practices, wherever human activities interact with the Earth system.
Conveners invite colleagues to submit abstracts that may help to address discussion on the following spectrum of topics:
  • philosophical and historical aspects of geoscience, their contemporary relevance and their role in informing methods for effective and ethical decision-making;
  • geoscience professionalism and deontology, research integrity and ensuring respectful working spaces, including issues related to harassment and discrimination, gender and disability in geosciences;
  • ethical and social questions related to the management of land, air and water including environmental change, pollution and their impacts;
  • socio-environmentally sustainable supply of georesources (including energy, minerals and water), recognising the importance of effective regulation and policy-making, social acceptance, and understanding and promoting best practice;
  • resilience of society related to natural and anthropogenic hazards, risk management and mitigation strategies;
  • ethical aspects of geoscience education and communication;
  • culture and value of geodiversity, geoconservation, geoheritage, geoparks and geotourism;
  • role of geosciences in achieving socio-economic development that respects cultures, traditions and local development paths, regardless of countries' wealth, and in promoting peace, responsible and sustainable development and intercultural exchange.
This session is co-organized by BG8/CL3/ERE1/GM13/NH9/OS5 and co-sponsored by IAPG
This session in the EGU2023 website: