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Free workshop on #geoscience librarianship set for October 21



“Geoscience Librarianship 101” – a full-day introduction to earth science information resources and their organization – will be presented by the Geoscience Information Society (GSIS) on Saturday, October 21 in Seattle, Washington.  Registration is free and open to all information professionals as well as students in library and information studies.


Acceptability of geothermal installations A geoethical concept for GeoLaB

Meller C., Schillb E., Bremer J., Kolditz O., Bleicher A., Benighaus C., Chavot P., Gross M., Pellizzone A., Renn O., Schilling F., Kohl T. (2017). Acceptability of geothermal installations: A geoethical concept for GeoLaB.  The growing demand for energy, natural resources and urban expansion during the last two centuries increased human interference with the geosphere far beyond geothermal usage. The increasing number of large-scale projects intervening the area of life of communities raised public concerns related to their environmental and social impact. Integra...

Training Course on Ocean Governance Sciences Geoethics

IAPG is partner of a traning course on "Ocean Governance, Sciences, Geoethics" organized by the International Ocean Institute (IOI) - Training Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean. This course will be held in Valparaiso (Chile) from 8 January to 2 February 2018, and hosted by the Universidad de Playa Ancha - UPLA, at the Centro De Estudios Avanzados of UPLA. IAPG-Brazil (coordinator: Prof. Eduardo Marone) is in charge to preprare the module on geoethics in the training course. ...

A quest Citizen Science in Geosciences

Sven Hedin, sculpture by Carl Milles, photo taken at Millesgarden; At the EGU General Assembly (Vienna) in April 2017 my contribution "Citizen-science, Geoethics and Human Niche" concluded that geosciences should strengthen their citizen science activities. . Therefore, I seek information about citizen science projects / activities in geosciences; beyond geography. The application case for geoethics 'appropriate behaviours and practices, wherever human activities interact with the Earth system' is about niche buildin...


IAPG-Peru organizes MINERLIMA 2017, 3rd edition of the International Exhibition of Minerals (Feria Internacional de Minerales). Organizers: Humberto Chirif, Catterine Quiroz, Mirtha Villegas, Sonia Bermudez, Carlos Carnero, Carmen Galindo (IAPG-Peru). ...

IAPG sessions on Geoethics at the RFG 2018 Conference

IAPG is technical partner of the Resources Future Generations - RFG 2018 Conference, and organizes or supports 5 sessions on different issues of geoethics  Geoethics and Environmental and Social Responsibility: Doing the Right Thing to Develop Resources for Future Generations Meeting the resource needs of future generations is a great challenge facing global society in which geoscientists and engineers have a vital role to play. The conveners invite submission of abstracts on practical and theoretical aspects of geoethics, and environmental and social responsibility...

IAPG has become member organisation of the ICPHS

IAPG has become member organisation of the ICPHS - International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences Martin Bohle, IAPG Corresponding Citizen Scientist, represented IAPG in the ICPHS General Assembly (held at the  The ICPHS is a non-governmental organisation within UNESCO, which federates hundreds of different learned societies in the field of philosophy, human sciences and related subjects. The ICPHS ( coordinates the international works and researches carried out by a huge constellation of centres and networks of scholars. It favours t...

Critical Issues Monthly Roundup: August 2017

A satellite image of the Earth. Image Credit: NASA

Welcome to September! Here’s what’s new from the Critical Issues Program:

  • We are pleased to announce the publication of the final report for our 2016 Critical Issues Forum, “Addressing Changes in Regional Groundwater Resources: Lessons from the High Plains Aquifer.” This forum brought together a wide range of scientists, economists, water managers, policy experts, students, water industry professionals, and representatives from federal, state, and local agencies and organizations, to share perspectives on groundwater management, monitoring, and use in the High Plains and further afield. You can download a free copy of this report here. Videos of the presentations are available here.
  • On August 2nd we held our most recent webinar, “Building the Modern World: Geoscience that Underlies our Economic Prosperity.” This webinar, based on a June 12th Congressional briefing, focused on the fundamental geoscientific underpinnings of our nation’s infrastructure, from building materials and construction projects to hazard mitigation and coastal planning. If you missed the live webinar you can find a video recording, copies of the presenters’ slides, and additional resources by clicking here.
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#21: SEG President Bill Abriel in Conversation

Andrew Geary speaks with Bill Abriel, SEG president, on Hurricane Harvey and how the SEG community can help now and with future natural hazards. Full show notes at Statement on Hurricane Harvey (29 August 2017) Our hearts are in Houston today, and SEG is actively evaluating how the Society can be of assistance in the coming days, weeks, and months to our friends and colleagues affected by Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent tropical storm.

Webcast on Earth Science Week Contests Now Available

Earth Science Week Theme for 2017 is Earth and Human Activity

A new webcast from the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) outlines four contests that are being conducted as part of Earth Science Week, the annual worldwide celebration of the geosciences.