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Authors: Peppoloni, S. 
Title: Geoethics: A framework for the management of the geosphere and geo-risks
Issue Date: 14-Oct-2015
Publisher: INGEMMET
Keywords: Geoethics
ethical dilemma
Subject Classification05. General::05.03. Educational, History of Science, Public Issues::05.03.99. General or miscellaneous 
05. General::05.08. Risk::05.08.99. General or miscellaneous 
05. General::05.09. Miscellaneous::05.09.99. General or miscellaneous 
Abstract: In a world where natural disasters are increasing and there is an urgent demand for an ethics of prevention, management and communication, a framework of ethical principles and standards for orienting geoscientists in conducting their professional activity becomes fundamental. The defense against geo-risks involves many actors with different roles. Good relationships between them is necessary to assure efficiency while facing potential natural disasters. Defining a (geo)ethical framework of values means to create a solid base on which a proper management of georisks can operate. By defining roles and responsibilities, Geoethics is a valuable reference to work in this direction and to improve the resilience of human community to disasters.
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