Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2122/10628
Authors: Foresta Martin, Franco* 
Peppoloni, Silvia* 
Title: Geoethics in Science Communication: The Relationship between Media and Geoscientists
Issue Date: Sep-2017
Series/Report no.: Fast Track 7/60(2017)
DOI: 10.4401/ag-7410
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2122/10628
Keywords: geoethics
science communication
media
geoscientists
web churnalism
Subject Classification05.03. Educational, History of Science, Public Issues 
05.09. Miscellaneous 
Abstract: The themes addressed by geoethics are becoming central to all scientific debate. A growing number of scientists now consider geoethics as an effective tool to increase, in the scientific community and society as a whole, the awareness of local and global environmental problems that humanity faces. Geoethics deals with ethical, social and cultural aspects related to geosciences. Geoethics addresses fundamental issues such as the prudent and sustainable use of geo-resources, management of natural hazards, defence of geoheritage as a common value to be protected and enhanced. But above all, geoethics aims to raise, in the community of geoscientists, their awareness of responsibilities in conducting scientific and professional activity. In order to extend this awareness to the whole of civil society and also to foster the recognition of the usefulness of geosciences in daily life, geoscience communication should be recognized as a fundamental activity connected with scientific and professional work, since geoscience knowledge is a tool to contribute to the construction of social knowledge for human communities. But today what is the role played by geosciences in the scientific mass culture? Are the geosciences part of a collective “cultural heritage”? Do the publishing world and media offer adequate space to geosciences? Through the analysis of two Italian case studies, the authors highlight the critical features of the relationship between geoscientists and the media and try to suggest some actions that are useful to make the relationship between these two separate fields more functional, with the goal of bringing citizens closer to geosciences and increasing the awareness of the individual and collective responsibility towards the Earth.
Appears in Collections:Papers Published / Papers in press

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
7410-18364-1-PB_Foresta Martin-Peppoloni.pdfMain article176.94 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
Show full item record

Page view(s)

34
Last Week
0
Last month
0
checked on Oct 17, 2018

Download(s)

18
checked on Oct 17, 2018

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric