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AGI and Member Society Position Statements

The American Geosciences Institute and several of its member societies have adopted position statements on issues important to the geoscience community and relevant to public policy. This page provides links to those statements that are available on the Web. A separate page contains testimony delivered by AGI before Congress and federal agencies. We welcome input on any additional member society statements not on this list that are on the Web or could be made available.

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Codes of Ethics (2/20/14)

  • AAPG:
    Members must uphold a responsibilty to the public, employers, clients, other members and the association based on objective geologic science and professionalism.
  • AAG (11/09):
    AAG members should adhere to professionalism in all relations, while at the utmost strive to encourage the well being of all as a result of their endeavours.
  • AEG:
    AEG's values include upholding sound principles of scientific inquiry, facilitating education, and building public appreciation for how environmental/engineering geology can contribute to public safety and the protection of property.
  • AIH:
    Members should hold in the highest regard public trust and reputation of profession.
  • AIPG (revised 10/03):
    Members should pursue integrity as a way of life. Communications with the publics should be accurate, and obligations to clients or employers that conflict with professional ethics should have such objectionable conditions corrected or resign.
  • AGU (1/13):
    Members have key responsibilities, including maintining scientific integrity by bolstering the advancement of science, adhering to AGU policy's on peer review and professional ethics.
  • ASBOG (1/12):
    ASBOG aims to provide guidance to its members on issues of professsional ethics. 
  • GSA:
    GSA aims to further understanding of geosciences through honest forum, ensure accesibility of accurate information, and encourage effective education in all geosciences disciplines.
  • SEG:
    SEG members should cooperate in the exchange of information so as to advance the geophysical profession, while contributing to the integrity of science, enterprise and the public. 
  • SIPES (1/13):
    SIPES members shall abide by ethical guidelines when informing the public, maintaining a client/employer relationship, and in exchange with other earth scientists. 
  • SME:
    SME members must maintain firstly the responsibility for the welfare, health and safety of community. They shall also maintain integrity in their profession.
  • SVP:
    SVP members must strive to advance the science of vertebrate paleontology, serve the common interests of all those associated with vertebrate paleontology as it relates to earth science, support discovery and preservation of specimens and knowledge, and to foster education and appreciation of the public within the realm of paleontological science. 

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Please send any comments or requests for information to the AGI Geosciences Policy at govt@agiweb.org.

Assembled by AGI/AAPG 2006 Spring Intern Jenny Fisher, AGI/AAPG 2005 Spring Intern Katie Ackerly, AGI/AIPG 2006 Summer Intern Carrie Donnelly, AGI/AAPG 2006 Fall Intern Rachel Bleshman, AGI/AAPG 2007 Fall Intern Liz Landau, AGI/AIPG 2010 Summer Intern Elizabeth Huss, AGI/AAPG 2013 Spring Intern Kimberley Corwin, AGI/AIGP 2013 Intern Clinton Koch, AGI/AAPG 2014 Spring Intern Scott Miller, and AGI Government Affairs staff.

Last updated February 20, 2014

   

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