#EGU16 Day 1 – Ethics, planets and fractals.

My Patchwork Planet

We’re here!! Day one of #EGU16 has been and gone and wow was it a cracker! I got to attend lots of interesting sessions today, starting off with the ‚Geoethics: theoretical and practical aspects from research integrity to relationships between geosciences and society‚  session in the morning, which featured some really interesting talks on the place of ethics in geoscience. Its a conversation that I feel is really important – as an interdisciplinary researcher coming from a geoscience background, I had never really considered ethics before I started the psychology side of my studies, but you would perhaps be surprised at how necessary it is to mainstream geoscience. One of the speakers Stefano Tinti discussed the difficulty of providing short term hazard assessments, as unlike long term assessments, they were harder to prove ’scientifically‘. Instead he proposed a cyclical interaction between geohazard assessors and the users.

„Science assessment…

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