GeoEthics

Standards of Ethics in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at UNL

With more than 65,000 members, the American Geophysical Union is the largest organization of geoscientists in the world. AGU has articulated a minimal set of standards that geoscientists are required to meet in order to be members of AGU or participate in AGU activities. The AGU ethics portal (ethics.agu.org) is a rich source of information about ethics pertinent to the Earth and atmospheric sciences.

As part of the international geoscience community, members of the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at UNL endorse the AGU Scientific Integrity and Professional Ethics Policy. The policy is available online at ethics.agu.org/files/2013/03/Scientific-Integrity-and-Professional-Ethics.pdf

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences ascribes to the guidelines set out by AGU to the extent that they do not conflict with University’s nondiscrimination policies and statements found here:

https://www.unl.edu/equity/NonDiscrimination.htm

https://studentconduct.unl.edu/student-code-conduct

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GeoEthics Resources

Ethics codes from professional societies

  • Links to ethics codes of other major organizations in the Earth and atmospheric sciences: www.geoethics.org/codes

Other applied-ethics documents