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Standards of Geoscience Ethics

Standards of Geoscience Ethics


The American Geophysical Union is the largest organization of Earth and space scientists in the world, with more than 65,000 members. AGU has articulated a minimal set of standards that geoscientists are required to meet in order to be members of AGU or participants in AGU activities. The AGU ethics portal ( is a rich source of information about geoscience ethics.

Members of the Baylor Geosciences Department, as part of the international geoscience community, are expected to abide by the AGU Scientific Integrity and Professional Ethics Policy to the extent that it does not conflict with Baylor University's nondiscrimination policies and statements (e.g., and

GeoEthics Resources

Organizations with a special focus on geoscience ethics

Geoscience ethics codes

Other important applied-ethics documents

Other GeoEthics resources

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