Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 7

Education, Professional Ethics and Public Recognition of Engineering Geology

  • Giorgio Lollino
  • Massimo Arattano
  • Marco Giardino
  • Ricardo Oliveira
  • Silvia Peppoloni

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Engineering Geological Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Steve Parry, Fred J. Baynes, Martin G. Culshaw, Mark Eggers, Jeffrey R. Keaton, Kori Lentfer et al.
      Pages 17-19
    3. Clark Fenton, Fergus Cheng, Andrew Davie, Andria Loppas, Scott Loudon, Rebekah Marsh et al.
      Pages 21-26
  3. Geoethics and Natural Hazards: Communication, Education and the Science-Policy-Practice Interface

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Mohammad Omer Faruk Khan
      Pages 33-38
    3. Appiotti Federica, Eleonora Gioia, Gabriella Speranza, Maurizio Ferretti, Fausto Marincioni
      Pages 49-53
    4. Giuseppe Di Capua, Silvia Peppoloni
      Pages 59-62
    5. Massimo Crescimbene, Federica La Longa, Romano Camassi, Nicola Alessandro Pino, Laura Peruzza
      Pages 69-75
    6. G. Musacchio, A.E. Bernhardsdóttir, M.A. Ferreira, S. Falsaperla, UPStrat-MAFA Outreach Working Group
      Pages 77-80
    7. Luisa Macedo, Sandra Villacorta, Shianny Vasquez, Jersy Mariño, Giuseppe Di Capua
      Pages 81-83

About these proceedings


This book is one out of 8 IAEG XII Congress volumes, and deals with education and the professional ethics, which scientists, regulators, and practitioners of engineering geology inevitably have to face through the purposes, methods, limitations, and findings of their works. This volume presents contributions on the professional responsibilities of engineering geologists; the interaction of engineering geologists with other professionals; recognition of the engineering geological profession and its particular contribution to society, culture, and economy; and implications for the education of engineering geologists at tertiary level and in further education schemes. Issues treated in this volume are: the position of engineering geology within the geo-engineering profession; professional ethics and communication; resource use and re-use; managing risk in a litigious world; engineering and geological responsibility; and engineering geology at tertiary level. The Engineering Geology for Society and Territory volumes of the IAEG XII Congress held in Torino from September 15-19, 2014, analyze the dynamic role of engineering geology in our changing world and build on the four main themes of the congress: Environment, processes, issues, and approaches. The congress topics and subject areas of the 8 IAEG XII Congress volumes are:
  1. Climate Change and Engineering Geology
  2. Landslide Processes
  3. River Basins, Reservoir Sedimentation and Water Resources
  4. Marine and Coastal Processes
  5. Urban Geology, Sustainable Planning and Landscape Exploitation
  6. Applied Geology for Major Engineering Projects
  7. Education, Professional Ethics and Public Recognition of Engineering Geology
  8. Preservation of Cultural Heritage


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Editors and affiliations

  • Giorgio Lollino
    • 1
  • Massimo Arattano
    • 2
  • Marco Giardino
    • 3
  • Ricardo Oliveira
    • 4
  • Silvia Peppoloni
    • 5
  1. 1.Inst. for Geo-hydrological ProtectionNational Research Council (CNR)TurinItaly
  2. 2.Inst. for Geo-hydrological ProtectionNational Research Council (CNR)TurinItaly
  3. 3.Department of Earth SciencesTurin UniversityTurinItaly
  4. 4.COBALisbonPortugal
  5. 5.National Institute of Geophysics and VolcanologyRomaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-09302-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-09303-1
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