• NOGS Professional Ethics for Geoscientists & Engineers

NOGS Professional Ethics for Geoscientists & Engineers

  • 08/28/2023
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Zea Northshore & Virtually Online


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Ethics has many definitions; it is a study of the rules of human behavior, the standards of right and wrong, that part of science and philosophy dealing with moral conduct, duty, and judgment, the voluntary actions specifically taken by an individual with sufficient knowledge of the options available. The development of these “rules” depends on the formative influences on the individual. They derive from the social structure, ethnic culture, predominant religion, educational philosophies and personal life experiences.

Professional ethics incorporates and expands on these societal rules for a well-defined group of specialized, highly trained and educated persons in a specific career field.  The ethics for professionals are particularly developed to address issues peculiar to that field. Examples are: medical, legal, police, military, science, and business, and in our case today, geoscience!

In our everyday lives we encounter many examples of ethical decisions, requiring us to establish a hierarchy or prioritization of decision making. We will investigate the conundrums of some of these situations, offer examples, and discuss the history and logic/science of ethical decision making.

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NOGS Members - In Person:  $30
Guests, Non-Members In Person:  $35

New Orleans Geological Society
3433 Highway 190, Suite #188
Mandeville, LA. 70471

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