Geoethics training in the Earth and environmental sciences

Ethical dilemmas are regularly encountered by Earth and environmental scientists. Explicit training is required to allow the community to recognize such dilemmas, and to prevent and mitigate ethical issues as they arise.

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Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Criteria for Accrediting Applied and Natural Science Programs, 2019–2020: https://www.abet.org/accreditation/accreditation-criteria/criteria-for-accrediting-applied-and-natural-science-programs-2019-2020/

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Mogk, D.W., Bruckner, M.Z. Geoethics training in the Earth and environmental sciences. Nat Rev Earth Environ 1, 81–83 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s43017-020-0024-3

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