Ethics and Law in Geoscience Research

Ethics and Law in Geoscience Research

Extraction in the geosciences has long been viewed as necessary for acquiring essential research data, however, more recently geoscientists are becoming increasingly more conscious of their social role and responsibilities in conducting their research.

This course will introduce students to the ethics and legal considerations necessary for conducting equitable, equitable, and sustainable geoscience research. Together, we will explore case studies of unethical and/or illegal activities linked to the geosciences and hear from several international experts on the topics of parachute science, social justice, scientometrics, data sovereignty, and decolonisation.

Lead instructor

Emma Dunne


Weekly seminar




Key qualification


Written report

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