SEPM Guidelines for Ethical Professional Conduct

This general Guideline of ethical conduct is based on the American Geoscience Institute Multi-Society Ethics Guidelines.


SEPM also has a detailed Code of Conduct which addresses all forms of harassment which are not acceptable behavior at any SEPM activity, including online or face to face events.  This Code is located at of Conduct. All SEPM Members and attendees at SEPM activities must adhere to this Code of Conduct.

AGI Guidelines for Ethical Professional Conduct

Geoscientists play a critical role in ethical decision-making about stewardship of Earth, the use of its resources, and the interactions between humankind and the planet on which we live. The public must trust and have confidence in the work of individual geoscientists and the geosciences as a profession. The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) expects those in the profession to adhere to the highest ethical standards in all professional activities. Geoscientists should engage responsibly in the conduct and reporting of their work, acknowledging the uncertainties and limits of current understanding inherent in studies of natural systems. Geoscientists should respect the work of colleagues and those who use and rely upon the products of their work.

In day-to-day activities geoscientists should:

As a member of a professional and scientific community, geoscientists should: