Everyone is in favor of good moral and professional ethical behavior but few have thought about them rigorously. What constitutes common morality and professional ethics? This webinar will explore the basic concepts and definitions of and the differences between common morality and professional ethics. This includes the distinction between moral rules and moral ideals. What steps are used to determine the legitimate basis for an allowable violation of a moral or ethical rule? What is the relationship between ethical behavior and integrity? Case histories will illustrate the concepts presented and the methodology of ethical analysis.
AIPG accredited - 1 hour webinar = 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH) or .1 CEUs
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David M. Abbott, Jr., AIPG Certified Professional Geologist 4570
This short course is offered by David M. Abbott, Jr. Mr. Abbott’s first paper on professional geoscience ethics was published in 1989. Since then, he has presented many papers and talks on the subject. Beginning in November 1995, Mr. Abbott began compiling a column, “Professional Ethics & Practices,” for the AIPG’s magazine, The Professional Geologist, and the column has appeared in each issue since. Mr. Abbott serves as the Chairman of AIPG’s Ethics Committee, which is responsible for inquiring into allegations of ethical misconduct by AIPG members and, when appropriate, prosecuting cases charging violations of AIPG’s Code of Ethics. Mr. Abbott is also a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy’s Ethics Committee.
Mr. Abbott holds an AB in Earth Science from Dartmouth College and an MS in geology from the Colorado School of Mines. He spent 21 years as a geologist for the US Securities and Exchange Commission in Denver assisting natural resources entities to comply with the SEC’s disclosure requirements and investigating and assisting in the prosecution of mining and oil and gas frauds. Since 1996 he has been an independent consultant specializing in natural resource disclosure issues, resource and reserve classifications and their application to specific deposits, and professional geoscience ethics. He is a Certified Professional Geologist by AIPG, is a Chartered Geologist by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Geological Society of London, holds the European Geologist title, and is licensed as a Professional Geologist by Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.
May 11, 2017 - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) estimates that there are more than 2,500 nonmetallic mines (NMM) in the state that mine sand, gravel, limestone, dolomite and igneous rock for aggregate, fill and landscaping; dimension stone for monuments, landscaping and buildings; volcanic andesite for shingles; peat for horticulture and landscaping; industrial sand for a variety of uses; and other nonmetallic minerals.
Nonmetallic mines that discharge storm water and wastewater from active and inactive operation to waters of the state, either directly or indirectly via a storm sewer or other conveyance, must comply with one of two WPDES General Permits recently prepared by the WDNR. The Seminar will provide an overview of nonmetallic mining in Wisconsin and permitting under Individual and General Permits that includes the perspective of the WDNR and industry. Discussion will include the similarities of all NMM processes and potential impacts and the differences in General Permits. Topics covered will include new water management requirements, hydrology, the importance of understanding local site conditions, permit compliance and permit maintenance.
May 12, 2017 - Join us for the sand mine life-cycle portion of the seminar specifically designed for mining managers, operators, educators, students, regulators, geologists, engineers, equipment manufacturers, and land use planners involved in siting, permitting, operating and reclaiming sand mines in the Midwest. The latest environmental research and operation innovations will be shared at the seminar with time to talk with industry experts and vendors.
May 13, 2017 - Jay Zambito, Lisa Haas, and Bill Batten with the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS) with assistance from Badger Mining Corporation will lead the field trip Industrial Sand Resources of West-Central Wisconsin on Saturday, May 13, 2017. The trip will depart from the Holiday Inn Eau Claire at 9:00 am and return to the hotel at approximately 4:00 pm. The cost of the trip includes transportation, lunch, and water.
Jay Zambito, Lisa Haas, and Bill Batten with the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS) with assistance from Badger Mining Corporation, will lead the field trip Industrial Sand Resources of West-Central Wisconsin on Saturday, May 13, 2017. The trip will depart from the Holiday Inn Eau Claire at 9:00 am and return to the hotel at approximately 4:00 pm. The cost of the trip includes transportation, lunch, and water.
This trip is designed to showcase outcrops, mine sites, and drill core of the major rock units in the industrial sand mining region of west-central Wisconsin. These units include the Cambrian Eau Claire shale (fill), Wonewoc sandstone (industrial sand), Tunnel City shale and sandstone (fill and potentially industrial sand), St. Lawrence Formation dolostone and siltstone (aggregate and fill), Jordan sandstone (industrial sand), and the Ordovician Prairie du Chien dolostone (aggregate). The trip will proceed stratigraphically up-section, showing these rock units from oldest to youngest, and highlighting the geologic history recorded in these rocks, their geochemistry and mineralogy, and their natural resource potential.
Music City Rocks – Geology in the Past, Present, and Future
How geology has shaped our history, provides present day resources, and prepares us for tomorrow’s challenges.
September 23-26, 2017
Call for Abstracts is now open! Deadline to submit is May 1, 2017.
Nashville Airport Marriott
600 Marriott Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
Just for fun - check out this youtube video about geology in Tennessee . . .
January 21, 2017 - Orlando, Florida - Embassy Suites Orlando Airport, 5835 T.G. Lee Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32822
June 24, 2017 - Thornton, Colorado - AIPG Headquarters Offices, 12000 Washington Street, Suite 285, Thornton, Colorado 80241
September 23, 2017 - Nashville, Tennessee, Marriott Hotel, 600 Marriott Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37214
Members are welcome to attend.