GOAL project will comprise four workshops:

Workshop 1

– Theoretical aspects of geoethics and geoethics in georisks (leading partner from Italy)

It took place in Italy from the 30th July until 3rd August 2018.
This workshop’s objectives were threefold: (i) discussing definitions used in geoethics, its general contents, the theoretical aspects and exploring its historical background; (ii) presenting a geoethical perspective in georisks management and in the mitigation of geohazards; (iii) presentation and discussion of educational resources for higher education related to georisks management and the mitigation of geohazards, based on Italian case-studies.

Workshop 2

– Geoethics’ Syllabus and Geoethics in Georesources and Geoparks (leading partnerfrom Portugal)

It took place in Portugal from the 14th until 18th January 2019.
This workshop thematic dealt with the elaboration of the Geoethics syllabus and georesources management. It was held in Portugal with strict collaboration with Israel. This workshop’s objectives were: (i) to establish the syllabus structure and its conceptual knowledge; (ii) to present and discuss Portuguese cases in relation to georesources management.

Workshop 3

– Geoethics in Environment (leading partner from Austria)

It took place in Austria from the 8th until 12th in July 2019.
This workshop’s objectives were: (i) discussing of concrete environment and water protection problems of human life by trying to find social and economic solutions in a geoethical perspective and (ii) preparing the E-book and align its contents. The syllabus will continue to be discussed and updated with the input from all partners.

Workshop 4

-Geoethics in education: from theory to practice (leading partner from Israel)

The objectives were: (i) to find out what are the positions of Geoscience educators regarding the teaching of Geoethics in their institutes; (ii) to demonstrate how to teach the different aspects of Geoethics (risks, resources, parks/preservation, water/environment) using a variety of learning resources in different learning environments. Presentations of invited geoscientists and discussions with partners were held in the Weizmann Institute of Science. Partners visited “Solar Guerilla” exhibition in the TLV museum (Tel Aviv) and had 3 field trips days to: Makhtesh Hatira “The rock cycle of Makhtesh Hatira”, Makhtesh Ramon “A window to the geological history of southern Israel”, Dead Sea area “Interaction between georisks and geo-resources along the Dead Sea”, Ein Gedi Natural Reserve “Ein Gedi’s mineral water plant – Is it a geoethical case?” and Jerusalem as an integration of hydrological Geoethics with geopolitics and geotourism.