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Science, technology and territory: an ethnography of the science-policy interface in Brazilian remote sensing

Grant number: 13/11592-6
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: November 01, 2013 - November 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology
Principal researcher:Marko Synésio Alves Monteiro
Grantee:Marko Synésio Alves Monteiro
Home Institution: Instituto de Geociências (IG). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


This Project has as its main objectives: a) investigate the relationship between science, technology and public policies regarding the monitoring of the Brazilian territory and its natural resources; and b) consolidate and improve the infrastructure available for the Interdisciplinary Study Group in Science and Technology (GEICT). Continuing a trajectory initiated in 2009, financed by a FAPESP "Jovem Pesquisador" grant, this project seeks to contribute with a better understanding of the practices of knowledge production through remote sensing in Brazil, including a variable not fully explored in the previous project: the relationships between technical knowledge and the formulation and implementation of policy. The overarching question that orients the research is: how can Science, Technology and Society - STS - research understand the complex ways through which technical-scientific knowledges are incorporated (or not) by agents connected with public policy in Brazil? The specific questions are: 1) how are knowledges produced through remote sensing research incorporated in public policy relative to the administration of the Brazilian territory and its natural resources? 2) What sorts of relationships do agents involved with policy maintain with scientists and with technical knowledge coming from remote sensing? These questions, originating from my ongoing engagement with remote sensing and the deforestation monitoring systems developed by the National Institute of Space Research - INPE - seek to clarify the complex interface between scientific knowledge, the technical infrastructures that make such knowledge possible, and the ways through which the Brazilian state and its agents formulate and implement policy relating to the territory and natural resources. (AU)

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MONTEIRO, MARKO; RAJAO, RAONI. Scientists as citizens and knowers in the detection of deforestation in the Amazon. SOCIAL STUDIES OF SCIENCE, v. 47, n. 4, p. 466-484, AUG 2017. Web of Science Citations: 7.
DI GIULIO, GABRIELA; GROVES, CHRISTOPHER; MONTEIRO, MARKO; TADDEI, RENZO. Communicating through vulnerability: knowledge politics, inclusion and responsiveness in responsible research and innovation. JOURNAL OF RESPONSIBLE INNOVATION, v. 3, n. 2, p. 92-109, 2016. Web of Science Citations: 6.
MARKO MONTEIRO. Construindo imagens e territórios: pensando a visualidade e a materialidade do sensoriamento remoto. História, Ciências, Saúde : Manguinhos, v. 22, n. 2, p. -, Jun. 2015.

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