Politics of visibility in the Amazon

Organisator Knowledge Technology and Innovation

di 9 april 2019 12:30 tot 13:30

Locatie Leeuwenborch, building number 201
Hollandseweg 1
6706 KN Wageningen
Zaal/kamer C78

Remote sensing, deforestation science and interfaces with policy

These infrastructures, which rely heavily on remote sensing technology, compose a network of scientific projects which have helped to bring the Amazon to the centre of debates around land-use, climate change and the role of expertise in policy in Brazil. Through the example of controversies around deforestation, I want to reflect on how the always re-emerging and disputed problem of the Amazon helps us think through science-policy interfaces as well as current Brazilian politics.