Knowing the Earth in the Digital Era
16 December 2021, 18.00-20.00 (Bucharest time)
Ramón y Cajal Researcher, University of Sevilla (Spain) and Principal Investigator of the ERC-CoG Project, Discovering the Deep Mediterranean Environment: A History of Science and Strategy (1860-2020) (DEEPMED)
Resident, Institut d’Etudes Avancées d’Aix-Marseille Université (France)
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Meeting ID: 828 2096 7469
In the popular imagination, earth and environmental scientists are adventurous explorers ready to fight the elements in the field, the mountain peak, the dark cave, or the blue ocean. This naturalist type still exists in real life. But much of the knowledge generated about the Earth in the last decades has come from remote sensors gathering and processing data that scientists then look to from their computers. What is lost and what is gained? In this conference, I will explore this question historically and philosophically with special attention to the role of digital and satellite data in ocean sciences.
This event is organized within the framework of the NetIAS lectures series (Network of European Institutes of Advanced Study) hosted by NEC.