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The Globalisation of Ice Sheets: a Scientific and Political History

Project description

The science and history of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets

Despite increased interest in the physical study of ice sheets, very little attention has been given to their scientific and political history. However, if our societal and governmental response to ice sheet melt is to be fully informed, a more nuanced analysis of how ice sheet knowledge has been produced and utilised in the past is urgently needed. The EU-funded ICEglobe project will address this knowledge gap by researching the intertwined processes of scientific and cultural exchange between the different sources of information on the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets. The initiative will analyse the collaborative, technological and geopolitical contexts that have shaped our knowledge to determine how the modelling of ice sheets and melt have influenced the idea of reciprocity and coexistence between humanity and nature.

Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Net EU contribution
€ 318 656,16
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
United Kingdom

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Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00