PRODIGEES project: between a laboratory and a business school in Brazil

Photo: Labor

Negotiation processes in the laboratory at UERJ (Credits: Mirja Schoderer).

Ramona Haegele, Researcher at IDOS and PhD Candidate at the University of Bonn is currently a guest researcher at Escola Brasileira de Administração Pública da Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) and at Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during January and February 2023.

Her research is funded by the PRODIGEES project (Promoting Research on Digitalisation in Emerging Powers and Europe towards Sustainable Development) and the CSCOPE project funded by BMBF. The EU-funded PRODIGEES project promotes international collaborations and global knowledge sharing on digitalization and sustainability. The CSCOPE project aims to assess the cognitive, technological, social and political processes that play a role in producing scientific marine knowledge in Brazil and Germany.

Ramona’s research explores human-techno forces in marine carbon observation systems along the Brazilian coast and the role of digitalization. During her stay, she conducts interviews with scientists at UERJ and FGV, participates in the laboratory work at UERJ to understand human-techno interactions as well as exchanging with FGV colleagues on the science-policy interfaces and inequalities in the Brazilian science system.

Photo: Research Team of IDOS’ Postgraduate Programme and FGV colleagues (FGV).

Research Team of IDOS’ Postgraduate Programme and FGV colleagues (Credits: FGV).

Digitalization plays a crucial role in marine carbon observations. Without digital tools, such as two-way communication of autonomous marine carbon observation systems, satellite data as well as digital sharing and accessibility of data, global marine carbon observations and their translation into climate change scenarios would not be possible. Thus, human-techno interactions and forces along these digital observation lines constitute another research unit, which needs an in-depth investigation. Digital technologies and transnational knowledge cooperation enable marine carbon observations as well as climate change predictions and thus need further exploration.

Besides, she also met and exchanged with the Research Team of this year’s Postgraduate Programme of IDOS lead by Sven Grimm and Wulf Reiners. Their project investigates the understanding of digitalization for sustainability in the Brazilian civil service.

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