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The Earth Under Surveillance

The Earth Under Surveillance. Climate Change, Geophysics and the Cold War Legacy

This project aims at revealing how the geosciences developed during the Cold War, looking at the network of institutions that promoted a new understanding of the Earth, and the motives in play in expanding geophysical studies.

Project date: 
Thursday, October 1, 2009 to Tuesday, September 30, 2014



Dr Simone Turchetti

I am interested in exploring the history of contemporary science and technology, especially in connection with the emergence of ‘big science’ and the development of international relations. I am pursuing an independent and interdisciplinary research programme which aims at providing a novel picture of the relations existing between the scientific community, the diplomacy and the intelligence agencies, especially during the post-WW2 period and the Cold War years.

History, Education, Climate change, Climate, Sustainability, Teaching, Geology, Physics, Tectonics