We bring individuals from all walks of life together with world-class scientists to work for the good of the planet.
The Earthwatch community continues to grow rapidly, with participation from members of the general public we call "citizen scientists," to corporate employees, to educators and students.
All bring their knowledge, passion, and experience to support our work, improve scientific understanding, and inspire change at across all touch-points in their lives.
To engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.
Our vision is a world in which we live within our means and in balance with nature.
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We’ve come a long way since 1971.
From ocean to mountain, our research impacts the planet.
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Here’s a sampling of a few ways Earthwatch has made a difference with help from our participants, educators, scientists, and corporate organizations.
Earthwatch and Starbucks have partnered to support scientific research and employee engagement. Together, they’ve promoted sustainable farming practices in one of the world’s premier coffee-growing regions.
Starbucks is helping research relationships between sustainable farming practices and quality coffee, while collecting data on soil acidity and plant productivity.
Syngenta is one of the world’s leading agribusiness companies and is actively exploring ways farmers can integrate wildlife conservation into productive agricultural landscapes.
Timbmet, a market-leading timber distributor, has a commitment to sustainability and has participated in a number of stakeholder events around sustainable forestry.
UPS is the world’s largest package delivery company, and works hard to engage its employees to overcome the key environmental challenge of carbon reduction.
Waitrose is a major supermarket whose Seven Point Plan for Pollinators addresses the decline of bees and butterflies in the supply chain.