Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Earthwatch research intern Avinoam Baruch, 23, is to begin a fully funded PhD this month on citizen scientists and flood risk, at Loughborough University, UK. We spoke with him about how his work on FreshWater Watch inspired his interest in citizen science, and has helped inform his studies.
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
EMC uses big data to better understand climate change as part of White House Climate Data Initiative program
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Hopkinton, MA, December 9, 2014 – EMC Corporation, Pivotal, and the Earthwatch Institute, in association with the Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, today announced Big Data vs. Climate Change: EMC & Citizen Scientists Team Up. This new program, announced in conjunction with the White House Climate Data Initiative, will enable the study of interactions between nature and climate and promote the engagement of citizen scientists using big data lakes, analytic tools and visualizations.
Friday, December 05, 2014
The Scottish Beaver Trial, which saw 11 wild Eurasian beavers reintroduced to Scotland’s Knapdale forest in Argyll, has published its final report.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
The Great Barrier Reef, a world-heritage area, shared its beauty with over 400 citizen scientists for two days in October this year, as part of Reef Blitz. In one of Australia’s most bio diverse rich regions, the community gathered to identify and collect data on the unique plants and animals living in and around the Reef.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
In early November, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its fifth and most in-depth report on climate change. The results were grim, as climate change reports these days tend to be. The atmosphere and oceans have warmed, the amount of snow and ice has diminished, sea levels have risen, and the concentration of carbon dioxide has increased. Our influence on the climate system is real and growing every day.
Monday, November 17, 2014
New ideas for a UK-based citizen science project are being sought by Earthwatch.
We are looking to develop and support a new flagship project that meaningfully involves members of the public in data collection. The project must contribute new knowledge to scientific priorities and inform plans or policies to improve management and stewardship of biodiversity, ecosystems or land/seascapes.
The project will engage and inspire the public, increase awareness, and foster pro-conservation behaviour and environmental stewardship. We are looking to collaborate with project leaders who have a strong interest in science communication and public engagement to facilitate interactions and outcomes beyond academia.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
In December, Earthwatch’s new Lead Scientist Dr. Cristina Eisenberg will join Climate Change and Caterpillars in Costa Rica. Led by University of Nevada’s Dr. Lee Dyer, the aim of the project is to study the complex relationships between caterpillars, the plants they eat, the parasitoids that eat them, and the climate changes that will reshape the rainforest.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Earthwatch joins thousands of environmental leaders at the sixth prestigious World Parks Congress November 12th -19th. Happening once every 10 years, this year will set the agenda on Protected Areas Management for the next decade.