We believe that decisions regarding the environment and communities should be based on objective science, and that by connecting people with hands-on science opportunities we can empower a worldwide movement of environmental leaders.
For more than 40 years, Earthwatch has provided vital long-term human and financial support to objective, peer-reviewed scientific research all over the world. The research that we support informs sound decision-making about the management of the world’s natural resources. Earthwatch is a world leader in empowering ordinary people to collect valid and valuable scientific data, while providing those individuals with unique experiences and access to leading scientists.
We aim to demystify science and make accessible to everyone a global suite of projects that support cost-effective, crucial scientific research and seek solutions to environmental challenges worldwide.
Our unique approach provides people from all walks of life the opportunity to work alongside leading scientists locally and globally.
Citizen science allows scientists to observe more land, water, and species, to connect with the public in the vision behind the research, and to tap into an alternative means of funding. The data collected are used to build our understanding of how we are impacting our planet and to inform sound decision-making about the management of the world’s natural resources.
Citizen science enables volunteers to make a direct contribution to scientific research, discover an unfamiliar place, and learn about a specific environmental challenge. These opportunities provide inspirational, immersive experiences that challenge individuals and transform mindsets.
Ultimately, citizen science allows for more research to be accomplished globally and connects people in a worldwide environmental movement.