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 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.
“I met some of the most amazing people I have ever known and have memories and a new understanding of myself and the Earth.” – Earthwatch volunteer.
Our very reason for being, and how we make sure we achieve it.
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.
EY professionals gain hands on experience with both science and the business of sustainability through the EY-Earthwatch Ambassadors Program.
Alcoa is a world leader in aluminum production, and also engages its employees, improves the environment, and educates future leaders through the Alcoa Foundation.
HSBC is a global financial services company that created its Climate Partnership program to reduce the impact of climate change and accelerate adoption of low-carbon policies.
Mitsubishi develops and operates global businesses across many industries while promoting environmental and social projects in Europe and Africa with Earthwatch.
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.
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.