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Earthwatch Ppt

  1. 1. Earthwatch Institute Finding Solutions for a Sustainable Future
  2. 2. Earthwatch Institute Overview <ul><li>Earthwatch Institute is the world’s </li></ul><ul><li>largest environmental volunteer non- </li></ul><ul><li>profit organization. </li></ul><ul><li>Earthwatch Institute’s four current </li></ul><ul><li>priority research areas include: </li></ul><ul><li>▪ Climate Change </li></ul><ul><li>▪ Oceans </li></ul><ul><li>▪ Sustainable Resource Management </li></ul><ul><li>▪ Sustainable Cultures </li></ul>Iceland, Icelandic Glaciers, Dr. Andy Russell, University of Newcastle
  3. 3. Earthwatch Institute Mission <ul><li>Earthwatch Institute’s mission: </li></ul><ul><li>▪ engage people worldwide in </li></ul><ul><li>scientific field research and </li></ul><ul><li>education </li></ul><ul><li>▪ promote understanding </li></ul><ul><li>and action necessary for a </li></ul><ul><li>sustainable environment </li></ul>Seychelles, Coral and Coastal Ecology of the Seychelles, Dr. David Barnes, St. Catherine’s College
  4. 4. Earthwatch Institute History <ul><li>Since 1971, Earthwatch has: </li></ul><ul><li>▪ Offered expeditions in more than </li></ul><ul><li>120 countries and 35 US states </li></ul><ul><li>▪ Provided more than $67 million to </li></ul><ul><li>field scientists through volunteer </li></ul><ul><li>contributions </li></ul><ul><li>▪ Engaged more than 90,000 </li></ul><ul><li>volunteers in 11 million hours </li></ul><ul><li>of service through field research </li></ul>Kenya, Lions of Tsavo, Dr. Bruce Patterson, Field Museum of Natural History
  5. 5. A Sustainable Future Reaching 4.5 Million People over 5 Years ▪ Climate Change ▪ Oceans ▪ Sustainable Resource Management ▪ Sustainable Cultures ▪ Global Conventions ▪ Regional Sustainability ▪ Multiplier Capacity Building ▪ Educators ▪ Students ▪ Corporate Employees ▪ Partner Organizations ▪ Government and Policy Makers Bahamas, Dolphins and Whales of Abaco Island, Diane Claridge & Charlotte Dunn, Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization
  6. 6. Global Climate Change <ul><li>As part of its mission to combat global climate change , Earthwatch purchases carbon offsets for all carbon emissions generated by volunteers’ travel to and from the field research locations. </li></ul>New Orleans, Hunting for Caterpillars, Dr. Lee Dyer, Tulane University
  7. 7. Climate Change Expeditions <ul><li>More than 20 Climate Change </li></ul><ul><li>projects, including: </li></ul><ul><li>Icelandic Glaciers </li></ul><ul><li>Bahamian Reef Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Climate Change, Canopies, and Wildlife </li></ul><ul><li>Climate Change in the Rainforest </li></ul><ul><li>Climate Change at the Arctic’s Edge </li></ul>Canada, Climate Change at the Arctic’s Edge, Dr. Peter Kershaw, University of Alberta
  8. 8. Oceans Expeditions <ul><li>More than 30 Ocean and Coastal </li></ul><ul><li>projects, including: </li></ul><ul><li>Whales of British Columbia </li></ul><ul><li>Coastal Ecology of the Bahamas </li></ul><ul><li>Costa Rican Sea Turtles </li></ul><ul><li>Sharks and Rays of Monterey Bay </li></ul><ul><li>South African Penguins </li></ul>Bahamas, Dolphins and Whales of Abaco Island, Diane Claridge & Charlotte Dunn, Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization
  9. 9. Sustainable Resource Management Expeditions <ul><li>More than 50 Sustainable Resource </li></ul><ul><li>Management projects, including: </li></ul><ul><li>Amazon Riverboat Exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Carnivores of Madagascar </li></ul><ul><li>Crocodiles of the Zambezi </li></ul><ul><li>Meerkats of the Kalahari </li></ul><ul><li>Saving Sweetwater’s Rhinos </li></ul>Michigan, Moose and Wolves, Dr. Rolf Peterson, Michigan Technological University
  10. 10. Sustainable Cultures Expeditions <ul><li>More than 20 Sustainable Cultures </li></ul><ul><li>projects, including: </li></ul><ul><li>Medicinal Plants </li></ul><ul><li>Easter Island Cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Southern Belize </li></ul><ul><li>Armenia’s Architectural Heritage </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional Knowledge of African Villages </li></ul>South Africa, Traditional Knowledge of African Villages, Dr. Clapperton Mavhunga, Harvard University, and Dr. Simon Kang’a, New York University
  11. 11. My Earthwatch Expedition <ul><li>Expedition : Whales of British Columbia </li></ul><ul><li>Location: Southern Central Coast of </li></ul><ul><li>British Columbia </li></ul><ul><li>Project Staff: Dr. William M. Megill, </li></ul><ul><li>Jackie Maud, Jennifer Wladichuk, Ben </li></ul><ul><li>Williamson, Robert Templeton </li></ul><ul><li>Team 1: Ruby Bordoloi, Alexandra Alcoff, </li></ul><ul><li>Jennie Drent, Helen, Moorman, Colleen </li></ul><ul><li>Raymond, Barrett Taft, Cynthia Tomlin </li></ul>Canada, Whales of British Columbia, Dr. William Megill, University of Bath and Coastal Ecosystems Research Foundation
  12. 12. My Earthwatch Expedition <ul><li>Whales of British Columbia </li></ul><ul><li>expedition focus includes: </li></ul><ul><li>▪ Studies of grey and humpback whales </li></ul><ul><li>▪ Effects of grey whale predation </li></ul><ul><li>▪ Physiology of whale swimming </li></ul><ul><li>▪ Coastal biodiversity mapping </li></ul>Canada, Whales of British Columbia, Dr. William Megill, University of Bath and Coastal Ecosystems Research Foundation
  13. 13. My Earthwatch Expedition <ul><li>Whales of British Columbia </li></ul><ul><li>volunteer responsibilities include: </li></ul><ul><li>▪ Assist with analysis to describe </li></ul><ul><li>whales' use of available habitat </li></ul><ul><li>▪ Assist with analysis to describe </li></ul><ul><li>distribution of mysids in habitat </li></ul><ul><li>▪ Enter data into project GIS database </li></ul>Canada, Whales of British Columbia, Dr. William Megill, University of Bath and Coastal Ecosystems Research Foundation
  14. 14. My Earthwatch Expedition <ul><li>Research area includes: </li></ul><ul><li>▪ Camp of eight cabins and laboratory </li></ul><ul><li>▪ Project based at Xusela wilderness </li></ul><ul><li>research camp operated by the Coastal </li></ul><ul><li>Ecosystems Research Foundation (CERF) </li></ul><ul><li>▪ Research area extending 75miles along </li></ul><ul><li>southern Central Coast of BC </li></ul>Canada, Whales of British Columbia, Dr. William Megill, University of Bath and Coastal Ecosystems Research Foundation
  15. 15. Earthwatch Preparing for Your Earthwatch Expedition <ul><li>Climate change could create 50 million </li></ul><ul><li>refugees in the next decade. </li></ul><ul><li>Species are going extinct at rates 100 </li></ul><ul><li>times faster than those shown in the </li></ul><ul><li>fossil record. </li></ul><ul><li>- UN IPCC Report and </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Outlook Report-4, 200 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Visit www.earthwatch.org today. </li></ul>Mongolia, Wildlife of the Mongolian Steppe, Dr. Rich Reading, Denver Zoological Foundation

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