Research areas across four vital areas

Climate Change

Climate change poses one of the most significant challenges to the planet. Earthwatch supports research that improves the understanding of how climate change affects different environments and finds ways to help communities reduce their impacts and adapt to changes.


Archeology & Culture

This research highlights the genetic, ecological, cultural, and linguistic variation discovered in the native biological and cultural communities. These research programs unearth the past in a way that safeguards the future.


Wildlife & Ecosystems

Habitats and animals all over the world are threatened. This research aims to create conservation plans and help protect our planet and its inhabitants in today's ever-evolving landscape.


Ocean Health

This research seeks to protect marine biodiversity with a focus on those parts of the ocean most quickly impacted by society, such as the highly threatened coastal habitats, including mangroves and coral reefs.


Latest Articles

What is Climate Change?

Climate Change is a term used to describe global changes in weather and temperature caused by human activities. While Earth’s climate has always changed, the rate of global warming is currently accelerating. Climate Change is already causing the melting of snow and ice, rising sea levels, shifting rainfall patterns, changing animal and plant geographic ranges,...

What Is the Ocean?

Ocean is a huge body of salt water that covers about 71 percent of Earth’s surface. It is home to many animals and plants, including mammals, fish, mollusks, algae, and more. It is also a source of energy, oxygen, and food for all living things. It influences the Earth’s climate by transferring heat from the...

The Importance of Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife is an important part of the ecosystem. It includes all non-domesticated animals, plants and microorganisms that live in a natural habitat undisturbed by humans. Wildlife is a valuable resource that helps to maintain healthy ecosystems, as well as providing boons to humans such as food, scientific research opportunities and esthetics. However, due to irrational...

Health Effects of Climate Change

Climate Change refers to changes in Earth’s weather patterns and average temperatures, caused by too many heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere. These gases come from human activities such as burning fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas), deforestation, and agriculture. The planet is warming mainly because these gases trap heat and prevent it from escaping...

Life in the Ocean

Ocean covers 71 percent of the Earth’s surface and teems with life. From microscopic algae to whales and octopuses, the ocean’s five life zones are filled with organisms that have evolved for their specific marine ecosystems. The ocean’s depths also contain dramatic physical features including mountains, canyons and cliffs. The ocean has been a source...

Wildlife – What Is It and How Can You Help?

Wildlife is the natural living creatures, birds, plants and microscopic organisms that inhabit the ecosystem. It is a part of the environment, and is vital for nature’s balance and for human well-being. Wildlife also provides emotional and social benefits, as it helps people connect with the world around them and establishes a sense of belonging....

How the Ocean Affects Us

The ocean, a huge body of salt water covering 70% of the Earth’s surface, is a vital part of our planet. It affects us by storing solar radiation, distributing heat and moisture around the globe, and driving weather systems. It also provides habitats for a variety of marine life, from the microscopic phytoplankton to the...

The Importance of Wildlife

Wildlife is any animal, fish, bird, plant or other organism that lives naturally in a wild environment. The term is generally used to mean living in the wild without human interference, but can also refer to an organism that has been deliberately introduced into a new habitat. Animals are the most common species considered to...

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