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.


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Protecting Our Oceans

Oceans cover over 70 percent of the planet’s surface, and account for 97% of its water supply. The oceans are a vital lifeline to billions of people, as they regulate rainfall and droughts, absorb CO2 and hold water supplies. They also support important ecosystems and provide a rich source of food and marine resources. There...

Conservation Tips For the 21st Century

Wildlife is the natural world, including animals, plants and their habitats. Wild animals can be found in all ecosystems, including deserts, grasslands, forests and urban areas. Species and ecosystems of wildlife are at risk from habitat destruction, degradation, overexploitation, poaching, pollution and climate change. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) estimates that 42,100...

What is Climate Change?

Climate change refers to a variety of changes in weather and ocean patterns that have been observed since the start of the industrial age. These changes are a result of a global increase in the concentrations of greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide (CO2), in the atmosphere. The warming trend is causing many effects that affect...

The Importance of the Ocean

The Ocean is Earth’s largest reservoir of fresh water and a vital part of the planet’s ecosystem. A healthy ocean regulates climate and reduces impacts of global warming. It also provides billions of people with food, including fish and other seafood. The world’s oceans cover about 71% of the surface of our planet. They contain...

The Effects of Climate Change

The climate system is a complex system, influenced by solar energy and other natural processes, but it’s also affected by changes humans make to the planet. The main change human activities have caused is the addition of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. Greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide absorb heat from the...

The Ocean and Its Limits

The Ocean is one of the most important parts of the Earth. It is the largest body of water on our planet and has a large impact on weather, climate, food supply, and many other aspects of life. It is also one of the most mysterious parts of our world. It has been estimated that...

How Wildlife Is Managed and Conserved

Wildlife is the study and conservation of animals, plants and other organisms that live in the natural world. It also includes the management of those animals and their habitats. Wild animals are a vital part of nature and have played an important role in human history. They provide food, clothing, shelter and other goods. They...

How Does Climate Change Affect Us?

Climate Change is a complex issue that affects all aspects of Earth’s life, from the weather to our food, water, energy, transportation, agriculture, ecosystems and human health. It is caused by a combination of emissions from fossil fuels and other industrial activities, changes in the oceans and land surfaces, and other factors that are in...

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