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

Writing About Wildlife

The term Wildlife refers to non-domesticated animal species that live in a natural environment. They are a very important part of the ecosystem and can be found in all environments, from deserts to rain forests. Human activities like habitat destruction, pollution and hunting have a huge impact on the world’s wildlife and can result in...

The Importance of the Ocean

The Ocean is a large body of salt water that covers 71% of Earth’s surface. Its a home and food source to countless species of fish, plants, mammals and birds. It is also responsible for driving global weather patterns, absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and regulating climate on our blue planet. The ocean is...

Climate Change and Health

The climate of Earth has changed over centuries and millennia, but in recent decades, the Earth’s temperature has risen more quickly than at any time in recorded history. Scientists know that climate change is caused by human activities, mostly due to the burning of fossil fuels – oil, coal and gas – which releases heat-trapping...

The Importance of the Ocean

The ocean is the largest body of water on Earth. It covers more than 70% of the planet and provides a home to many species of marine plants, fish, and animals. The ocean also plays an important role in regulating climate, creating weather, and providing people with food. It absorbs 90% of the sun’s energy...

How to Get Involved in Wildlife Protection

Wildlife refers to all wild plant and animal species that live in the natural environment. It includes all animals that are undomesticated, or wild, and includes a vast array of organisms in deserts, forests, mountain ranges, plains, oceans and other habitats. It also encompasses the entire spectrum of biodiversity, including genetic diversity among individuals and...

What Is Climate Change and How Is It Affecting Us?

Climate Change refers to the long-term average changes in Earth’s overall temperature and other climate-related variables. These changes are caused by human activities, including fossil fuel burning, that increase heat-trapping greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere and raise Earth’s surface temperature. In addition to our direct actions, climate change is also influenced by natural processes...

What Is the Ocean?

Ocean is a vast body of salt water that covers more than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface. It is one of the main components of Earth’s hydrosphere, along with rivers, lakes, and wetlands. Oceans help regulate the climate of our planet by absorbing and storing heat from the sun, distributing it around the globe,...

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