Earthwatch is an international environmental organisation whose mission is to engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.
Earthwatch makes research grants of over £3 million in support of around 130 projects each year. Earthwatch recruits volunteers from the general public and partner organisations to share the costs of a research project, and to join it as research assistants. In the past 30 years, Earthwatch field assistants have contributed 10 million man-hours to research internationally.
Earthwatch has four Research Areas (RAs): ecosystem services, climate change, oceans and cultural heritage.
Earthwatch welcomes proposals for long-term support. Around 18 per cent of our projects have been supported for over 10 years.