EWI projects and programmes, create space for participation, rekindle an exploratory spirit in science, and bring it together for the good of the planet. Our aim is to maintain high standard of research in all our projects, broadly guided by current national science priorities, and our basic philosophy of supporting strong science through citizen participation.
Our hands-on citizen science projects add to the store of scientific knowledge and bridge the gap between science and society. Our projects are focused on a wide spectrum of subject ranging from ecosystem services, from freshwater conservation, climate change, to biodiversity conservation and cultural heritage. Our science strategy articulates priorities for our future endeavor to further science efforts to better understand the environment around us and contribute to national development by involving citizens from all walks of life.
2016 Requests for Proposals
Collaborative Ecological Research
Glaciology and Polar Ecology Program
Global Conservation Priorities in a Changing World
Paleobiology, Archaeology, and Geology Research
Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry
*Note that these RFPs are for projects to begin in 2018
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Deputy Director of the Corbett division of The Corbett Foundation (TCF)
Assistant Director of Research, Central Caribbean Marine Institute
Professor, Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology.
Researcher and Ecology Lecturer, CREAF (Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications)
Chief Scientist at Earthwatch Institute and Faculty at Oregon State University
Senior Lecturer, Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Stellenbosch University.
Research Archaeologist at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center.
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