IGES and the Great American Eclipse

September 1, 2017


On August 21, 2017, millions of people across North America shared the once-in-a lifetime experience of a total solar eclipse. The IGES team was busy supporting eclipse activities across the country, as well as taking time to marvel at this phenomenon. Here are some of our stories from the field. Thousands of citizen scientists across […]

NASA Citizen Science App Tackles Mosquito-Borne Disease

June 29, 2017


In many parts of the world, mosquitoes are more than just a summertime nuisance. They spread diseases that kill nearly 2.7 million people a year. Now citizen scientists can use a NASA app to help those working to understand and reduce mosquito-borne diseases. NASA has introduced the Mosquito Habitat Mapper as part of its GLOBE […]

USAID-Supported Workshops Underway

June 28, 2017


          With USAID support, the Institute of Global Environmental Strategies, in partnership with the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), and The GLOBE Program, is conducting a series of USAID-backed workshops to increase public awareness and community action to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases in Brazil and Peru. This innovative project […]

PRESS RELEASE: Global Mosquito Alert

May 16, 2017


Pioneering UN Backed, Citizen Led Alliance against Mosquito Borne Diseases Joins Global Fight to Save 2.7 Million Lives Every Year Initiative Empowers National Networks, Stakeholders and Governments to Generate and Access Real-time Data and Tools through UN Electronic Platform ‘Environment Live”   Geneva, 8 May, 2017 – A new alliance of citizen-science organizations and UN […]

IGES President’s Film Wins Award

March 14, 2017


      As part of her work for the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication, IGES President Nancy Colleton worked as executive producer on the short film “#NatureForAll.” Her work was distinguished by the IndieFEST Film Awards with an “Award of Excellence Special Mention.” As noted on at http://theindiefest.com/ The IndieFEST is a top-tier international awards […]

IGES GLOBE Partnership

January 6, 2017


  The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program  is an international science and education program that provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment.   GLOBE fits in […]

Citizen Science at Center of New Initiative to Combat Zika

December 8, 2016


          Arlington, VA—As part of USAID’s Combating Zika and Future Threats Grand Challenge, the Arlington, Virginia-based Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) was selected as of one of 26 potential “game-changing” solutions to mitigate the spread and impact of the Zika virus.   The IGES solution will demonstrate the use of […]

Chemistry Matters, A Briefing on Ocean Acidity

October 4, 2016


On behalf of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL), IGES President, Nancy Colleton, provided opening remarks at “Chemistry Matters” a Congressional briefing on ocean acidity held on Capitol Hill on September 22nd.   Sponsored by Representatives Sam Farr (CA-20) and Suzanne Bonamici (OR-1), the COL briefing focused on ocean acidity impacts on oyster larvae and […]

Climate and Security Advisory Group Releases Briefing Book for a New Administration

September 26, 2016


The CSAG is a voluntary, non-partisan group of 43 U.S.-based military, national security, homeland security, intelligence and foreign policy experts from a broad range of institutions. The CSAG is chaired by the Center for Climate and Security in partnership with the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. On September 14, 2016, the group […]

IGES President Published in Aquatic Conservation

September 26, 2016


  IGES President Nancy Colleton is the lead author on a new paper  in the latest issue of Aquatic Conservation. The paper explores two new games that will serve to educate students on the marine environment and inspire the next generation of stewards. The importance of this style of educational game cannot be underestimated. As […]