IGES Proud to Support GeoBuiz 2015 Leaders’ Summit

May 20, 2015

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The Institute of Global Environmental Strategies is proud to be a supporter of the inaugural Geospatial Media and Communications’ GeoBuiz 2015 Conference, a leaders’ summit scheduled on 10-11 August at Hotel Marriott Bethesda North and Conference Centre, Maryland. IGES president, Nancy Colleton, will be featured as a speaker. The conference will capture thoughts of leaders […]

Schwerin Receives Sally Ride Excellence in Education Award

March 24, 2015

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The American Astronautical Society (AAS) honored IGES Vice President for Education, Theresa Schwerin, with its first-ever Sally Ride Excellence in Education Award. During the March 11th awards luncheon at the Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium, Schwerin was recognized for “…unparalleled contributions and dedication in creating innovative programs to deliver space education and advance the use […]

2014 Student Art Contest Winners Announced

December 5, 2014

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See all winners here Arlington, VA The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies is pleased to announce the winners of its 2014 student art contest. This year’s contest theme, “Wild for Wilderness,” celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. This year’s contest inspired hundreds of entries from across the nation, each piece a personal interpretation […]

Sanctuary: Exploring the World’s Protected Areas from Space

November 12, 2014

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Download Sanctuary PDF Here (22MB) UPDATE 12/15/2014 The successful release of Sanctuary at the World Parks Congress elevated awareness of the important role satellite remote sensing plays in global conservation. The engaging imagery and accessible prose of Sanctuary captivated thousands of readers.  Three hundred physical copies of the book were put into the hands of VIPs at the Congress. […]

IGES Supports Another Successful NASA Earth Science Week

October 21, 2014

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October 18th marked the completion of another successful NASA Earth Science Week. Working closely with NASA scientists and educators, IGES was instrumental in that achievement. From managing the website that served as the focal point of activity during the week, to coordinating and promoting the blog posts and live events throughout the week, IGES worked […]

Earth Observation Priorities 2014 Report Published

July 29, 2014

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This report, Earth Observation Priorities 2014, seeks to further identify key priorities and recommend actionable steps that decision makers can pursue immediately. Developed by member representatives of the Alliance for Earth Observations, this report provides a unique non-federal perspective on key priorities and programs for consideration by the administration, Congress, and private sector leaders. Members […]

Thacher Contest Winners Use Space Data and Imagery for Projects

June 19, 2014

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As clean freshwater resources across the nation and globe become more scarce, new techniques will be required to assess water quality.   Space technology stands to play a greater role in this endeavor.  Paul J. Hagery High School’s Zachary Weishampel’s examined this idea and now is the grand prize winner of the 2014 Thacher Environmental Research […]

Congrats to NASA’s Compton “Jim” Tucker!

May 5, 2014

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IGES sends sincere congratulations to long-time colleague, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Compton “Jim” Tucker, who recent received the Vega Medal from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. This honor celebrates Dr. Tucker’s work in remote sensing.  Awarded by the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Culture every three years, the metal is presented to an […]

Wine, Weather, and Climate Highlight Need for Observations

April 15, 2014

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A unique education program was held on Capitol Hill the evening of March 25 —one that highlighted the link between Federal investment in Earth science and observations and the cha ching of the U.S. economy. As part of the Grains to Grapes program hosted by the Alliance for Earth Observations and Wine America, participants learned […]

Nancy Colleton Co-Authors WAZA Article

April 9, 2014

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In “Conservation, Numbers, and People,” IGES President Nancy Colleton and, colleague, Louisa Diggs explore the human dimension of biodiversity conservation.    Published in the March 2014 edition of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums News, the article stresses the importance of strategic communication and behavioral change approaches to combat biodiversity decline.  Colleton is the deputy […]