Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 8:00 PM
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Caltech Committee on Institue Programs
Founding Chairman of Earthwatch Institute, Brian A. Rosborough has been a pioneer in the environmental field. During his 25-year tenure as CEO, Rosborough supported innovative research in the rainforest canopy. Since its founding in 1971, Earthwatch has supported over 3000 scientific expeditions in 120 countries to investigate and monitor environmental change. More than 80,000 volunteers have contributed about $60 million and over 10 million hours time and talent to essential fieldwork. Among them have been 10,000 teachers and students sponsored on scholarship. Today, Earthwatch Institute continues to be a major sponsor of scientific inquiry, currently supporting 130 projects annually to document changing world conditions. These explorations search for solutions to sustainability, delving into problems such as global warming, habitat destruction, loss of biodiversity, and public health issues such as access to clean water, and the preservation of our cultural and biological heritage.