2014 Student Art Contest Winners Announced

December 5, 2014


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 Read More →

Sanctuary: Exploring the World’s Protected Areas from Space

November 12, 2014


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. Read More →

IGES Supports Another Successful NASA Earth Science Week

October 21, 2014


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 Read More →

Earth Observation Priorities 2014 Report Published

July 29, 2014


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 Read More →

Thacher Contest Winners Use Space Data and Imagery for Projects

June 19, 2014


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 Read More →

Congrats to NASA’s Compton “Jim” Tucker!

May 5, 2014


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 Read More →

Wine, Weather, and Climate Highlight Need for Observations

April 15, 2014


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 Read More →

Nancy Colleton Co-Authors WAZA Article

April 9, 2014


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 Read More →

Capture Change with the 2014 IGES Earth Day Photo & Essay Contest

March 27, 2014


Our Earth is a dynamic planet, constantly changing and shifting – one day we experience sunny skies and pleasant temperatures, while the next it can be cold and snowing! Not only does Earth’s weather change, but the very land changes through sudden seismic activity, like earthquakes and tsunamis, or slow changes from erosion, taking place Read More →

Winners of Student Research Contest to be Featured in Apogeo Spatial

March 5, 2014


The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) has partnered with Apogeo Spatial to feature a new prize as part of the 2014 Thacher Environmental Research Contest for U.S. high school students. In addition to receiving a $2,000 award, the winning entry will be featured in the Summer 2014 Apogeo Spatial, a major publication promoting the Read More →