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ORGANIZATION: International Environmental Data Rescue Org.

Critical Data Disappearing
These old weather observations will be gone forever within the next few years if they are not rescued and digitized

Needed - a volunteer to help us edit the texts that are being loaded on our new website.

The text drafts must be as simple and concise as possible without losing the meaning.

The texts deal with meteorology, climate change, hydrology related to rescuing and digitizing historic weather observations.

The texts are directed to non-scientists who visit our website.

The volunteer would also be able to make suggestions as to what changes should be made to the text contents to make them more understandable to the general public.

To see a little about our mission, look at the World Meteorological Organization’s website focused on Data Rescue... The International Data Rescue (I-DARE) Portal | I-DARE (idare-portal.org)



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About International Environmental Data Rescue Org.

Location:

901 Main Street, Deale, MD 20751, US

Mission Statement

Vision: Our ultimate goal is to find, rescue, and digitize all historical environmental data and to make those data available to the world. Mission: The mission of IEDRO is to assist the scientific and educational communities of mainly developing countries locate, rescue and digitize all environmental data currently at risk on perishable media and to make those digitized data freely and openly available to the world scientific and educational communities before those data are gone forever..

Description

The International Environmental Data Rescue Organization, IEDRO, is an organization that assists the scientific and educational communities of mainly developing countries to locate, rescue and digitize all their environmental data currently at risk on perishable media and to make those digitized data freely and openly available to the world scientific and educational communities before those data are lost forever.

After the US Government ceased its support to rescue and digitize these critical historic weatrher records, IEDRO has decided to continue the scientifically critical work as a separate non-profit endeavor using private funds mainly from charitable foundations and individuals interested in assisting in gathering data to allow researchers to better understand climate change and global warming, help prevent starvation, improve flood and mud slide forecasts, forecast the spread of diseases such as malaria, dengue fever and yellow fever.

Our activities revolve around the discovery, rescue and digitization of foreign environmental data, at this point mainly meteorological (weather) observations, now residing on paper, microfilm and microfiche and magnetic tapes.

These activities entirely support scientific research and operations in the fields of meteorology, hydrology, climatology with direct and indirect support to the fields of agriculture, disease control, rural development, transportation, construction, disaster preparedness and especially climate change and global warming throughout the world.

CAUSE AREAS

Computers & Technology
Environment
International
Computers & Technology, Environment, International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Reading / Writing
  • Microsoft Office Suite

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Whatever time you can spare, preferably a couple of hours per week.
  • Ability of discuss the work through phone calls, IMs and emails.

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