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ORGANIZATION: International Environmental Data Rescue Org.

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In our organization IEDRO, 80% of our 23 volunteers are over 65 with 40% over 75. Although our backgrounds are varied from students and teachers/professors to doctors, meteorologists, writers, editors, IT folks, we all have one passionate drive - to save lives by saving (and digitizing) historic weather data throughout the world.

Although we've been active for almost two decades, rescuing and digitizing millions of old weather observations, we have failed in one important way - we have not persuaded younger folks to continue the fight. We are a quiet group who can save more people's lives worldwide than a cure of cancer or heart disease every year. BUT we just haven't found the ability to add young people to our efforts.

We have been recognized as a major player by the World Meteorological Organization, the World Bank, the UN Food and Agricultural Organization, USAID, NOAA, UNDP and others, many of which have provided funding. However, now we desperately need passionate, dedicated individuals to work with us and eventually carry on this critical work after we are gone.

If you desire to be engaged in an effort that will honestly save lives, especially in developing countries, PLEASE consider joining us. We are a virtual organization and you can volunteer by working from home.
Some of our members volunteer to visit the developing countries we help. Expenses paid for by IEDRO.
Thanks for considering our need,
Rick

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About International Environmental Data Rescue Org.

Location:

20 Ocean Street, Jonesport, ME 04649, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to find, rescue, and digitize all historical environmental data and to make those data available to the world. We 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 a non-profit 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 weather records, IEDRO continued the scientifically critical work as a separate non-profit endeavor using private funds mainly from charitable foundations and individuals helping us gather data to give researchers a better understanding of climate change and global warming, to help prevent starvation, improve flood and mud slide forecasts, to forecast the spread of diseases such as malaria, dengue fever and yellow fever.

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

We support scientific research and operations in meteorology, hydrology, climatology with additional 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

Crisis Support
Environment
International
Crisis Support, Environment, International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 24
  • Ideally at least 8 hours/week
  • Enough passion to dig into what we do and why and brainstorm with us to improve our operations and effectiveness and to help us attract other passionate young folks to eventually take over from us old fahts. ;>)

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