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International Environmental Data Rescue Org.

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

We have constructed the world’s first historic weather strip chart digitizing program.

We need your help to spend a couple of hours each week to act as our Information Technology expert.
You will need to have recent IT experience either as a programmer or a designer and be familiar with all aspects of social media.

We, at IEDRO headquarters in Deale, MD know meteorology and hydrology and international programs but we need someone who can talk IT. We need someone who can help us extend our reach into social media as well as help us update our website (IEDRO.ORG) which hasn't been touched for several years. We have a German volunteer who is designing a donation web page for us but have no idea how to enter it into our website.

You can work from home and put in whatever time you can.


As a background on what we do...

We have been sending teams throughout the world locating old weather observations on paper, some dating back to the early 1800s. These teams help the local weather services photograph these records before they disappear forever and send them to us over a Google Cloud.

We then place these images on a new website called WeatherWizards.ORG...and our volunteers digitize them.

Our volunteers bring up the website on their computer, register, take a short on-line training session, and begin "to save the world".

Please understand, we are not being facetious. These old weather records, when photographed and digitized are made available to scientists throughout the world who use these records to help prevent drownings from mud slides and flash floods, better understand severe weather like hurricanes and tornados, provide farmers throughout the world with the true frequency of drought so their families won’t starve, provide researchers like those at the National Institutes of Health and the Center for Disease Control with data they can use to plot the speed and extent of airborne diseases like Malaria, Yellow Fever, Dengue Fever, the Zita virus, COVID-19 and of course, climate change etc.

We have been around for 16 years. Unfortunately 80% of our 24 volunteers are over 65 and 50% are over 70. We are intelligent and have significant education and experience in meteorology and hydrology but lack good foundations in Information Technology.

Quite frankly, we need younger energetic folks to help us get into the 21st century...before we expire.

We, and the rest of the world, really need your help. Thank you!

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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.

Environment
Health & Medicine
International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

901 Main StreetDeale, MD 20751

SKILLS

  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Website Programming
  • Web Design
  • IT Management
  • Audio-Visual
  • Social Media / Blogging

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours per week or longer if you have time
  • A real desire to become a genuine partner with IEDRO participating with all of us old fahts in doing something that honestly helps ALL humanity.

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