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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 it is too late.
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.