Stand.earth Research Group
Research Fellow, Forest Eye
About the Organization:
Stand.earth is a global advocacy organization delivering large-scale change for our planet and its people by interrupting the systems that create environmental and climate crises. Our mission is to challenge corporations and governments to treat people and the environment with respect. Our worldwide community advocates for a climate-safe, equitable future, where environmental and climate justice policies uphold the dignity of people everywhere—at the scale our world requires. The Stand.earth Research Group supports the global community of philanthropists, advisors, and strategists with cutting-edge investigative research to create breakthroughs in climate advocacy campaigns around the world.
The Research Assistant will work with Stand.earth Research Group and the Northern Forest Campaign to support the Forest Eye program. Forest Eye is a deforestation tracking tool designed to identify old growth logging in the boreal and temperate forests of British Columbia, Canada. The role includes screening alerts coming in through Forest Eye using satellite images and GIS technology. The intern will be mentored in using imagery and maps to verify logging in pristine old growth forests. The process includes reviewing imagery, inputting data, and working with our digital campaigners to design communications around old growth forest loss. Forest Eye is an exciting new tool from Stand that creates data transparency and equity for the public on an issue that is important locally and globally.
- At least a Bachelor's degree with focus on environmental science, resource conservation and/or related studies
- Keen attention to detail
- data collection and data entry experience
- good team player
- experience using GIS
Time Commitment: 10-15 hours / week