EarthLab envisions a world where nature and people thrive. Part research engine and part community catalyst, EarthLab engages public, private, nonprofit and academic sectors in a shared and ongoing conversation that converts knowledge to action. Together, we identify the places where life on our planet is at greatest risk and co-create solutions that make a real impact on people’s lives and livelihoods.

Backed by the proven science and broad expertise at the University of Washington and working alongside our civic partners, we look inward to question, then reach outward to apply. We are expert, nimble and tirelessly driven by our shared vision for tomorrow, which we collectively act on to make real today.

EarthLab member organizations

  • Climate Impacts Group builds regional resilience to adapt to a changing climate through scientific discovery that catalyzes action.
  • Washington Ocean Acidification Center advances science, strategies and policies to protect marine ecosystems and the people connected to them.
  • Nature and Health is working to accelerate our understanding of the health benefits of spending time in natural spaces and how to apply that knowledge across five key groups: veterans, children, the elderly, healthcare providers and underserved populations.
  • Future Rivers is an interdisciplinary National Science Foundation supported graduate training program focused on freshwater ecosystems and their sustainability.
  • Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center combines academic expertise with federal resources to advance climate science development to benefit society.
  • Doris Duke Conservation Scholars creates future leaders by exploring connections between conservation, biodiversity, community and environmental justice.