Earth Vision Institute brings the work of James Balog and his team to the world, creating and distributing innovative programming at the intersection of Art+Science.

Extreme Ice Survey

Founded in 2007 by James Balog, the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) is an innovative, long-term photography program that integrates art and science to give a “visual voice” to the planet’s changing ecosystems. We believe that the creative integration of art and science can shape public perception and inspire action more effectively than either art or science can do alone. Over eight years we have positioned 43 cameras on 24 glaciers, and the time-lapse images we retrieve annually continue to demonstrate dramatic and alarming changes due to a warming climate.

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Getting the Picture: Our Changing Climate

To foster a deeper understanding of our changing climate, we developed a free, interactive climate science education resource for museum kiosks, self-guided learners, and science teachers of middle and high school students. Getting the Picture: Our Changing Climate integrates stories, images and videos from the Extreme Ice Survey and the film Chasing Ice, and offers chapter-by-chapter lessons that combine art, science and adventure.

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Our mission is to integrate art and science to reveal environmental change and inspire a more balanced relationship with nature. We tell our story through photography exhibits, TED talks, multimedia presentations, time-lapse photography, and short films. Our intention is to inspire our audiences to share our work with their communities. Learn more about our work and how you can help us tell our story to the world.

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