Through Alcoa's support for the Earthwatch Institute, Alcoa employees have the opportunity to participate in Earthwatch expeditions around the world.

Expeditioners are all volunteers who nominate themselves for selection. Earthwatch and Alcoa select the expeditioners on merit, and Earthwatch pays all travel and accommodation costs. The expeditioners use their available vacation time for participation.

While helping add to the knowledge needed to build a sustainable future, this hands-on support for scientific field research offers a rich opportunity for personal development, nurtures relationships between environmental and business organizations, and helps raise awareness and appreciation of the Earth's ecosystems.

In 2008, our employees will be participating in Earthwatch expeditions that focus primarily on climate change, global water supply, and sustainability—issues of great importance to Alcoa. These expeditioners will share their unique experiences through words and photographs posted on their individual diary pages. These pages will become available as they are written throughout the year.


Diary Links

Andrew Douglas


Alcoa Location: Kwinana, Australia
Earthwatch Expedition: Sustainable Southern Belize, May 9-17
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Corey Ortiz


Alcoa Location: Davenport, Iowa, USA
Earthwatch Expedition: Sustainable Southern Belize, May 9-17
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Ronaldo Firmo


Alcoa Location: Poços de Caldas, Brazil
Earthwatch Expedition: Sustainable Southern Belize, May 31-June 8
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Chad Kavanaugh


Alcoa Location: Scarborough, Canada
Earthwatch Expedition: Sustainable Southern Belize, May 31-June 8
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Daniel Frank


Alcoa Location: Warrick Operations, Evansville, Indiana, USA
Earthwatch Expedition: Mountain Waters of the Czech Republic, May 31-June 13
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Charles Soord


Alcoa Location: Huntly Mine, Australia
Earthwatch Expedition: Mountain Waters of the Czech Republic, May 31-June 13
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Samantha Morley


Alcoa Location: Huntly Mine, Australia
Earthwatch Expedition: Hunting for Caterpillars in La Selva, July 1-11
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Dmitry Safin


Alcoa Location: Samara, Russia
Earthwatch Expedition: Hunting for Caterpillars in La Selva, July 1-11
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Pascal Rochette


Alcoa Location: Deschambault, Canada
Earthwatch Expedition: Hunting for Caterpillars in the Andes, July 18-28
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Donna Schneider


Alcoa Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Earthwatch Expedition: Hunting for Caterpillars in the Andes, July 18-28
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Alexandre Borges


Alcoa Location: São Luís, Brazil
Earthwatch Expedition: Costa Rica's Sustainable Coffee, July 28-August 11
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Vivienne Talbot


Alcoa Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Earthwatch Expedition: Costa Rica's Sustainable Coffee, July 28-August 11
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Richardo Montiel


Alcoa Location: Alcoa Fjardaál, Reyðarfjörður, Iceland
Earthwatch Expedition: Climate Change in the Rainforest, August 6-20
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César Zuleta


Alcoa Location: Alcoa Köfém, Székesfehérvár, Hungary
Earthwatch Expedition: Climate Change in the Rainforest, August 6-20
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Helen Holdsworth


Alcoa Location: Kwinana, Australia
Earthwatch Expedition: Tidal Forests of Kenya, August 20-30
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Earthwatch Institute


Learn more about this international nonprofit, which supports scientific field research worldwide.
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Current Earthwatch Diaries


Read about the experiences of Alcoa employees who are currently participating in Earthwatch expeditions.
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