The 2005 Alcoa expeditioners share their unique experiences.


Diary Links

Andrew Paton


Andrew Paton from Alcoa's Wagerup, Australia, location travels to the Czech Republic to help with headwater rehabilitation efforts. May 28-June 11
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Frank van Mossel


Also helping hydrologists with the mountain waters of Bohemia is Frank van Mossel from Drunen, The Netherlands. May 28-June 11
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Karl Eliason


Karl Eliason from Crawfordsville, Indiana (USA), will assist scientists as they study the migration of the tiny storm petrel. June 1-10
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Terry McDonnell


A second Alcoa employee helping document Europe's smallest bird as it migrates over Portugal is Terry McDonnell from Wagerup, Australia. June 1-10
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Kenny Wang


Kenny Wang from Shanghai, China, had to withdraw from the Storm Petrels over Portugal expedition due to work commitments.
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Dietmar Bago


Traveling to the state of Washington (USA) from Nadab, Romania, to gather data on orca is Dietmar Bago. June 5-15
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Melanie Norman


Helping evaluate the Puget Sound ecosystem by studying its orca population is Melanie Norman from Booragoon, Australia. June 5-15
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Melinda Bolt


Australian Melinda Bolt from Alcoa's Pinjarra refinery heads to the Bahamas to study the dolphins and whales of Abaco Island. June 21-July 1
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Vance Fergason


Also traveling to the Bahamas to help identify and count the marine mammals of Abaco Island is Vance Fergason of Texarkana, Texas (USA). June 21-July 1
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Elise Jeffery


Elise Jeffery of Anglesea, Australia, will help assess the size and density of carnivore populations in Madagascar. June 23-July 5
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Nikki Tanzer


Journeying from Hampton, Virginia (USA), to Madagascar to study threatened carnivores is Nikki Tanzer. June 23-July 5
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Jair Furnas


Helping answer the questions about early human arrival and life in Europe is Jair Furnas from Ferndale, Washington (USA). July 29-August 11
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Luiz Augusto Simao


Luiz Augusto Simao of Poços de Caldas, Brazil, joins two other Alcoa employees to uncover and study remnants of early human activity in Spain. July 29-August 11
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Terrence Trasatti


Assisting scientists searching for evidence of early humans in the sediments of Spain's Guadix-Baza basin is Terrence Trasatti of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA). July 29-August 11
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Jose Rios


An employee at Alcoa's La Coruna, Spain, location, Jose Rios heads to the Pantanal to help with conservation efforts. November 15-26
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Birthe Reese


Also collecting data on the Pantanal's ecosystem is Birthe Reese from Frickenhausen, Germany. November 15-26
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Earthwatch Institute


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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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