Our Project Consultancies

Institute of Ecotechnics (I.E.) develops and applies innovative approaches to harmonizing technology and the global biosphere. The discipline of ecotechnics integrates two complementary fields of study: the ‘ecology of technics’ and the ‘technics of ecology’.

Since the beginning of the Institute’s activities in the early ’70’s, developing the discipline of ecotechnics has become ever more relevant to the intelligent management of Earth’s biosphere. Interestingly, the skills and understanding essential to creating future life systems in space are equally essential to our future on Earth. – Mark Nelson, Chairman and co-founder

The Institute of Ecotechnics convenes conferences and workshops that bring together leading thinkers, scientists, explorers, artists and managers.

I.E.’s consults to a range of innovative projects including: a rainforest reforestation project in Puerto Rico, an ocean-going ecological research ship which studies the diversity and evolution of human cultures, restoration of an overgrazed cattle and horse ranch in the tropical savannah of northwest Australia, organic orchardry and regionally-adapted architecture in the high desert semi-arid grassland/juniper-pinon country of New Mexico, a sustainable farm and conference center in Aix-en-Provence and an art gallery and center for artists from around the planet in the Bloomsbury district of London.

The Institute of Ecotechnics has developed models to work with the complex dynamics of biospherics, technics, and cultures. Consultancy activities have included scientific co-ordination of the ground-breaking Biosphere 2 project, and the set-up of wastewater systems in desert, tropics, and savannah worldwide. For the Biosphere 2 project in Arizona, I.E. developed ecosystem management approaches and organized a series of international conferences on biospherics, together with a range of project workshops that developed the project’s scientific/engineering teams.