Pursuing the Harmony of Ecology and Technology Since 1973.

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The Institute of Ecotechnics thinks and acts on a planetary scale. What drives our work is the realization that our current ecological crisis is the growing imbalance between the “technosphere” and “biosphere.” This was why we set our goal to develop systems where technology is designed to work in harmony with the ecology.

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 Ecotechnics integrates two complementary fields of study: the ‘ecology of technics’ and the ‘technics of ecology’. For nearly 50 years, the Institute of Ecotechnics has convened international conferences and workshops that brought together leading thinkers, scientists, explorers, artists and managers to discuss everything from Planet Earth to Our Body, Brain and Behavior. Recordings of the nearly hundreds of lectures is in process of becoming a podcast on this website. Sign up for the newsletter for updates. 

Featured Campaign

R/V Heraclitus Rebuild to continue as a research platform for oceanic and cultural studies

$100,000 is the secret to getting this ship back in the water. Please help us fund the last phase of our rebuild; sealing the ship to get it sea-ready once more!

Our Projects

For the Biosphere 2 project, I.E. developed ecosystem management approaches and organized a series of international conferences on biospherics and project workshops to develop the scientific/engineering teams for design of the closed ecological system facility.
IE also consults to a range of innovative projects including: A rainforest reforestation project in Puerto Rico, an ocean-going ecological research ship, restoration of an over-grazed cattle and horse ranch in the tropical savannah of northwest Australia, organic orchard’s and regionally-adapted architecture in the high desert country of New Mexico, and an art gallery in London’s Bloomsbury district exhibiting contemporary artists from around the world.


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Synergia Ranch

Retreat & Conference Center

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Synergia Ranch Organic

Farm & Orchards

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October Gallery

Transvangarde gallery in London

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Research Vessel Heraclitus

Built in 1975, sailed over 270,000 nautical miles

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Las Casas de la Selva

Eye on the Rainforest, Puerto Rico

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Eden In Iraq

Wastewater Garden Project

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Academia Biospherica

Biospheric Studies and Transdisciplinary Practices Around the Globe

Spaceship Earth

Learn more about the history of the Institute of Ecotechnics and Biosphere 2 by watching Matt Wolf’s 2020 documentary film – distributed by Neon.


Eden in IraqWastewater Gardens
Ecological Wastewater Treatment System in Mesopotamian Marshes of Southern Iraq receives Funding and First Phase Nears Completion

Ecological Wastewater Treatment System in Mesopotamian Marshes of Southern Iraq receives Funding and First Phase Nears Completion

Ecological Wastewater Treatment System in Mesopotamian Marshes of Southern Iraq receives Funding from the Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources and First Phase Nears Completion  The Institute of Ecotechnics and Nature Iraq, NGO, are pleased to announce that...

Donations and Sponsorships

We are currently raising money for the following projects or funds:

  • For the rebuild of the Research Vessel Heraclitus
  • For Hurricane Maria rebuild of our sustainable timber project in Puerto Rico, Las Casas de la Selva
  • Eden In Iraq: Water remediation project in the Mesopotamian marshes
  • Related ecotechnic educational publications with Synergetic Press.
  • General purpose donation to the Institute of Ecotechnics

The Institute of Ecotechnics is a registered USA non-profit 501(c)(3) Corporation Nº 74-3177755, as well as a registered charity in United Kingdom Nº 1081259.

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