Since 1973, Institute of Ecotechnics (I.E.) develops and applies innovative approaches to harmonizing technology and the global biosphere. Ecotechnics integrates two complementary fields of study: the ‘ecology of technics’ and the ‘technics of ecology’. The Institute of Ecotechnics convenes international conferences and workshops that bring together leading thinkers, scientists, explorers, artists and managers.
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.
The Institute of Ecotechnics develops models to work with complex dynamics of biospherics, technics, and cultures. Consultancy activities have included scientific co-ordination of the ground-breaking Biosphere 2 project, and the setting-up of wastewater recycling systems in desert, tropics, and savannah worldwide.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world” – Margaret Mead
As Buckminster Fuller noted, ‘Spaceship Earth’ did not come with an instruction manual. – In order to truly understand the complex and dynamic nature of evolving life on this planet, as well as the role of human creativity within that matrix, we must explore the unknown, wild frontiers of knowledge, and we must do so with rigorous intellect.