Founded in 2007 by James Balog, the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) is an innovative, long-term photography program that integrates art and science to give a “visual voice” to the planet’s changing ecosystems. EIS imagery preserves a visual legacy, providing a unique baseline—useful in years, decades and even centuries to come—for revealing how climate change and other human activity impacts the planet. EIS is a program of the Earth Vision Institute.
Multimedia Presentations and Exhibitions
EIS Founder and President James Balog has given multimedia presentations to hundreds of audiences large and small, including high-profile presentations at the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change; two U.S. Congressional briefings; the 2009 COP-15 United Nations Climate Change Congress in Copenhagen; the National Security Agency; the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver; the California Academy of Sciences; as well as corporate presentations for Apple, The North Face, Samsung, and Qualcomm. Click here to watch James Balog’s talk at TEDGlobal 2009.
GETTING THE PICTURE: Our Changing Climate
Esteemed scientists, educators, explorers and photographers from around the world have joined together to create an interactive multimedia resource. Getting the Picture: Our Changing Climate includes chapter-by-chapter lessons that combine art, science and adventure.
Critically acclaimed photographer James Balog and the Earth Vision Institute team bring you the latest in climate science, featuring unique archives of media, film, photography and first-hand accounts of our changing climate. Students and educators of all ages can explore alongside our Extreme Ice Survey team to gain a fresh perspective on one of our greatest global challenges: our changing climate.
Compelling animations, time-lapse and science videos, photographs, field expedition stories and special clips from the Academy Award® nominated and Emmy® award-winning documentary film Chasing Ice are just a few of the highlights!