2DegreesC

Healthy Planet, Healthy People

aka 2 Degrees C   |   Bellingham, WA   |  http://www.2DegreesC.Org

Mission

Build a global community of citizen scientists who gather and share climate data that support innovative climate solutions.

Ruling year info

2020

Chairman

Dr. Karsten Shein Ph.D

Main address

825 36th St

Bellingham, WA 98229 USA

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EIN

84-2585229

NTEE code info

Physical Sciences/Earth Sciences Research and Promotion (U30)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Climate change is global, but its effects are local. However, only a few thousand weather stations, mostly in urban areas and airports, and a few thousand more ocean data buoys collect the data that form the basis of our collective climate knowledge. 2°C is a nonprofit citizen science organization building a global community of individuals who are committed to gathering data from remote places and sharing them with scientists worldwide in an effort to reduce climate uncertainty and identify practical and scientifically sound solutions. This allows scientists to understand local-scale climate change and its effects, and aids conservation managers in monitoring and responding to localized conditions, and helps planners identify and implement sustainability, mitigation, and resilience efforts. This effort demonstrates that anyone can directly address the climate crisis and that democratized environmental data collection is an essential component of the global climate observing system.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Tour De Data

Environmental data collection in association with local cycling organization.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

STEM education program to introduce children to environmental data collection and analysis.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Non-adult children

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of high-profile speakers or participants participating

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Totals By Year
Related Program

LEAF STEM

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2°C Climate Check Podcast Series Speakers

Number of participants carrying LEAF Climate Sensors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

LEAF STEM

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2°C LEAF Climate Sensor Beta-Test units deployed.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

2°C crowdsources climate data and the goals of the nonprofit are to create and engage a community of outdoor citizen scientists and to disseminate the high-quality climate data they collect. Our primary goal is to demonstrate that mobile climate observations made by citizen scientists can reduce the gaps in climate monitoring of natural areas and enhance the accuracy of the climate information used to assess and respond to climate changes.

Participants commit to carrying a 2°C LEAF Climate Sensor with them when they engage in outdoor recreational activities, which collects georeferenced observations of temperature and humidity to scientifically acceptable levels of accuracy. The vision we work toward is that within a decade, the 2DegreesC science community is millions strong and annually contributing terabytes of quality environmental data.
From each Leaf, a forest of data.

Climate observations are made at a few thousand fixed locations globally, with natural areas often hundreds of km from the nearest observing station. Critical habitats may extend just a few km and rely on a unique local climate. Our approach creates a dynamic mobile source of climate observations operating in the spaces between the fixed stations. This novel approach allows the generation of new climate observations that, when supplemented to the existing observing data , greatly enhance quantification and attribution of climate change, as well as formulating effective conservation responses. Scientists and conservation managers can use these data to improve ecological models, identify areas of concern and apply resources to adaptation or mitigation.

We have partnered with companies and organizations specifically targeted to achieve traction in the outdoor recreation arena where data is critically needed.
These include:
Tahmo.Inc (Technology Partner)
CASE (Climate Consultants)
1% for the Planet Nonprofit Partner
Mission Blue Alliance Partner
Crowd For Impact (B2B Crowdfund Platform)
We Don't Have Time (Climate Social Media Platform)

We have designed and implemented low-cost mobile sensor platforms to passively observe the climate.
Paired with a mobile phone application, these sensors seamlessly and automatically send these observations to the 2°C servers, where they are anonymized and quality controlled for errors.
The 2°C LEAF hardware is complete and the mobile phone application is in beta-testing. (12/21)
The 2°C Wavelet ocean sensor in is prototype phase 5. (12/21)

Financials

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2DegreesC

Board of directors
as of 01/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Karsten Shein

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Term: 2020 - 2021


Board co-chair

Jenny Dissen

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Term: 2020 - 2021

Karsten Shein

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Jenny Dissen

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Neil van Niekerk

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Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

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