Exposure to the natural environment through hands-on involvement can have long lasting positive effects on children.
"A healthy ocean fuels sustainable businesses and a strong economy in industries such as seafood, tourism, pharmaceuticals and shipping. Several studies estimate the total economic value of the ocean to exceed $20 billion per year. Pollution, overfishing and habitat degradation diminish that value"
Follow EGS works on independent projects or in collaboration with institutions by providing support and assistance wherever and whenever they are needed. One of Follow EGS's strengths is building bridges among institutions to channel resources and expertise. When providing assistance to existing projects Follow EGS works as a network conduit to connect the pieces together needed to complete, enhance, and augment the quality of research projects. The help can range from consulting to procuring materials and equipment.
Our organization focuses its attention at the ecosystem level and believes that understanding the bigger picture it results in better marine resource management more effective policy making.
Follow EGS understands that technology is vital in modern day scientific research and only through the availability of equipment, technology, and technical expertise, can research provide meaningful data.
Follow EGS believes that research projects must have a direct and positive impact on both the environment and society. Research results must back up environmental policy and decison making. The ultimate goal should be more sustainable communities and better natural resource management practices.
An important part of Follow EGS work is to translate scientific data into applicable information that can be utilized by natural resource managers. Our organization seeks to disseminate this information to the general public by means of quality educational programming. Follow EGS will share data and will partner with environmental organizations to implement these programs. EGS recognizes that involving the public and young students through this process is crucial to create interest in scientific research, technology and conservation of natural resources.