About us

Collectively enhancing our planetary resilience

We believe we can transcend our differences
and achieve the future we want when we realize that...

Earth
comes first.

We are a California-based nonprofit creating and deploying open source digital systems and solutions for a thriving planet.

Our approach to systems innovation for Earth

OpenEarth harnesses three core approaches
to enhance planetary resilience.

01

Emerging digital technologies

Blockchains combined with AI and IoT can empower a system of automated response to planetary threats. We're here to make sure that happens in an open and decentralized way.Β 

02

Collaboration and Open Platforms

Human collaboration is at the heart of what we do: by working together we’ll develop and scale interoperable tech solutions through open source platforms.

03

Systems Approach

By using Systems Thinking to understand the complexity behind intricate problems, we can identify leverage points to catalyze the exponential changes needed to avoid a planet-wide environmental catastrophe.

The Foundation

OpenEarth acts as the umbrella institution holding both the legal foundation and the lab, which drives our systems research and deployment programs.

Lab

Software

Endowment

Network

Our History

We've been incubating a disruptive open innovation model in top institutions since 2018.

Our Team

Driven by purpose

We are a global remote team of scientists, technologists and creatives working together towards the same goal: a thriving planet. We are proud of our diversity, it's what makes us grow and succeed.

Martin Wainstein

Executive Director

Martin Wainstein

Executive Director
Founder, designing systems architecture | Blending systems and design thinking to innovate our relationship with planet 🌎 and its resilience | PhD in Energy Business Systems Change | Born in πŸ‡¦πŸ‡· , Lives in California πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
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Melissa Hauser

Executive Coordinator

Melissa Hauser

Executive Coordinator
Social impact advocate & change-maker πŸ™ŒπŸ» | Improving systems and cultivating better team culture πŸ”— | California bred and based πŸ₯‘
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Louisa Durkin

Climate Data Community Manager

Louisa Durkin

Climate Data Community Manager
Developing practical, data based solutions for climate accountability | Agrifood & biodiversity background | πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί --> πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
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Joaquin Van Peborgh

Director of Product

Joaquin Van Peborgh

Director of Product
Planet-centric product mindset 🌎 | Building open source infrastructure to fight Climate Change | Based in πŸ‡¦πŸ‡·
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Sean Young

Director of Operations

Sean Young

Director of Operations
Mission driven organizational management and social change | Team building, leadership and finance | Nonprofit ninja based in Oregon and fueled by bubble tea πŸ§‹πŸ₯·πŸ§‹
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Sarah Barrington

Innovation Fellow (Data)

Sarah Barrington

Innovation Fellow (Data)
Data Scientist πŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬ | Combining blockchain-enabled solutions to solve environmental challenges | Ex-Formula 1 Data guru | Made in πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
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Axel Constant

Innovation Fellow (AI)

Axel Constant

Innovation Fellow (AI)
Modeling ecosystems the way ecosystems model us 🌎 | the good thing about being part of the problem is that it also means that you are part of the solution πŸ’‘
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Marco Schletz

Innovation Fellow (Climate Tech)

Marco Schletz

Innovation Fellow (Climate Tech)
Nerding with innovative technologies to create new economic and governance systems for driving climate action 🌐 Postdoc @Data-Driven Envirolab | Born in πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ
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Ando Shah

Innovation Fellow (Climate Tech)

Ando Shah

Innovation Fellow (Climate Tech)
How do we fundamentally repair our relationship with the planet? | ML/Storytelling ✏️ | I bring coffee and questions β˜• | PhD @ UC Berkeley | Inventor of aquatic virtual reality
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Yann Robiou du Pont

Climate Data & Policy Scientist

Yann Robiou du Pont

Climate Data & Policy Scientist
Building the OpenClimate platform | PhD in Climate Justice 🌎 | Scientific advisor to governments, diplomats and NGOs | From πŸ‡«πŸ‡·
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Greta Gawianski

Product Owner

Greta Gawianski

Product Owner
Innovation Manager at @ IOHK (Cardano) | Blockchain Exec Program Director @ University of San Andrés | Digital Nomad 🌎
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Manuela Lopez MaΓ±an

Marketing Manager

Manuela Lopez MaΓ±an

Marketing Manager
Nature & tech enthusiast 🌡| Creative Scientist πŸ–ŒοΈ | Fuelled by Yerba Mate πŸ§‰
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Gaurab Pant

Full Stack Engineer

Gaurab Pant

Full Stack Engineer
In a world of hustle, be kind πŸ’š | Looking to create harmony between nature 🌱 and technology πŸ–₯️ | Lover of momo (dumplings) | Nepali-American based in Boston πŸ‡³πŸ‡΅
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Sol Sierra

Product Designer

Sol Sierra

Product Designer
Product Designer | Creating and communicating the change we need through intuitive design | Born and bred in πŸ‡¦πŸ‡·
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Carlos Graffi

Product Design Lead

Carlos Graffi

Product Design Lead
Helping to design better solutions for our 🌎 | Always trying to make a difference | Born and based in CΓ³rdoba, πŸ‡¦πŸ‡·
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Cephas Chapa

Full Stack Engineer

Cephas Chapa

Full Stack Engineer
Senior Full-stack Engineer | IoT | Data Science | Agrotech | Nature walks | Passionate about preserving the planet using technology | Based in Lusaka, Zambia πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡²
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Angel Hsu

Board Member & Climate Advisor

Angel Hsu

Board Member & Climate Advisor
Assistant Professor @UNC | PP+EΒ³P @datadrivenlab | Climate scientist + IPCC AR6 + UNEP Author
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John Clippinger

Board Member & Technology Advisor

John Clippinger

Board Member & Technology Advisor
Research, Entrepreneur and Tech Provocateur | Focused on Active Inference modeling for living systems & autonomous infrastructure πŸ€–Β πŸ€
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