Blueprinting Our Knowledge

The Science of Blueprint Earth

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
— John Muir, Naturalist

Environmental Cataloging

The first stage in making a blueprint of a chosen environment is to catalog everything in the area. This work covers the biologic, geologic, hydrologic, and atmospheric components of the environment.

Connecting The Dots

After completely cataloging an environment, we will then connect the pieces into functional systems. Identifying how these systems work together simultaneously to sustain life is critical for us.

Using The Blueprint

Once we understand what makes up an environment and how everything in that environment is connected, we are ready for the true challenge. Our new blueprint will be put to the test, and we will attempt to reproduce the environment in an artificial location, such as a specially outfitted warehouse.  If we are successful, this will pave the way for recreating Earth's environments in unusual places...areas that have changed due to climate shifts, the bottom of the ocean, on space vehicles, or even on other planets.


Cataloging Teams

6-12 Researchers per Specialization Area

These teams serve as the eyes and ears of Blueprint Earth. They are the boots on the ground, the people whose observations and data collection will make the whole project possible.

Cataloging teams are composed of talented undergraduate and graduate students who would like to gain field research experience under the supervision of Blueprint Earth scientists.

Supervisory Scientists

Leaders of Cataloging Teams

These scientists serve as the circulatory system of Blueprint Earth. They provide guidance and structure for our Cataloging Teams both in the field and prior to the start of cataloging.

Supervisory scientists enjoy field work and mentoring the next generation of scientists. They are responsible for data quality and control during and after the cataloging process. 

Environmental Architecture Panels

  Interdisciplinary Teams of Leading Scientists, Engineers, and Systems Specialists

These panels function as the brain of Blueprint Earth. They include respected members of individual scientific and engineering fields who enjoy working with top members of fields other than their own area of specialization. The panelists are tasked with connecting all of the elements of the target environment into a series of related systems. Their work will produce the blueprints at the core of Blueprint Earth.