Global Forest Watch (GFW) is an interactive online forest monitoring and alert system designed to empower people everywhere with the information they need to better manage and conserve forest landscapes. Our cross-cultural dialogue and education project relies on GFW data analysis tools to teach students how to analyze forest change and share their findings with partners across the globe. Learn more at our GFW project page.

Transparent World (TW) is a Russian non-profit which uses satellite images to implement programs and projects for scientific and applied environmental research. One of their branches organizes competitive education programs in schools all over Russia where students study satellite images to make real contributions to environmental science. Community Commons has partnered with TW in offering remote sensing modules to participants in our 2014 protected area management workshop. Learn more at our Workshops page

Global SchoolNet is a U.S. nation-wide non-profit dedicated to connecting students across the globe. We collaborate with the Global SchoolNet on the GlobalForestWatch project (learn more), and in the US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE) program.


The Global Arc is a San Diego non-profit whose mission is to facilitate local communities and institutions in developing, sharing and scaling up sustainabilitity solutions, from local to global scales. We partner on developing technical data analysis and visualization solutions for communities, professionals and civically engaged researchers and educators. Learn more at our Online Mapping page.

UCSD Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (REEES) is an interdisciplinary program that provides a broad range of courses in the history, language, literature, and social and political life of Russia. Community Commons and REEES work together to support the San Diego Russian School (SDRS). Learn more at our SDRS page and on the School's web site.