Dr. Mark Nelson was a founding director of the Institute of Ecotechnics and has worked for several decades in closed ecological system research, ecological engineering, the restoration of damaged ecosystems, desert agriculture and orchardry and wastewater recycling. He is Chairman and CEO of the Institute of Ecotechnics (www.ecotechnics.edu), a U.K. non-profit organization, which consults to several demonstration projects working in challenging biomes around the world.
For the past 23 years, Ms. Alling has actively engaged in marine, environmental and closed system research and development projects. Presently, she is co-founder and CEO of Biosphere Foundation and its division, the Planetary Coral Reef Foundation (PCRF), a non-profit corporation dedicated to the study of Earth's coral reef ecosystems. PCRF maintains a research base in Akumal, Mexico and a research ship, the RV Heraclitus, which is now on its second mission to study coral reefs worldwide, a decade long, (2000 - 2010) "Planetary Coral Reefs and Cultures Expedition.”