The Azimuth Project
HomePage (Rev #111)

Welcome to the Azimuth Project! This wiki is part of a plan to create a focal point for scientists and engineers interested in saving the planet, and to make clearly presented, accurate information on the relevant issues easy to find. For more, check out:

If you have problems viewing pages (most likely maths symbols) see Browser viewing issues.


Check out our articles and help improve them!

  • Action plans - plans for saving the planet, and our summaries and critiques.
  • Biodiversity - information on biodiversity and the how to prevent the mass extinction that could be underway.
  • Carbon - everything related to carbon emissions and carbon dioxide.
  • Climate - information on climate physics, climate prediction and climate change.
  • Earth science - information on Earth science.
  • Ecology - understanding how ecosystems work and how humans interact with them.
  • Energy - information on the technology and economics of energy.
  • Oceans - the oceans, the many roles they play, and problems such as ocean acidification and dead zones.
  • Members - members of the Azimuth Forum.
  • Natural resources - information about fresh water, oil, phosphorus, etc.
  • Organizations - organizations you should know if you’re a scientist or engineer who wants to save the planet.
  • People - people you should know know if you’re a scientist or engineer who wants to save the planet.
  • Reports - reports on climate change and energy issues, and our summaries and critiques.
  • Software - software related to climate, environmental and energy issues.
  • Methodology - scientific and engineering methodologies that are relevant to the grand goal of saving the planet.
  • Things to do - things you can do here.
  • Visualisation - cool graphs, charts and pictures.

Want to help?

Do you want to help with the Azimuth Project? Great! We need you!

You can write articles, contribute information, pose questions, fill in details, write software, help with research, help with writing, and more. Your special expertise is very valuable.

  • Read the Azimuth Project goals so you know our overall goals.

  • Look at the Open projects page to see what we’re doing, and how you can join in.

  • Discuss what we’re doing in the Azimuth Forum. Even better, join the forum so you can log any changes you make to Azimuth Project pages, and join the conversation there.

Editing this wiki

If you’re wondering how to add information to this wiki, try these:

  • How to get started?: an easy introduction to the elementary basics.

  • Sandbox: a place to try out stuff. Click “Edit Page” at the bottom of the page.

Or for more detail, these:

  • HowTo: how to add information to Azimuth.

  • FAQ: frequently asked questions, so far mainly about Instiki, the software this wiki runs on.

Browser requirements

The Azimuth Project displays mathematical symbols using MathML.

Notice that you don’t need to know any MathML. Only your browser does. You write formulas into the Azimuth Project between dollar signs in iTeX, which is designed to be very similar to ordinary LaTeX.

Some web-browsers, notably Firefox, know how to display MathML automatically, though you may need to install some fonts. For Internet Explorer one needs the MathPlayer plugin; download is quick and easy and free. For more see HowTo.

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