IEEE Earthzine Writing Fellowship

NOAA Okeanos’s ROV collected a sample of stalked crinoid in Phoenix Island Protected Area. Image Credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration

Fostering opportunities for growth and training among young professionals is an important activity for IEEE Earthzine. In 2015, thanks to support from NASA’s Applied Sciences Program and IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, the Writing Club was established to build capacity among students and early-career science professionals for communicating the benefits of using Earth information to support decision-making. With its Writing Club, the publication hoped to encourage and develop aspiring writers who are interested in Earth observation and scientific communication.

In 2017, the club was renamed the IEEE Earthzine Writing Fellowship to better reflect the professional development and career mentoring the program successfully provided. The following stories were produced by three cohorts of writers who completed the program and made it to the end goal: publication.

Writing Fellowship Articles

  • Robots Help Ocean Explorers Map the Sea Floor

    To discover the ocean, map the seafloor and get an up-close view, ocean explorers deploy a range of… Read More +

  • Motivation to Map: A Quest to Understand What the Earth Really Looks Like

    Experts are pushing for better bathymetric charts of the ocean floor at a time when, technically, it’s already… Read More +

  • In the Hunt for Ocean Treasures, Robots Lead the Way

    Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE teams are building autonomous robots to map the seafloor and hunt for unknown signals… Read More +

  • Deeper Water Horizons - the Quest of Mandy Joye

    Marine expert Mandy Joye continues to inspire, motivate and study in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.… Read More +

  • Earthzine Writing Fellowship Dives into the Ocean, One Story at a Time

    IEEE Earthzine’s 2017 Writing Fellowship, sponsored by XPRIZE, engages students and early career professionals on ocean exploration through… Read More +

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