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Just Waiting to be Discovered – Finding Hope in Earthbound Mysteries

We’ve investigated less than 5 percent of the world’s oceans. This op-ed looks at media framing and engaging the public in ocean exploration.

A Paradigm Shift for NASA via Small Satellite Missions

NASA sees a paradigm shift in Earth observing missions, which will increasingly rely on small satellite technologies but provide big results.

Jan. 1 Deadline for Input on Federal Plan for Future Ocean Research

If you work in ocean science and technology fields, then the U.S. government would like to hear from you about research priorities for the coming decade; the deadline for input is Jan. 1, 2017.

Earthquake Country

Experts agree the Pacific Northwest is likely to experience a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake at any point in the next 50 years. The event will be catastrophic, directly impacting the lives of 13 million people from British Columbia to Northern California. On one particular crisp autumn morning in October, nothing happened. There were no announcements; […]

Understanding Seals – A Scientist and Artist in One of the Last Wild Places on Earth

Damian Lidgard is a scientist and artist who spends eight weeks each year on a remote barrier island studying and photographing grey seals for Canada’s Ocean Tracking Network. Part Two of Three. Click here for Part One and Part Three of the series. There is something in their dog-like eyes that draws an onlooker in, […]

By-The-Wind Sailors

Usually found drifting in open waters, these wayward sailors get blown off course by heavy winds. Science Writer Jenny Woodman takes a closer look at her favorite stretch of beach along the Oregon Coast; click here to view her photo essay. If the popup did not load automatically, click here.     Topic: Oceans

By-The-Wind Sailors

Usually found drifting in open waters, these wayward sailors get blown off course by heavy winds. Science Writer Jenny Woodman takes a closer look at her favorite stretch of beach along the Oregon Coast; click here to view her photo essay. If the popup did not load automatically, click here. Topic: Oceans

Cross-Fertilization and Collaboration are Crucial in a Modern World, Says National Academy of Sciences President

Marcia McNutt, president of the National Academy of Sciences, advocates for interdisciplinary collaboration and discusses the importance of having scientists at the table when policy is made in an exclusive interview with Earthzine.

Dispatches from Oceans ‘16: The Future of Oceans

New technologies, tackling big data and fully exploring the mysteries in the ocean seems to be a real possibility.

Dispatches from Oceans ‘16: Tech Startup Pushing Boundaries and Supporting Citizen Science

The OpenROV project, a tech startup that began in a garage in Cupertino in 2012, focuses on citizen science as a path to enhancing ocean observations.

Dispatches from Oceans ’16: Understanding Oceans in the Face of Climate Change

Increasing understanding of the oceans as the climate changes will require attention to robotics, prediction, security and innovation. Monterey, California – At the plenary session on Sept. 21, 2016, speakers Marcia McNutt and Jon White called on the assembled scientists and engineers to step up public understanding of oceans and involvement in policy agenda setting. […]

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants Part Two: The Stellar Works of Women

With Women in STEM a topic of conversation these days, it is worth remembering that women have made a great number of contributions throughout history.