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NASA Earth Exchange (NEX): Managing Scientific Knowledge and Collaboration

NASA Earth Exchange (NEX) is a collaborative platform that combines state-of-the-art supercomputing, Earth system modeling, remote-sensing data from NASA and other agencies, and a scientific social network to provide an environment in which users can explore and analyze large Earth science data sets, run modeling and analysis codes, collaborate on new or existing projects, and share results within or among communities. A number of technologies are being tested to enhance scientific productivity within the NEX community.

Earthzine Seeks Reader Input

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Photo of a pen and a checked off box.Thanks for reading Earthzine. This month, we’re taking a reader survey. It’s short, and will help us plan for the future.

Workshop on the Socio-economic Benefits of Geospatial Information

Aerial view of Boulder Colorado with the Rocky Mountains in the background.

Aerial view of Boulder Colorado with the Rocky Mountains in the background.A Workshop on Defining, Measuring, and Communicating the Socio-economic Benefits of Geospatial Information/GEOSS will be held in Boulder, Colorado, June 12 – 14, 2012.

An Interview with Alberto Moreira, President of GRSS

Image of Alberto Moreira, IEEE-GRSS PresidentDr. Alberto Moreira, president of the IEEE Geosciences and Remote Sensing Society, has a dynamic vision for remote sensing that is now, he says, in its golden age. In this far-ranging interview, he talks about the early days of remote sensing, the field’s contributions to GEOSS, and humanity’s responsibilities to Earth.

A Letter On Earth Observation And Global Awareness

Picture-1_croppedEditor-in-Chief Paul Racette shares his wonder of the meaning of Earthzine’s tagline, Fostering Earth Observation and Global Awareness. It seems that fostering Earth observation, fosters global awareness for it is through observation that we become aware.

Revisiting Rachel Carson’s ‘The Sea Around Us’

Originally Published by SouthCoastToday The catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a wake-up call to end our deadly addiction to fossil fuels and a tragic reminder of how little we have learned about the ocean since Carson’s masterpiece appeared more than half a century ago. Topic: Disasters, Oceans

And The Winners Are…

Image of the Earthzine Logo Student Essay Competition LogoThe 2009 Student Essay Competition Sustainability through Earth Observation and Engineering is pleased to announce the winners:
First Place $500 to David Tshimba, Uganda Martyrs University, Kampala, Uganda for
“By Trying to Solve a Problem, Human Beings Have Now Created a New Issue”
Second Place $250 to Sulaiman Tejan Jalloh, Institute of Advanced Management and Technology, Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa for
“Agriculture”
Third Place $150 to Benjamin-Axel Mugema, Uganda Martyrs University, Kampala, Uganda for
“Sustainability: From Modernity to Humanity”
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Announcement – Earthzine Book Reviews

Image of an open bookEarthzine would like to invite you to submit reviews and recommendations of some good books you’ve read lately! They can be fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama or prose. Thematically, they should address in some way one or more of the nine societal benefit areas of GEOSS: agriculture, biodiversity, climate, disasters, ecosystems, energy, health, water, weather; also oceans and sustainability.

Cash prizes for the 2009 Student Essay Competition Sustainability through Earth Observation and Engineering

Image of the Earthzine Student Essay Contest logoEarthzine invites undergraduate and graduate students from around the world to submit an essay for the 2009 Student Essay Competition: Sustainability through Earth Observation and Engineering. Students should submit essays that follow one of the two dominant themes in sustainability: social equity and environmental protection. Essays should also be related to one or more of Earthzine’s focal topics: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate, Disasters, Ecosystems, Energy, Health, Water, or Weather.

Indigenous Perspectives in GEOSS: An Interview with Dr. Gregory Cajete

Cropped image of Dr. Gregory CajeteEarthzine’s Editor-In-Chief Paul Racette speaks with Dr. Gregory Cajete – a Tewa Indian from Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico and author of five books on Native American education, history and philosophy – about Native American science and the role Indigenous perspectives have in realizing an integrated Earth observing system.

Benefits of GEOSS: A Panel Discussion

Image of Dr. Jose AchacheThere are over six billion people on this planet, 193 countries and more than five thousand languages. No matter the nationality or language spoken or the location, everyone is inextricably linked and hence affected by global environmental change.

Call for nominations to the NOAA – David Johnson Award for Outstanding Innovative Use of Earth Observation Satellite Data

The NOAA – David Johnson Award is presented by the National Space Club in honor of the first administrator of what was to become the NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS).