Call for Papers: Ocean Stewardship

EarthzineOcean Stewardship 2016, Themed Articles

Earthzine, an IEEE online scientific publication, is soliciting articles of 800 to 3,000 words for its second 2016 quarterly theme on Ocean Stewardship.

Oceans photo

Image Credit: Clem Onojeghuo

2016 Quarterly Theme, Issue 2

March 22-July 18, 2016

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Earthzine, an IEEE online scientific publication, is soliciting articles of 800 to 3,000 words for its second 2016 quarterly theme.

The ocean ecosystem covers more than 70 percent of our planet. Our understanding of the oceans has huge implications not only to the future of our species, but the continued biodiversity of Earth.

This theme will include articles about how Earth observations are being utilized to protect the oceans, its denizens, and its resources. Stewardship of the oceans is a complex topic; how do we govern the oceans? How do we address human actions that put the oceans at enormous risk?

Specific topics of interest for this theme include:

  • Ocean governance and giving the ocean a voice at the United Nations
  • Resource management
  • Biodiversity
  • Ocean carbon/acidification
  • Reef regeneration
  • Plastics in the ocean
  • Rising sea levels and coastal community response.

We invite you to submit an article and become part of a growing, professionally diverse community and global readership network. Submissions must be in English. Submit inquiries and articles to Managing Editor Jeff Kart

We seek contributions from relevant disciplines and all regions of the globe. These can address current and emerging research issues, approaches, techniques or applications; community, state, and/or international initiatives; and other topics related to regional and global science, impacts, adaptation and policy. Submissions should include two to three visuals relevant to the content. Visuals may be graphs, charts, photographs or other appropriate images, with caption and credit information included.

Important dates:åÊSubmissions for the Ocean Stewardship Theme will be accepted untilåÊJune 6, 2016.

Publication:åÊAll accepted contributions willåÊundergo reviewåÊby subject-matter experts, be published online atåÊ, and be freely accessible to the public. Earthzine does not charge authors for publishing.

Please consult ouråÊWriter GuidelinesåÊfor further information; pay careful attention to the need for topics, region, interest level and tags required for each submission.


Guest Editor

Peter Neill

World Ocean Observatory

Managing Editor

Jeff Kart


Dr. Paul E. Racette