Call for Papers — Technology for Earth Observation

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Download the Call for Papers PDF here., an IEEE-sponsored online scientific journal, is soliciting articles of 800-1,500 words for the ‰ÛÏ2013 Earth Science Technology Showcase,‰Û an online presentation of technology developments for the Earth science community.

The Showcase aims to highlight the latest advances in Earth observation technology via remote sensing instruments, platforms, components, advanced information systems, sensor web technologies, communications, automation, and modeling.

Principal investigators from the NASA Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO) are invited to participate, along with ESTO team members, collaborators, and students.

Articles should be of interest to the expert while being accessible to the non-specialist. A panel of student judges will select the best submissions and top authors will receive a plaque and certificate commemorating their accomplishment. åÊThe Showcase will be similar to Virtual Poster Sessions previously hosted by Earthzine.

By submitting an article for this Showcase, we invite you to become part of a growing, professionally diverse community and global readership network working to build the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS).

This Showcase is separate from a first 2014 quarterly theme on Earth Science Informatics Challenges, and a Student Essay Contest on Science Technology for Observing Earth’s Climate.

Important dates: Showcase submissions must be in English, and will be accepted until Oct. 1, 2013, Oct. 25, 2013. Submit inquiries and articles to Guest Editor Philip Larkin via

Publication: All accepted contributions will undergo review by subject-matter experts, be published online at, beginning Nov. 16, 2013 Dec. 3, 2013, and be freely accessible to the public. Earthzine does not charge authors for publishing.


Please consult our Writer Guidelines for further information:


Guest Editor for 2013 Earth Science Technology Showcase:

Philip M. Larkin




Paul E. Racette


Managing Editor

Jeff Kart


Deputy Editor

Daniel McInerney