Category: Earth Observation

Mitigating Flooding and Drought through Data for Decision-Making

GEOGLOWS projects seek to connect emergency managers, governments with data ahead of flooding
This article is part of a series covering GEO Week in Washington, D.C., Oct. 23-27.

Saildrones, Canoes, and Smartfins at Oceans 17

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Earthzine is covering the Oceans 17 conference in Anchorage, Alaska.

Anchorage Bound: IEEE Earthzine Delivers Third Year of Live Coverage from Oceans 17

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IEEE Earthzine’s third year of live coverage at Oceans 17 in Anchorage, Alaska, begins Sept. 18.

The Legacy of Cassini as it Comes to a Crashing End

Cassini will dive into Saturn this month, leaving a rich legacy of ground-breaking data.

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 storytelling. Their first assignment was to interview each other.

Millions of mysterious ‘sea pickles’ swamp US west coast

Huge and unexplained bloom has fishers racing to save their nets, and scientists hurrying to study the rare animal

Ice Cubes Allow Modular ISS Expirements

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: Ice Cube commercial service in Columbus space laboratory mockup

Volcanic crystals give a new view of magma

Volcanologists are gaining a new understanding of what’s going on inside the magma reservoir that lies below an active volcano and they’re finding a colder, more solid place than previously thought, according to new research published June 16 in the journal Science.

Satellites forewarn of locust plagues

Satellites are helping to predict favourable conditions for desert locusts to swarm, which poses a threat to agricultural production and, subsequently, livelihoods and food security.

Temperature changes make it easier for malaria to climb the Ethiopian highlands

The highlands of Ethiopia are home to the majority of the country’s population, the cooler climate serving as a natural buffer against malaria transmission. New data now show that increasing temperatures over the past 35 years are eroding this buffer, allowing conditions more favorable for malaria to begin climbing into highland areas.