Halting Biodiversity Loss: An Earthzine Conversation with Kalemani Joseph Mulongoy

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Cropped image of Kalemani Joseph MulongoyFor perspective on biodiversity loss and the data management challenges facing the CBD, Earthzine contributor Peter Fairley interviewed Kalemani Joseph Mulongoy by telephone at the CBD Secretariat in Montreal. Since 1999, Mr. Mulongoy has served as Principal Officer in charge of the Secretariat‰Ûªs Scientific, Technical and Technological Matters Division.

A Brief History Of Radio – Echo Sounding Of Ice

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Christopher Allen – The University of Kansas CReSIS – The Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets   Figure 1. Illustratration of airborne radio echo sounding showing the grayscale echogram and the a-scope plot of received signal power vs. depth. The application of radio-echo sounding (RES) to thickness measurements of glacial and sheet ice has been demonstrated since the early 1960s. … Read More

Changing Sun, Changing Earth

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iPhoto image of the sunHow and why does the Sun’s energy change, and how does the Earth respond? We care about these changes, and seek improved understanding of their causes and consequences. We do this because society urgently seeks to quantify anthropogenic and natural causes of climate change, because we are increasingly reliant on the technological benefits of space assets, and because we utilize and explore extensive environmental domains well beyond the surface where we live.

For The Benefit Of Society

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Photo of IEEE President TermanGiven the IEEE‰Ûªs technical scope and global presence, our 375,000 members have a tremendous opportunity to contribute. In fact, our members are already involved in a number of such projects. For example, the IEEE Committee on Earth Observation has since 2005 been involved in the International Group on Earth Observations and its effort to create a Global Earth Observation System of Systems.