Nominations Sought for 2011 NOAA David Johnson Award

Jeff KartAnnouncements, Earth Observation, Original

Image showing a bust of David Johnson. Image Source: National Space Club.

Image showing a bust of David Johnson. Image Source: National Space Club.The NOAA David Johnson Award is presented annually 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). This award is given to young professionals who have developed an innovative application of Earth observation satellite data that is, or could be, used for operational purposes to assess and/or predict atmospheric, oceanic, or terrestrial conditions.

Call for Papers – Climate Consensus: Steps Toward a Global Understanding of Climate

EarthzineAnnouncements, Climate Consensus Theme, Original, Sections, Themed Articles

The sea ice atop the Arctic Ocean can—as shown in this photograph from July 12, 2011—look more like Swiss cheese or a bright coastal wetland. Image source:Earthzine is soliciting articles of 800‰ÛÒ3,000 words for its first quarter 2012 theme on climate. We seek contributions addressing current issues, techniques and applications of Earth information for assessing the state of the climate, predicting near and long-term variations, the social benefits of climate monitoring and the humanitarian implications of climate information.

World Climate Research Programme’s Open Science Conference

EarthzineAnnouncements, Climate, Original

WCRP logo

WCRP logoScientists from around the world will meet in Denver, Colorado, in October for the World Climate Research Programme’s Open Science Conference. The goal: To assess the current state of knowledge on climate variability and change, identify the most urgent scientific issues and research challenges, and ascertain how the WCRP can best facilitate research and develop partnerships critical for progress.

Call for Papers – Water Availability

BartschAnnouncements, Original, Water Availability Theme

Photo of girl drinking water in RwandaEarthzine is soliciting articles of 800-3,000 words for its Fourth Quarter Theme Issue on Water Availability. We seek contributions addressing current issues, techniques and applications of Earth information for measuring water, the social benefits of monitoring water and the humanitarian implications of water availability.