Category: Quick Looks

Tracking a Changing Planet: The National Academies Releases its Decadal Survey on Earth Observations from Space

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has released the decadal survey for Earth sciences and applications from space, an ambitious road map to guide investments in Earth observation programs over the next 10 years.

Exploiting the Power of Magma: the Icelandic Deep Drilling Project

Supercritical fluid found near magma chambers has the potential to power thousands of homes.

Decoding the Lives of Marine Wildlife: Using the Argos Satellite System to Understand the Ocean

The Argos satellite system provides a worldwide network of ocean-based data allowing scientists to decipher more and more about the cryptic nature of the ocean and the wildlife found within it. Part Three of Three. Click here for Part One and Part Two of this series. Far above the Earth’s surface, a satellite equipped with […]

Staying Afloat: Using Jason-3 to Measure Sea-level Rise

The joint U.S. and European Jason-3 mission may help coastal regions in countries like Vietnam prepare for sea level rise associated with climate change.

GEO Plenary in Russia to Consider Pathway to Sustainable Development Goals

Now beginning its second decade as an organization, the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) convenes its annual plenary meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia, to consider how best to support the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Global Agenda.

Dispatches from Oceans ‘16 Monterey: Going to California

Earthzine staff will be providing updates from Monterey for MTS/IEEE Oceans ’16.

Meet the 2016 Summer Writing Club

The Writing Club is in session for summer 2016 – join us and follow their progress. We launched the Writing Club in 2015 as a 10-week online writing course for students and early career professionals to build fluency as science communicators. Some of our students are scientists looking to develop ways of discussing their work […]

NOAA’s Fifth Ocean Acidification Cruise Sets Sail

A five-week research cruise along the West Coast of the United States hopes to expand our understanding of ocean acidification and the health of coastal waters.

Built on the Fly with Spare Parts, a Scatterometer on the International Space Station Delivers Big Results

ISS-RapidScat delivers valuable measurements for weather models, storm tracking, and forecasting. What happens when a key instrument on a billion-dollar satellite ceases to function? When it can take decades to plan the launch for a replacement satellite, one might want to build an instrument on the fly – out of spare parts – and hitch […]

South America at the 15th Oceans Conference

South American articles presented at the OCEANS ‘15 conference reflect in a special way how the current productivity in the region is changing interests in science and technology. By María Victoria Ennis (1) Luciano Banchio (1) María Eugenia Conforti (1,2) Gerardo Gabriel Acosta (1,2) Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires – […]