The story of how we drew inspiration from one of the most powerful sonars found in nature (dolphins!) to build an improved imaging sonar.
An Eloquent Remembrance: Book Review of ‘Brief Eulogies for Lost Animals’
Hudon’s poetic collection of eulogies individualizes species that have vanished from the planet, seeking to fulfill the promise “gone but not forgotten.”
Invasive Species: Searching for Solutions in a Globally Connected World
Invasive species are a distinctly human-caused problem. We move them, introduce them, and cultivate them. As such, we have the responsibility of dealing with them.
Widely Used Fishing Aid Is Polluting Ocean and Needs Better Management
Electronic monitoring could provide data needed to help regulate use of fish aggregating devices.
When Fishing Becomes Harvesting: Tracking Fish Aggregating Devices to Reduce Pollution, Poaching
Satellite tracking of Fish Aggregating Devices helps island states govern waters, collect ocean data.
Learning to See the Forest for the Trees: Using a Health Index to Communicate Change
Public perception of what constitutes a ÛÏhealthyÛ forest influences support (or lack thereof) for management policies, yet accessible, regional information about forest conditions is not always readily available. A new index helps address this gap.
How a Google Engineer, 66,000 Computers, and a Brazilian Tribe Made a Difference in How We View the Earth
Frustrated by a proposal to log in her neighborhood, a Google engineer and her team used emerging mapping technology to design a powerful processing platform, which now aids conservation efforts and strengthens the preservation of indigenous lands around the world.
Demonstration Projects Aim to Measure Marine Biodiversity
U.S. agencies have launched a pilot project to establish a marine biodiversity observation network. The program, to measure marine biodiversity and integrate data across organizations, faces huge challenges but even greater rewards
GEO XI Takes the Pulse of the Planet
Coverage of the GEO XI in Geneva, Nov. 12-14, 2014.