Earthzine launched its first Writing Club in an effort to support emerging science writers and students who are passionate about communicating the complexities of the world around us. These are their stories.
New Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network Brings Multi-National Approach
Here, we describe major elements of the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) Requirements and Governance Plan.
Science, Science Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to Drink: Three Solutions for an Outdated System
Scientific research should be primarily driven by the need to serve society. This article focuses on water as an example, although the solutions proposed could apply to many other fields.
Obama Administration Pledges Support for Sharing Earth Observation Data
White House gives shout-out to GEO.
New Study Finds Unprecedented Polar Ice Sheet Loss
OGC and FAA Harmonization Initiative: Connecting Airplanes to Updated Infrastructure
Transporting people and goods from point A to point B requires technological standards that reduce risk, streamline communications and improve efficiencies. The FAA, in partnership with agencies like the Open Geospatial Consortium, is working to upgrade and implement new technologies to make air travel safer, cleaner and faster.
Architecting an Earth Observation Strategy for Disaster Risk Management
Supporting international disaster management with satellite observation often involves ad hoc arrangements among many players. This limits the effectiveness and efficiency of satellite support to disaster management operations. To address this challenge, the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites Working Group on Information Systems and Services documented a high-level reference model for the use of Earth observation satellites and associated products to support disaster risk management within the Global Earth Observation System of Systems context.
Data Drives Everything (But the Bridges Need a Lot of Work)
In a world driven by data, finding new ways to share information is critical to progress in all fields. With the Research Data Alliance, Dr. Francine Berman is hoping to change the way data is collected, used, and shared to solve problems around the globe.