The tragic and untimely death of Molly Macauley cut short the brilliant career of one of environmental and space economics’ shining stars, but the impact of her life and work continues to shape science and policy.
Earthzine offers its congratulations to two of its staff: Marshall Shepherd, who has received the Captain Planet Foundation Protector of the Earth Award, and Christoph Aubrecht, who has received the American Geophysical Union Natural Hazards Focus Group Award. Each of these men is working to help better society through improved understanding of Earth science.
Many Earth scientists are wondering: How will Big Data technologies benefit Earth science research? To illustrate the effects of combining a Big Data technology with an effective means of collaboration, we relate the (fictitious) experience of an early-career Earth science researcher a few years beyond the present, interlaced and contrasted with reminiscences of its recent past.