The Quill Blog: Get Ready, Get Set, Get Writing!

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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.

A Web-based Lesson on Ocean-Color Observations in the Red Sea: Phytoplankton Phenological Indices and Their Importance for Coral Reef Biology

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A Web-based lesson called LearnEO! uses ocean color images to quantify phytoplankton seasonality and help us understand the functioning of coral reef ecosystems. Coral reefs are among the most biologically diverse ecosystems on Earth. They occupy less than 0.1 percent of the world‰Ûªs ocean surface, and yet they host 25 percent of all the marine species (1). Coral reefs deliver … Read More

Water on Our Planet: Colombian Students Learn About Sources, Distribution and Threats

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Colombian student research in Earth observations leads to poster session, suggest resource management improvements. For the fourth year in a row, senior students atåÊSt. George‰Ûªs School in BogotÌÁ, Colombia, haveåÊparticipated in ‰ÛÏEarth Observation: Science From Another Perspective,‰Û a project focusing onåÊusing satellite images to support research on questions based on one of nineåÊSocietal BenefitåÊAreas. This year, 74 students, working in … Read More

5th Digital Earth Summit Planned for Japan

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The 5th Biennial Digital Earth Summit will be held in November in Nagoya, Japan. As an offshoot of the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development, the focus of the summit will be on how digital Earth technologies can be used to address sustainability education and other global issues.