From the 2017 Writing Fellowship Piece Microplastic Pollution in the Southern Ocean: Finding What Lies Beneath the Surface
A bongo net was used to filter water samples and catch solid objects on a mesh screen. IMAGE CREDIT: GIUSEPPE SUARIA

Earthzine produces seasonal themed issues each year. Themed issues are edited by Editors who are experts in the particular topic being featured. Below, find our current, previous and future theme issues and associated articles.

2020 Themes

Ocean Plastic and Marine Debris
Ocean Plastic and Marine Debris (Jan 21, 2020 - June 21, 2020) Researchers estimate that 8 million tons of plastic debris ends up in the oceans every year, and this amount is predicted to increase by an order in magnitude in the next 10 yrs. We are seeking contributions  that focus on the use of Earth observation data to monitor and quantify waterborne plastics and new technology being used to remove plastic from our waterways and oceans.

Algae Bloom and Bust


Resilience,  Adaptation, or Decline

From STEM to STEAM: The Intersection of Science and Art 

2020 Monthly Focus

January: IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society Highlights
February: Marine Technology for disaster preparedness, prevention, mitigation
March: GEO
April: Earth Day
May: Great Lakes
June: Mentorship

July: Oceans 2020 Singapore
August: Young Professionals
September: Arctic Oceans
October: OCEANS Gulf Coast 2020
November: Women in STEM
December: Essays on Hope

Previous Themes

2017 Themes

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2016 Themes

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