Mother Nature Lends a Hand to Create More Efficient Underwater Robots

Robotic manta rays and turtles, like the MantaDroid and naro-tartaruga, may solve current limitations to AUVs as the next generation of marine robots copy biological designs to become more efficient, adaptable and maneuverable.

On the Trail of Sea Life with an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

A look at SharkCam and TurtleCam, designed to help us bring threats to marine life into focus.

Motivation to Map: A Quest to Understand What the Earth Really Looks Like

Experts are pushing for better bathymetric charts of the ocean floor at a time when, technically, it’s already 100 percent mapped. What’s wrong with today’s maps, and what effects will improvements have?

In the Hunt for Ocean Treasures, Robots Lead the Way

Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE teams are building autonomous robots to map the seafloor and hunt for unknown signals in the hope of winning $7 million.

Showcasing Undersea Heroes: Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Guest Editor Yanwu Zhang kicks off our third quarter theme with a sneak peek at what lies ahead in future autonomous underwater vehicle designs.

Going Deep to Go Far: How Dive Depth Impacts Seaglider Range

Seagliders are buoyancy driven Autonomous Underwater Vehicles used for long-term oceanographic observation. How does the depth of operation affect a Seaglider’s range?

Finding Hope at Home and in a Deep Ocean of Possibilities

In this annual series, IEEE Earthzine staff and guest contributors offer short essays on their sources of hope or inspiration in the face of widespread global change.

Call for Papers: Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Lead to Discoveries in the Oceanic Wilderness

IEEE Earthzine, an online scientific publication, is soliciting articles of 800 to 3,000 words for its third 2017 quarterly theme on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles.

A Dissolving Future for Coral Reefs

The latest findings suggest that ocean acidification by carbon dioxide may already be eroding reefs worldwide, and provide a crucial proof for a novel monitoring system tracking erosion on U.S. reefs.

Deeper Water Horizons – the Quest of Mandy Joye

Marine expert Mandy Joye continues to inspire, motivate and study in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Saildrones, Canoes, and Smartfins at Oceans 17

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Earthzine is covering the Oceans 17 conference in Anchorage, Alaska.

Training Future Resource Stewards – The National Coral Reef Management Fellowship

The National Coral Reef Management Fellowship provides professional experience and training opportunities in coral reef resource management.