Earthzine Suspends Operations as Racette Steps Down and OES seeks new EiC

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At the end of April, Earthzine will (temporarily) cease publishing. Earthzine operates under the auspices of the IEEE Oceanic and Engineering Society. The OES has decided to chart a new course for Earthzine that more closely aligns with the interests of the society and uses only volunteers.

Microplastic Pollution in the Southern Ocean: Finding What Lies Beneath the Surface

Plastic pollution is choking the world’s oceans. Scientists have been monitoring the presence of large pieces of plastic on the Antarctic continent for more than 30 years.

Sea Ice from Space: Crossing Boundaries of Sea Ice Science

Polar science can be challenging, but satellites give scientists access to otherwise inaccessible regions.

Robots Help Ocean Explorers Map the Sea Floor

To discover the ocean, map the seafloor and get an up-close view, ocean explorers deploy a range of powerful technologies, from ship-based sonar to autonomous underwater and remotely operated vehicles.

Oxygen, Sardines, and Jupiter’s Moons: What Oceans Can Tell Us About Our Past, Present, and Future

Want to know about life, the universe, and everything? Look to the ocean.

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.