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.

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.

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.

SciShow and MinuteEarth Changing the Way Science is Communicated

Two YouTube channels aim to teach others about the way we see and understand our world.

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?

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.

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.

IEEE Earthzine: 10 Years of Science Communication, Community and Hope


In this annual series, IEEE Earthzine staff and guest contributors offer short essays on their sources of hope and inspiration in the face of widespread global change. With 2017 marking Earthzine’s 10th anniversary, the series takes on added meaning for all of us.

CaféUSA Pours a Good Story During GEOWeek 2017

To many, the concept of an Earth observation is removed, something done by people in labs with expensive equipment. A U.S. team including members from NASA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and U.S. Agency for International Development attended the GEO-XIV Plenary and attempted to show attendees that Earth observations affect people on a daily basis.

The 5,000 Star View: How Social Media is Helping to Save the Night Sky

Two photographers/filmmakers have taken a unique approach to raising awareness of skyglow, the unintended harmful effects of light pollution.

#Aurora: How Twitter is Illuminating Scientists’ Understanding of the Northern Lights

Scientists at NASA are using Twitter to track and learn about the polar lights.