Quick Look

Get Your Geek On: It’s the GEO Appathon!

Create the next “killer” app to unleash the potential of Earth observation data and win cash prizes.

Osha Gray Davidson, posted on April 24th, 2014
Earth Observation

Feature Article

UNEP Live: Building an Information Powerhouse

Can a new kind of website transform how environmental data are collected and shared? The creators of UNEP Live think it just might.

Osha Gray Davidson, posted on April 18th, 2014
Earth Observation


Winner, Honorable Mentions Announced: NASA DEVELOP Spring 2014 Virtual Poster Session

A grand-prize winner and honorable mentions have been selected for the spring 2014 Virtual Poster Session (VPS) contributed by NASA’s DEVELOP National Program. The contest included 25 projects conducted by 104 participants from around the globe.

Earthzine staff , posted on April 14th, 2014
DEVELOP Spring 2014

Quick Look

Social Earth Observation – Blog Edition

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite blogs on Earth observation and remote sensing.

Sarah Frazier, posted on April 14th, 2014
Earth Observation, Quick Look, Technology

Historic Release of Water Aims to Restore a Once-Lush Landscape in the Colorado River Delta

In a concerted effort to remediate the ecosystems along the channel of the Colorado River, Mexico and the United States recently reached a historic agreement to release water from the Morelos Dam at the Arizona-Mexico border. This ‘pulse flow,’ is intended to reach the Colorado River Delta for the first time in 50 years.

Erin Delman , posted on April 14th, 2014
Quick Look, Water

Greening Hamburg: A Model for Sustainability

Earth Day 2014 is upon us, and the theme for the year is Green Cities. The theme was selected by the Earth Day Network in recognition of the fact that more people now live in urban than rural areas and that the challenges of achieving a desirable quality of life in the face of growing populations will be compounded by the effects of climate change.

Elise Mulder Osenga, posted on April 11th, 2014
Quick Look

Original Articles

MODIS and Vector-Borne Diseases

Remote sensing via satellites enables us to survey the spatial-temporal patterns of vector-borne diseases in both near and distant places. In this article, MODIS imaging time series, in particular, are explored as an application to bolster surveillance and vector control programs.

Neteler and Metz , posted on April 16th, 2014
Articles, EO for Health

NASA Earth Exchange (NEX): Managing Scientific Knowledge and Collaboration

NASA Earth Exchange (NEX) is a collaborative platform that combines state-of-the-art supercomputing, Earth system modeling, remote-sensing data from NASA and other agencies, and a scientific social network to provide an environment in which users can explore and analyze large Earth science data sets, run modeling and analysis codes, collaborate on new or existing projects, and share results within or among communities. A number of technologies are being tested to enhance scientific productivity within the NEX community.

Votava and Nemani , posted on April 16th, 2014
Articles, Informatics Theme

Earth Day 2014: Celebrating the Built Environment

Can cities really be “green?” They have to, if we are to build a sustainable society. The role of the “built environment” is the theme of Earth Day 2014.

Osha Gray Davidson, posted on April 14th, 2014
Articles, Energy, Environmental Awareness Theme, Politics

Using Airborne Geophysical Data to Predict Radon Risk Areas in Ireland

Aerial measurements of outdoor radon levels in Northern Ireland were conducted to produce risk-exposure mapping at fine resolution for household and building safety.

Hodgson and Carey , posted on April 6th, 2014
Articles, EO for Health


Call for Papers — Oceans Environment and Technologies

Earthzine (www.earthzine.org) was established in 2007 as an outreach activity for the GEO (Group on Earth Observations) and GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems) initiative. As a newly adopted publication of the Oceanic Engineering Society, we seek contributions to bolster Earthzine’s coverage of oceans-related activities.

Earthzine staff , posted on March 13th, 2014
Oceans, Oceans Environment and Technologies Theme, Technology

Call for Papers — Using Crowdsourcing to Further Earth Observation

crowdsourcing Earthzine.org’s “Citizens and Science: Using Crowdsourcing to Further Earth Observations” theme will explore the technologies, people, and organizations that enable the use of public knowledge and activity to further our understanding of the natural world.s.

Earthzine staff , posted on January 2nd, 2014

Call for Papers – Geospatial Semantic Array Programming

modelling Earthzine, an IEEE-sponsored online scientific journal, is soliciting articles of 800-3,000 words for its second quarter theme of 2014 on Geospatial Semantic Array Programming.

Earthzine staff , posted on December 18th, 2013
Geospatial Semantic Array Programming

Call for Papers — Earth Science Informatics Challenges

Cartesius. Photo: van Zuijlekom. Earthzine is soliciting articles of 800-3,000 words for its first quarter 2014 theme on Earth Science Informatics Challenges. This theme focuses on the challenge of performing analysis with voluminous Earth science data products that are becoming increasing difficult to migrate to high-productivity computing platforms.

Earthzine staff , posted on June 19th, 2013
Earth Science Informatics, Informatics Theme

Syndicated Articles

Can Mexico City’s roof gardens help the metropolis shrug off its smog?

Originally Published by The Guardian - Green roofs sprouting across Mexican capital not only purify the air but aid recovery of hospital patients, says environment chief.

Posted on April 24th, 2014

Earth Day Inspires Environmental Actions Around the World

Originally Published by ENS - Thousands of Earth Day actions yesterday brought people together to plant trees and preserve forests, create cleaner, greener cities and safeguard wildlife.

Posted on April 23rd, 2014
Earth Observation

EarthSky’s meteor shower guide for 2014

It’s time for the Lyrid meteor shower! Watch late night April 21 through dawn April 22. The waning moon interferes when it rises in the middle of the night, but the Lyrids tend to be bright. You might see some streaking along in bright moonlight.

Posted on April 21st, 2014
Earth Observation

7.2-magnitude earthquake in Mexico

USGS is reporting a 7.5-magnitude earthquake on April 18, 2015. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is reporting a 7.2-magnitude earthquake – a very strong earthquake – that took place in central and southern Mexico this morning. It was originally reported as a 7.5-magnitude and then revised downward.

Posted on April 18th, 2014

Google Earth Engine Brings Big Data to Environmental Activism

A new forest-mapping tool relies on unprecedented data crunching.

Posted on April 16th, 2014

The hidden farms of Chicago

NPR’s The Salt recently took a look at Chicago and the many “hidden farms” that can be found on rooftops around the city.

Posted on April 15th, 2014

Americas set for total lunar eclipse

Originally by BBC- Skywatchers in the Americas will be able to catch a rare celestial show as Earth's shadow falls across the Moon.

Posted on April 14th, 2014
Earth Observation

UN climate change report on how to cut emissions  live coverage

Join our live coverage as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change releases its report on reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.

Posted on April 13th, 2014

Sustainable Mobility Partnership Forged at World Urban Forum

MEDELLIN, Colombia, April 10, 2014 (ENS) - Achieving sustainable transport and mobility globally is one of the three critical areas of focus for the new Greener Cities Partnership launched Tuesday at the World Urban Forum in Medellin.

Posted on April 11th, 2014
Earth Observation

Wildlife trafficking app launched at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo

Originally Published at The Guardian - App aims to crowdsource intelligence about the illegal wildlife trade by having users report and photograph suspicious activity.

Posted on April 9th, 2014