Winners of the 2016 Outstanding Student Paper Awards announced
Heiko Pälike Receives 2016 Asahiko Taira International Scientific Ocean Drilling Research Prize
Heiko Pälike was awarded the 2016 Asahiko Taira International Scientific Ocean Drilling Research Prize at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 14 December 2016 in San Francisco, Calif. The Taira Prize is a partnership between AGU and the Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) and is made possible through a generous donation from the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International (IODP-MI). The prize honors an individual for "outstanding transdisciplinary research accomplishment in ocean drilling."
John Bosco Habarulema Receives 2016 Africa Award for Research Excellence in Space Science
John Bosco Habarulema received the 2016 Africa Award for Research Excellence in Space Science at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 14 December 2016 in San Francisco, Calif. The award honors an early-career scientist from the African continent for "completing significant work that shows the focus and promise of making outstanding contributions to research in Earth and space sciences."
Award Highlights Need to Preserve Historic Geoscience Data
The award raises awareness about the importance of preserving and having access to research data, and it showcases a diversity of initiatives to recover and reuse older research data.
It’s Not Just Fracking: New Database of Human-Induced Quakes
In the largest compilation of anthropogenically induced earthquakes, causes range from building water reservoirs to mining.
Scientists Ponder the Way Forward Under Incoming Administration
Eos asked several attendees of the American Geophysical Union's Fall Meeting for reactions to the U.S. national election. Here are their thoughts.
Samuel A. Bowring Receives 2016 Walter H. Bucher Medal
Samuel A. Bowring was awarded the 2016 Walter H. Bucher Medal at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 14 December 2016 in San Francisco, Calif. The medal is for "original contributions to the basic knowledge of crust and lithosphere."
Tracking Global Change with a Cloud-Based Living Atlas
With their feet in the cloud, Descartes Labs is pushing the limit of how we study the Earth with satellite images.
Hooper, Long, Nishimura, Sluijs, and Villarini Receive 2016 James B. Macelwane Medals
Andy Hooper, Maureen D. Long, Toshi Nishimura, Appy Sluijs, and Gabriele Villarini were awarded the 2016 James B. Macelwane Medal at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 14 December 2016 in San Francisco, Calif. The medal is for "significant contributions to the geophysical sciences by an outstanding early-career scientist."
A Quest to Put Sea Level Rise Data in Your Pocket
A new climate change app uses interactive data maps to engage users and prompt the exploration of questions related to changing sea levels and climate vulnerability.