Small islands and low-income nations face the largest relative monetary losses to their ports and maritime trade.
Geospatial Database for the Prince Edward Islands
South African scientists map uninhabited islands in the Southern Ocean.
Why Do Arc Volcanoes Deform Less Than Ocean Island Volcanoes?
Volcanic ground deformation is not simply correlated with erupted volume. Researchers propose that high concentrations of magmatic volatiles make systems more compressible and suppress deformation.
Maui Endures More Drought and Drier Streams
Drought continues to threaten Maui’s native land-based and marine ecosystems, water resources, and traditional ways of life. But conservationists have hope—and ways to fight back.
The Galápagos Islands: The Ultimate Outdoor Soil Science Laboratory
A new study has spurred further research into the impacts of soil formation on modern-day problems like heavy metal contamination in agricultural soils.
The Century-Old Renewable You’ve Never Heard Of
Ocean thermal energy conversion could power the world’s tropical islands, if it ever gets out of the “innovation valley of death.”
In a Twist, a Greek Volcano Ruled by the Sea
Move over Hephaestus, Poseidon’s got this one.
Deep Submarine Fresh Water: A New Resource for Volcanic Islands?
The discovery of large freshwater reservoirs off Hawaii suggests that other volcanic islands may have similar resources, which could help meet water demands amid population growth and climate change.
New Volcano, Old Caldera
Researchers suggest a magma chamber sits within an old submarine caldera structure that extends into the mantle. Nearby, a new underwater volcano emerged with a flurry of seismicity.
Rethinking Darwin’s Theory of Atoll Formation
Atolls have a long and complex history related to seafloor evolution, and Darwin’s model is only the beginning of the story.