Exclusive Digital Magazine Series on Coral Reefs, Polar Research and Deep-Sea Exploration

ECO Magazine will publish a unique series of digital editions in 2020 designed to offer the global research community a multimedia platform to celebrate scientific progress, increase topic awareness and identify opportunities for collaboration.

In the first edition of the digital series, readers are immersed in the world of Coral Reefs.  Through an impressive collection of articles written by experts from science, government and commercial sectors, the magazine reviews the current status of these irreplaceable ecosystems, uncovers new knowledge about the threats facing them, and shares stories of inspiration in the fight to save our ocean’s cities.

Available in September 2020, the Polar Special Issue will highlight the latest international polar research and groundbreaking expeditions, and report on the challenges and opportunities for science, industry and local communities in the face of climate change. This exciting edition will be produced in partnership with the Arctic Circle, the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS).

SCAR President, Professor Steven Chown, said, “Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are major contributors to the Earth System. Their future and our future are inextricably linked. Our climates, coasts, cities and sustainable human success are all linked to the behavior of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean. Sea level rise and the sequestration of carbon are two primary examples. Knowing about the current and future state of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments is essential for all who have a stake in the future of our planet.”

The final addition to ECO Magazine’s 2020 digital series is dedicated to Deep Sea exploration. Scheduled for November, the Deep Sea Special Issue will be produced in partnership with the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

“Most people don’t think about the bottom of the ocean. When you look at a map, the ocean is portrayed as flat blue with very few features,” said Schmidt Ocean Institute co-founder Wendy Schmidt. “However, this couldn’t be further from what the ocean floor looks like. Picture huge mountains and canyons, exotic hydrothermal vent forests and unique conditions that mimic other planets. There are still so many things we do not know about the topography or the ecosystems that cover the largest part of our earth.”

These exciting editions are important multimedia resources for the ocean community and highlight the current status of vital research topics, increase awareness of key issues, help to identify gaps in knowledge and enable collaboration between academia, government and industry.

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