ECO Magazine Partners with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center for Special Edition

ECO Magazine, a marine publication, today confirmed details of an upcoming Special Edition, Marine Invasions, which, in partnership with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), will profile the latest international research into the impacts of marine invasive species on coastal ecosystems, and showcase the latest tools and techniques designed to prevent, detect, monitor, and mitigate their spread.

Due for publication in November 2022, ECO Magazine and SERC now invite marine science professionals and technologists working on projects related to non-native marine species and biosecurity to express their interest in submitting content for this digital-only edition.

The advance of marine invasive species represents one of the greatest threats to marine and coastal biodiversity around the world, second only to habitat loss. This Special Edition recognizes the need for a comprehensive multimedia resource that promotes awareness of vital issues, helps identify gaps in knowledge, and enables meaningful collaboration between academia, government, resource managers, and industry.

Marine Invasions is now open for submissions and the ECO Magazine editorial team welcomes contributions in the form of written articles, webinars, videos, and podcasts under the following categories:

Theme 1: Species on the Move (topic examples include recent research on invasive species arriving due to environmental changes, storms/floods, or industry activities, and updated estimates on the impacts on native species and local economy)

Theme 2: Tools for Detecting and Monitoring Non-Native Species (topic examples include emerging tools such as eDNA, citizen science, and remote sensing)

Theme 3: Mitigation and Restoration (for example, case studies demonstrating international projects working to mitigate the spread and/or restore native populations, examples where the impacts have been mitigated)

Theme 4: Reducing the Spread (topic examples include policy or regulatory approaches to reduce the spread of non-native species, technology-based solutions used by industry, etc.)

Due to the increasing popularity of ECO Magazine’s digital-only Special Issues, spaces are limited. Interested parties are advised to fill out the submission form as soon as possible From there, the editorial team will get in touch to discuss submissions and provide authors with an allocated word-count and a style guide. All final draft submissions are due by October 3, 2022.

For more information about submitting a story, contact [email protected].

About ECO (Environment, Coastal & Offshore)

ECO Magazine is a leading trade publication that reports from the frontlines of applied marine environmental science in coastal and offshore waters around the world. Through high-quality, original reporting direct from the experts, ECO profiles some of the leading insights into critical topics surrounding the oceans, coasts, and a sustainable blue economy. Each edition includes compelling and exclusive content that celebrates collaboration and progress in ocean research and policy, explores developments in underwater technologies, and promotes cross- sector collaboration. ECO is published quarterly in print, with three additional special digital issues per year. For more information or to subscribe, visit

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