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GLOBE frequently host a variety of different initiatives to foster cooperation between the GLOBE community and professional scientists. Field measurement campaigns and Intensive Observation Periods (IOPs) are two of these initiatives. All GLOBE campaigns and IOPs take an inquiry-based approach to research that emphasizes hands-on learning and authentic science experiences.

Whether you're ready to jump in as a citizen scientist or want to integrate an initiative's protocols into a class project, GLOBE Field Campaigns & IOPs are a great way to discover Earth's biggest mysteries.

Global maps showing Urban Heat Island Effect-Surface Temperature
Urban Heat Island Effect-Surface Temperature Intensive Observation Period

Urban Heat Island Effect-Surface Temperature Intensive Observation Period

In this IOP, students can set up comparative measurement sites between paved and grassy areas, terrestrial and aquatic area, or any other area of contrasting land cover

Trees Around the GLOBE Campaign

In this campaign, participants can gather data on the tree height in their local habitat as well as baseline measurements like air and surface temperature.

Trees and data graph
ICESat-2, which will launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, USA, will use lasers and a very precise detection instrument to measure the elevation of Earth’s surface.

Learn more about different measurement campaigns, IOPs and collaborating satellite missions.

GLOBE participation

  • 127 Countries
  • 38,741 Schools
  • 43,995 Teachers
  • 244,124 GLOBE Observers
  • 233,845,415 Measurements
  • 1,480,786 Measurements this month (November 2022)

GLOBE Webinar - GLOBE's Biosphere Introduction and Hydrosphere Introduction quizzes (Repeat of 8 February webinar)

21 February 2023

If you missed the previous webinar this 40-minute interactive webinar will cover the Biosphere Introduction quiz and the Hydrosphere Introduction quiz. As with the previous Biosphere and Hydrosphere webinar, this is for anyone who has already completed the GLOBE Introduction eTraining and online quiz.

If you are considering using the GLOBE program and are yet to complete the GLOBE Introduction eTraining an expedited training session is scheduled for 12 January 2023. Registration link for the 12 January webinar on this page.

This webinar is suitable for both primary and secondary school teachers.

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GLOBE Webinar - Using GLOBE to mark World Water Day

16 March 2023

In 2015 The United Nations agreed that everyone would have safely managed water and sanitation by 2030 – Sustainable Development Goal 6. As a first world country the majority of us are fortunate to have clean potable water at the turn of a tap. For this to happen local water authorities constantly monitor the quality of our water and maintain the infrastructure. To get an understanding of what is happening in your local waterbody the GLOBE program provides users with a number of suggested hydrosphere analyses and activities.

During the 40-minute interactive webinar we will have a look at some of the protocols you might carry out with your students using basic equipment.

This webinar is suitable for both primary and secondary school teachers.

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GLOBE Webinar - Celebrate World Meteorological Day with an email from NASA

21 March 2023

Most of us are familiar with the saying “red sky at night, sailor’s delight; red sky by morning, sailor’s take warning” or “it looks like it might rain”. Both of these sayings are based on a physical observation of the sky. Earth observation satellites and various other modern technologies give us a much more accurate picture of the weather and any likely weather events over the coming days.  Organisations such as NASA constantly monitor local, national and global weather patterns, primarily from the sky. However, a bottom-up perspective can help create a more complete picture of what’s happening in the sky above us. And a ground level observation using the GLOBE program Clouds Observation Protocol, or the GLOBE Observer app could get the observer an email from NASA comparing their observation with the satellite data.

Join this 30-minute webinar to see how you could get an email from NASA for your observation, as well as other ways you might use clouds observations with your students.

This webinar is suitable for both primary and secondary school teachers.

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