Since 2020, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has proudly delivered NASA's GLOBE Program in Australia with the support of the Australian Space Agency. We've been a bridge, connecting eager minds worldwide with hands-on experiences in data collection, scientific research, and deepening our collective understanding of Earth's systems.
However, effective from 1 July 2023, CSIRO will be stepping aside as the country coordinator for GLOBE.
While this marks an end of a chapter, it does not signal a departure from our commitment to education and outreach in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
CSIRO remains dedicated to supporting teachers and students in engaging with real-world science, leveraging our expertise to connect educators to cutting-edge STEM through curriculum-aligned programs and resources.
We encourage you to explore and participate in our alternative programs, which continue to inspire and foster curiosity in STEM fields.
Will registered GLOBE users keep their system access?
Although CSIRO will no longer act as country coordinator, all registered participants can continue to access the GLOBE system with support available from the GLOBE team.
Can new Australian participants register for the GLOBE program?
As there is no country coordinator for Australia, it is not possible for new participants to register to the GLOBE program.
Educators wishing to engage with the GLOBE program can do so using the GLOBE Observer app. The app can be set in team mode, permitting entry to the team only if approved by the team administrator.
Full details of GLOBE Observer options including the team function are available on the GLOBE Observer website.
Spark curiosity with CSIRO's STEM Programs
STEM Professionals in Schools: Australia's largest national skilled volunteering program for STEM professionals and classroom educators.
STEM Together: A unique STEM program helping Year 5 to 10 students strengthen their confidence, capability, and connection with STEM.
Sustainable Futures: An education program that combines the latest climate science with education in sustainability, designed for primary and secondary teachers working with students in Years 3 to 10.
CSIRO Educational Datasets: Aims to bring real-world research data into classrooms.
Creativity in Research, Engineering, Science, and Technology (CREST): A non-competitive awards program supporting students in designing and implementing their own open-ended science investigation or technology project.
Visit the Education and Outreach page for a full overview of our STEM programs on offer.