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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 – Earth Day 2023

19 April 2023

Mark the day by conducting a GLOBE measurement and help take the pulse of the planet. Try to make at least one measurement on Earth Day. If you haven't taken a measurement in a long time, or even if you have never taken measurements, that is OK. Here is a great reason to get started. Cloud observations are easy, quick, and can be taken without any special equipment. Learn how with our new Cloud Protocols Online Teaching Module. Or select a GLOBE protocol is appropriate for you!

This 40-minute webinar is suitable for both primary and secondary school teachers.

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GLOBE Webinar – World Environment Day

1 June 2023

Led by the United Nations Environment Group, World Environment Day encourages worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. The UN’s Big Picture, Facts and Figures calls for individuals and civil society to play a key role in raising awareness and urging governments and the private sector to make large-scale changes. Citing that ‘We are using the equivalent of 1.6 Earths to maintain our current way of life, and ecosystems cannot keep up with our demands.’ Join us to see how you could raise environmental awareness through the GLOBE program.

This 40-minute webinar is suitable for both primary and secondary school teachers.

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