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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

8 February 2023

During the 40-minute interactive webinar we will complete the Biosphere Introduction quiz and the Hydrosphere Introduction quiz. Completing the Introduction quiz will put you well on your way to collecting and uploading environmental data with your students.

This webinar 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.

Register for the GLOBE webinar

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.

Register for the GLOBE webinar

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