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Welcome to the Near East and North Africa Region page

Visit the GLOBE Near East and North Africa Regional Website 

The primary role of each Regional Help Desk Office is to conduct support services to the countries in their respective region, rather than have this support stem solely from the GLOBE Program Office. In general, each GLOBE Regional Help Desk Office is responsible to provide the following services:

  • Help Desk and basic support services to all community members in the region;
  • Sustainability through identification and generation of external funding from sources within and outside of the region;
  • Translation of relevant GPO communications and regionally-produced materials in the languages of the region if needed, and dissemination of information to community members;
  • Recruitment of community members in existing countries and identification and assistance of recruitment of new countries in the region working with the director of the GLOBE International Division;
  • Logistical organization of Regional Events (regional meetings and training events) as outlined and agreed upon by the Regional Governance Board, for which additional funding may be provided;
  • Logistical organization of Regional Student Research Campaigns and events as outlined and agreed upon by the Regional Governance Board;
  • Building and collaboration with the region's Alumni and Scientist Network; and
  • Record keeping and evaluation reporting as required by the GLOBE Program Office (GPO).

National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Accepting Pre-proposals for Hollings Grants Program
The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF) is accepting pre-proposals for its 2015 Hollings Grants program. Pre-proposals are due 22 October 2015.  >>

NASA SMAP Campaign for GLOBE Students Begins Today
In support of the Soild Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite mission, NASA has initiated a 7-month-long soil moisture measurement campaign, from 1 October 2015 through 30 April 2016, and invites GLOBE schools to participate.  >>

Website Alert – GLOBE Website will be "Read Only" 3–5 October
Plan accordingly as you will not be able to log in to the GLOBE website during this time frame.  >>

Young Professionals for Agricultural Development Lists Funding Opportunities
Young Professional for Agricultural Development (YPARD) has created a list of available funding opportunities. YPARD is an international movement BY Young Professionals FOR Young Professionals for Agricultural Development. YPARD operates as a network; it is not a formalized institution.  >>

World Space Week 2015: 4-10 October
On 6 December 1999, the UN General Assembly declared 4-10 October as "World Space Week" to celebrate at the international level the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition. Since this declaration in 1999, World Space Week has grown into the largest public space event on Earth.  >>


10/11/2015 - 10/17/2015
GLOBE Hosts New Data Entry Challenge 11-17 October
GLOBE is hosting a new data entry challenge from 11-17 October 2015!  >>

10/01/2015 - 04/30/2016
Soil Moisture Measurement Campaign
To support the SMAP satellite mission, NASA has initiated a 7-month-long Soil Moisture Measurement Campaign and invites GLOBE schools to participate. The SMAP Campaign begins 1 October 2015 and will be ongoing through 30 April 2016.  >>

09/24/2015 - 10/01/2015
2015 Kilimanjaro Learning Xpedition
Since 2009, an international team of GLOBE scientists, teachers and students have been trekking to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to evaluate the evolving ecosystem of the largest freestanding mountain in the world.  >>

07/20/2015 - 07/24/2015
19th Annual GLOBE Partner Meeting
The 19th GLOBE Annual Partner Meeting will be held in Los Angeles, California, USA. Reserve the dates: 20-24 July 2015.  >>

Working Groups Meeting
GLOBE Working Groups in Science, Education, Evaluation, Technology will meet prior to the 19th GLOBE Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, on 19 July 2015.  >>

Organization Measurements and Accomplishments


  • 487 Teachers
  • 103 Pre-Service Teachers
  • 657,634 Data Entries
  • 544 Schools
  • 32,625 Students
  • Recognition
  • Most Used
  • Training

Organization Map