April Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Intensive Observation Period Has Begun!

Trees Around the GLOBE April IOP shareable

The Trees Around the GLOBE Campaign’s April Intensive Observation Period (IOP) is on! IOPs are focused periods of time where participants are encouraged to collect large amounts of data and enter it in the GLOBE database. Data that are collected during the IOP will provide GLOBE students, scientists, researchers, and educators large amounts of concentrated data over a short period of time. The April IOP will be focused on Land Cover.

During each IOP, GLOBE students will:

  • take measurements of tree height (January and July) or land cover (April and October), and one additional protocol, from the suite of campaign protocols (which can be found here);
  • take measurements at least three times per week for one month at the same study site for both protocols (the tree-height measurements should be of the same trees each time for each site; however, there can be multiple sites, thereby increasing the number of trees measured); and
  • report their number of tree-height measurements and identify the additional protocol measurement and number of measurements by the 5th day of the following month (which should be sent to Brian Campbell).

Each participant will receive a Virtual Tree Height IOP Badge. The GLOBE school with the most collected tree height data and additional protocol data will receive a virtual one-on-one Q&A session with a NASA scientist, researcher, or engineer; and a Virtual Tree Height IOP Winner Badge.

To learn more about the Trees Around the GLOBE campaign, and how to participate in the April IOP, click here.

News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office


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