GLOBE Campaign and Event FAQs

A: A GLOBE campaign, or Student Research Campaign (SRC), is a field measurement initiative that can last multiple years and be enacted on either a global, regional, or country scale. These campaigns are designed to be completed by GLOBE Students and GLOBE Schools. Additionally, these initiatives also utilize one or more of The GLOBE Program's protocols in order to support the GLOBE community in their field research and data entry submission to our databases. Additionally, they may take place on a country, regional, or global scale

A: A GLOBE Project can be either an Intensive Observation Period (IOP) or a Data Challenge. An IOP is a focused period of time where participants are encouraged to collect and enter data into the GLOBE Database, thereby contributing to a targeted data collection and education effort. IOPs involve several GLOBE countries and last up to three years. Data Challenges are similar to IOPs, except they are sourced internally by GIO.

A: Typically, The GLOBE Implementation Office runs 2-3 global measurement campaigns each year.

A: Regional campaigns are independently managed by GLOBE regional and country coordinators across the various GLOBE regions and are not closely supervised by the GIO. As such, these types of initiatives can occur more frequently than our global campaigns. However, keep in mind that pitches for regional campaigns still need to be submitted to the GIO campaign liaison for data and information tracking.

Note: To submit a proposal for a GLOBE regional campaign or event, please contact your GLOBE regional or country coordinator.

A: Successful GLOBE Campaigns and Projects usually involve: 

  1. a detailed description of the proposed Campaign/Project, including:
    • a preparation plan;
    • type of data collections;
    • a proposed timeline;
    • target audience; and 
    • types of participants;
  2. a clear Science and Education Plan;
  3. a clear Communications Plan;
  4. the involvement of at least three GLOBE schools and one GLOBE country;
  5. the use of at least two existing GLOBE protocols; and
  6. encouraging collaboration and exchange between and among participants, and encouraging student participants to write up their research for the GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposia (IVSS). 

Important: For all future campaigns, the GLOBE Program highly encourages Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access (DEIA) objectives to be clearly outlined in proposals.

A: GLOBE hosts many types of campaigns, including:

  • Global campaigns;
  • Regional campaigns;
  • Intensive Observation Periods (IOPs);
  • Data Challenges; and
  • A variety of events and projects

A: GLOBE global campaigns typically run for a a few months to multiple years and require close monitoring by the GIO, whereas regional campaigns, events, projects, and IOPs are shorter, are not managed by the GIO, and can span anywhere from a few days to a couple weeks to complete.

That said, all GLOBE campaigns and events focus around a specific GLOBE protocol. Where global campaigns are approved and tracked by the GIO and engage the worldwide GLOBE community, regional campaigns are managed by a GLOBE regional or country coordinator and engage the community within a specific region or country. Events and projects are managed and tracked by whoever is running them and can span GLOBE regions but not to a worldwide extent.

A: To learn how to submit a campaign proposal, review the Campaign and IOP Proposals page.

A: We currently use Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), and Instagram to promote GLOBE campaigns. To learn more about GLOBE's social media practices, please contact communications@nasaglobe.org

A: To submit a webinar, event, or project idea that would be involved with a currently running global campaign, please email campaigns@nasaglobe.org

A: To submit a GLOBE Campaign or Project idea, please contact campaigns@nasaglobe.org with an initial Statement of Interest.

Note: Events and projects proposed with little lead time or within a few days to weeks from the start date may not be considered and may not be advertised on our social media platforms.