Field Campaign Archive

Archived Field Campaigns

Past GLOBE Field Campaigns can be viewed here.


Phase III of the ENSO Student Research Campaign: Water in Our Environment

Phase III of the GLOBE ENSO Student Research Campaign is known as Water in Our Environment. The Water Cycle guides where water is within our Earth system. Earth is a truly unique in its abundance of water. Water is necessary to sustaining life on Earth, and helps tie together the Earth's lands, oceans, and atmosphere into an integrated system.

This campaign used a set of guiding investigative questions that allow students to answer questions about water in our environment, while thinking about the influence of water, globally. Each one of these questions are aligned to a specific suite of suggested GLOBE measurement protocols that will help answer each question. The number of protocols that a teacher had their student undertake was up to the teacher.

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From Learning to Research (2011-2013)

The From Learning to Research Project was funded by an NSF-ITEST (Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers) grant.  L2R sought to establish a successful model for teacher-student-scientist interaction using 21st Century Technologies.  Teachers and students involved in L2R learned more about careers in Earth Sciences and working with scientists, schools, and the L2R staff to create locally-relevant environmental projects.  Participating teachers attended a one-week summer institute and then regular webinars throughout the school year.


IPY International Polar Year

International Polar Year (2007-2009)

Scientific research and educational activities are planned for IPY to advance our understanding of Earth's polar regions and how they impact the rest of the world.



GLOBE ONE (2005-2006)

GLOBE ONE is a field campaign involving a first hand partnership between students and scientists to collect a structured, multidisciplinary data set designed to answer a research question. The question being asked is:

For corn and soybeans, what are the environmental impacts associated with different frequencies and intensities of soil tillage farming, and with different amounts of crop residue left after planting as compared to prairie and urban sites?


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GLOBE El Niño/La Niña Experiment (1997)

GLOBE students were able to use their atmospheric measurements to track the effect of El Niño on their local weather. Once the El Niño event subsided, the oppositephenomenon, La Niña, began. Once again, GLOBE students had the opportunity to track the effects of this major event and to help scientists better understand this phenomenon.


Ocean for Life

Ocean for Life is a GLOBE Near East and North Africa Regional Project developed through a partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), SCUBAnauts International and the GLOBE Program.