Global Field Campaigns

Current Global Field Measurement Campaigns 

GLOBE hosts a variety of types of field campaigns. There are global and regional campaigns, as well as IOPs (intensive observation periods) and projects that get hosted regionally or worldwide. All of these campaigns and events are hands-on opportunities to explore and learn about Earth through a network of students, teachers and scientists. GLOBE field campaigns are grounded in real science embedded in an inquiry-based, collaborative approach.

This is our list of current global campaigns that will continue through 2021.

The current GLOBE measurement campaigns have been suspended indefinitely in response to the worldwide pandemic. However, the campaign teams have adopted a safe approach to the current campaigns that does not involve field work. We encourage you to participate by joining their upcoming webinars for 2021.

For more information or questions, contact


Trees Around the GLOBE Campaign

The Trees around the GLOBE Campaign, launching in conjunction with NASA's ICESat-2 satellite launch, is a student research campaign focusing on tree height - one of the measurements conducted by the ICESat-2 mission. Tree height is not just a measurement - it is a gateway to understanding many things about the environment. 


GLOBE Mission Mosquito

This new field campaign engages citizen scientists of all ages in monitoring changes in the frequency, range and distribution of potential disease vector mosquitoes. Observations are reported using the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper mobile app. These data can be analyzed to explore a variety of research questions. The human health connection of this campaign engages a new and broader audience by providing opportunities for citizen scientists to contribute to NASA science, while helping their local communities.


Earth as a System

Urban Heat Island Effect-Surface Temperature Field Campaign

The University of Toledo is leading annual field campaigns focused on the impacts of urbanization on Earth's temperature. Help the scientists answer "How does surface cover of an area affect its surface temperature?" Set up research studies at your school looking at the differences of surface temperatures for different land cover.