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09/12/2007
U.S. Department of State Strengthens GLOBE Implementation Around the World
Internationally, GLOBE is a partnership between the United States and over 100 countries that manage and support their own unique national program infrastructure and activities. NASA funds GLOBE Program Office (GPO) operations through a cooperative agreement with UCAR. NSF supports the science component of GLOBE through competitive grants to large Earth System Science Projects (ESSPs). The U.S. Department of State provides significant in-kind services in the negotiation of the Bilateral Agreements involving Ministers of Education, Ministers of Science and Technology, U.S. Ambassadors and other officials at the highest levels of government.  >>
09/07/2007
Students from the Dominican Republic Present GLOBE Program at Model United Nations in New York City
A high school delegation from Notre Dame School, a GLOBE school in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, won Best Position Paper and Honorable Mention at the Model UN held from 18-22 April 2007 in New York City. Their paper and presentation focused on strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to create sanctions against companies that do nothing to diminish greenhouse gases.  >>
09/05/2007
GLOBE Europe Meeting in Hungary
The 2007 GLOBE Europe Regional Meeting, held in Budapest, Hungary, was attended by representatives from 17 European countries including Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, and the United Kingdom on 28 - 31 March 2007.  >>
08/21/2007
U.S. Student Research Teams to Attend the 2008 GLE in South Africa
The GLOBE Program Office (GPO) is pleased to announce five winning U.S. teams to attend the GLOBE Learning Expedition (GLE) in Cape Town, South Africa. These school teams will meet with scientists and students from around the world to present oral and poster presentations on research related to the 2008 GLE theme, GLOBE Research for Sustainable Communities.  >>
08/09/2007
GLOBE at Night Participation Expands Around the World
From 8-21 March, students, teachers, and families from more than 60 countries participated in GLOBE at Night, a global campaign to observe and record the magnitude of visible stars as a means of measuring light pollution around the world. Thanks to all who contributed to the success of this annual event by creating community events and to all our GLOBE students who reported GLOBE data. During the March 2007 event, 8,491 observations were reported, almost double the number of observations sent to us in 2006!  >>
07/24/2007
Ohio Students Incorporate GLOBE Data into Research Projects Related to International Polar Year
On 20 April 2007, over 600 5th - 12th grade students and teachers gathered from 21 Ohio schools to present and showcase their GLOBE research projects at the first annual OhioView SATELLITES Geospatial Technology Conference at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland, Ohio. OhioView, a grassroots organization founded in 1996, promotes the low-cost distribution of U.S. Government satellite data for public use.  >>
07/19/2007
GLOBE Africa Regional Consortium Meeting and Training in South Africa
The GLOBE Africa Regional Meeting was held 23—27 April 2007 in Riversdale, South Africa. The meeting provided an opportunity for GLOBE Country Coordinators, scientists, government officials and GLOBE Alumni to come together to promote program integration and strengthen relations throughout the region. Representatives from GLOBE countries Benin, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda presented country status reports, discussed challenges, and developed strategies to improve and expand national and regional implementation.  >>
06/26/2007
GLOBE Students in France and the U.S. Meet via Video Conferences
GLOBE students at Felten Middle School in Hays, Kansas have been learning a lot about GLOBE's hands-on activities and international collaboration in space science. They have been focusing on CALIPSO (Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared pathfinder Satellite Observation), a satellite launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc, CA on 28 April 2006, a joint effort of NASA in the U.S. and CNES (the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales) in France.  >>
06/26/2007
Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting and Training Workshop
The Fourth Meeting of GLOBE Coordinators of Latin American and the Caribbean took place on 2-3 February 2007, in Panama City, Panama. Country Coordinators and representatives attended from Argentina, the Bahamas, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay. Representatives from Brazil also participated.  >>
05/24/2007
GLOBE Maldives Holds Festive Celebration Honoring the Successful Launch of their GLOBE Program
On 8 May 2007, in Malé, Maldives, United States Ambassador to the Maldives Mr. Richard Blake and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Mr. Richard Boucher, along with Mr. Ahmed Abdulla, Minister of Environment, Energy and Water, and Ms. Zahiya Zareer, Minister of Education, and the Deputy Ministers of both programs, held an official celebration to recognize the Maldives' implementation of the GLOBE Program. The Maldives became the 105th country to adopt the GLOBE program on 8 December 2003, when Mr. Abdul Azeez Yoosuf, former Maldivian Deputy Minister for Home Affairs and Environment, and Mr. Jeffrey Lunstead, former U.S. Ambassador for Maldives and Sri Lanka, signed the GLOBE Agreement.  >>