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10/03/2007
GLOBE Philippines Explores the Inner Space of the Celebes Sea
GLOBE cooperating organizations The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Geographic Society and Filipino and American scientists are currently on a deep sea expedition to learn about the marine biodiversity in the 'Coral Triangle,' a largely unexplored area in the Celebes Sea, south of Mindanao Island, Philippines.  >>
10/03/2007
SCUBAnauts International and GLOBE Begin Research Collaborations with Operation: Deep Climb
A group of 21 young explorers from the Tampa Bay Chapter of SCUBAnauts International will engage in an extraordinary journey to the middle of the Pacific Ocean from 11-21 October 2007. The mission, known as Operation: Deep Climb, will take local middle and high-school aged students from the deep depths of the ocean to the summit of the tallest mountain in the world, and into the universe beyond. Gathering GLOBE atmosphere and hydrology data will be a part of this exciting scientific expedition. The SCUBAnaut mission banner will be flown on the STS-123 Space Shuttle Mission in February 2008 to officially accomplish the mission to inspire a new generation of 21st Century Explorers and promote scientific understanding of the universe and marine environment.  >>
09/26/2007
Highlighting School Data: Schools Submitting Greatest Number of Measurements in Regions
Students worldwide have submitted over 17 million measurements to the GLOBE database and this number is constantly growing. The GLOBE Program Office applauds students for their extraordinary efforts to report the data they gather for their research projects. Students from the following schools have earned special recognition for having reported the greatest number of measurements in their regions.  >>
09/26/2007
Unlocking Environmental Puzzles One Measurement at a Time:17 Million Measurements
Across the world, GLOBE students from 110 countries have collected over 17 million data measurements about their local water, soil, plant life, atmosphere and climate since the establishment of the GLOBE Program just 13 years ago. Each month, the number of measurements grows as students record critical information about their ecosystems for use in their research as well as for scientists and their communities. Through data collection, students learn about their environment and help identify climate patterns and trends.  >>
09/14/2007
GLOBE New Zealand Looks to Māori Roots
Learning the unique cultural complexities of indigenous people and incorporating them into GLOBE training and resources is a challenge for many GLOBE communities around the world. New Zealand Country Coordinators Kathryn Hicks and Aaron Fleming have been doing just that. Through the Environmental Monitoring and Action Project (EMAP), Ms. Hicks and Mr. Fleming have been facilitating an effort to link the traditional values and environmental awareness of Māori, New Zealand's indigenous people, with cutting edge science in order to provide school children with the tools they need to actively learn about, and take responsibility for, the world in which they live.  >>
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!  >>