You may have heard the news- there is an exciting challenge this summer for GLOBE Observer users!
The challenge follows in the spirit of early cartographers, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, and you can win one of two ways. First, use GLOBE Observer to map as much land cover as possible in any GLOBE country by September 2. The top data collectors in each GLOBE region will be recognized. Or, for U.S. users, head to the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail between Pittsburgh, PA and the Oregon Coast, and take Land Cover and Mosquito Habitat...
The GLOBE Mission Mosquito campaign was delighted to have 23 IVSS projects submitted that used the Mosquito Habitat Mapper tool in their research. These projects came from students in elementary school through graduate students in college and were submitted from 15 different countries. You can view an interactive map of these projects here.
During the GLOBE Mission Mosquito Education webinar, we invited three of these students and their teachers to share their projects and some "Best Practices" with us. You can view the archived webinar here.
FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2019, HERE ARE THE TOP MOST ACTIVE GLOBE TREES AROUND THE GLOBE TEACHER/STUDENT RESEARCH CAMPAIGN PARTICIPANTS (EXTERNAL TO THE NASA/GLOBE TEAM) TAKING AT LEAST 10 MEASUREMENTS FOR TREE HEIGHT, GREENINGS, AND LAND COVER MEASUREMENTS FOR THE TREES AROUND THE GLOBE STUDENT RESEARCH CAMPAIGN!
THE MAPS REPRESENT THE TOP STUDENT/CAMPAIGN-BASED MEASUREMENT COUNTRIES FOR EACH OF THE THREE MEASUREMENTS.
POLAND UNITED STATES...
On May 28, 2019, NASA released ICESat-2 data through the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). This height data shows the elevation of ice sheets, sea ice, bodies of water, trees and forests, and much more. What we want for this campaign is to be able to compare student and citizen science tree height data to the ICESat-2 mission tree height data. Although the data is now public, it may not be in a form that is easily used for our comparisons, yet. We will be working with ICESat-2 scientists to determine the best way for us to use the data. Check out some of the tree height and canopy...
Our team has received several questions about what to do when mosquitoes are found in a natural habitat, such as an estuary or a wetland. When you use the Mosquito Habitat Mapper and your mosquito observations are finally logged, you are then prompted to do Step 4, “Eliminating Mosquito Breeding Habitat. By dumping or treating water you can significantly decrease the spread of mosquitoes.”
It’s important to clarify that Step 4 is referring to artificial or natural containers and human created water impoundments. Examples of water impoundments include things such as stock and cattle...
FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2019, HERE ARE THE TOP MOST ACTIVE GLOBE PARTICIPANTS (EXTERNAL TO THE NASA/GLOBE TEAM) TAKING AT LEAST 10 MEASUREMENTS FOR TREE HEIGHT, GREENINGS, AND LAND COVER MEASUREMENTS FOR THE TREES AROUND THE GLOBE STUDENT RESEARCH CAMPAIGN!
THE MAPS REPRESENT WHERE ALL OF THE CAMPAIGN PARTICIPANT MEASUREMENTS (+5) ARE FROM.
Snježana Marković-Zoraja - Croatia
Ana Beatriz Prieto - Argentina
Bohdana Vasylchyshyn - Ukraine
Valentina Badai - Ukraine
Andrzej Majkut - Poland
Kameel Mohammed-Ali - Trinidad and Tobago
I am pleased to announce that the Institute for Earth Observation’s at Palmyra Cove’s Innovation Lab is developing a virtual reality experience called Lunar Learning Expeditions that will allow visitors to explore the lunar surface. The first release models the Apollo 11 moon landing site where visitors can perform some of the early experiments as part of the Early Apollo Scientific Experiments Package (EASEP). Within virtual reality, visitors will experience a view from inside a space suit as they perform mission tasks. In-game spectator cameras will allow visitors who are waiting in line...
With the beginning of the mosquito season comes the need for protecting individuals and communities from mosquitoes. When you use the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper tool, you are not only providing useful surveillance information about when and where mosquitoes are found: you also are providing an important public service known as “source reduction.” Take a look around your home, park and school to see where you can reduce mosquito breeding in your neighborhood:
Remove all unnecessary containers where water can accidentally accumulate. Make sure water in pet bowls and in...
FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2019, HERE ARE THE TOP MOST ACTIVE GLOBE PARTICIPANTS TAKING AT LEAST 10 MEASUREMENTS FOR TREE HEIGHT, GREENINGS, AND LAND COVER MEASUREMENTS FOR THE TREES AROUND THE GLOBE STUDENT RESEARCH CAMPAIGN!
P. Nelson - United States
B. Campbell - United States
H. Mortimer - United States
B. Vasylchyshyn - Ukraine
D. Overoye - United States
K. Mohammed-Ali - Trinidad and Tobago
O. Movchan - Ukraine
M. Vollebregt - Netherlands
B. Žnidarić - Croatia
M. Algarni - Saudi Arabia
O. Danyliuk - Ukraine