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June GLOBE Tech Update

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As always, GLOBE continues to work to ensure that your “use” of the website, and associated apps, is as user-friendly as possible.  

By the end of June, look for a new ability to search for data by GLOBE “Team” in ADAT (or Elasticsearch). There will also be an improved way for teachers to access and use student accounts, plus enhanced capabilities.

In addition to the above, great progress has been made toward implementing the following items (delivery on each of these will also be near the end of June):

  • GLOBE’s data entry process will soon give users a new option: all GLOBE atmosphere protocols will be available in The GLOBE Program’s app, GLOBE Observer (GO). Trained and approved GLOBE members (those who already have access to the Data Entry app) will be able to submit atmospheric measurements (such as temperature and rainfall), as well as bundle data directly using the GO app. Future work will move other existing sphere protocols into the app. 
    • The GO app’s Mosquito Habitat Mapper (MHM) tool will receive an update. The update will include: an updated dichotomous key with updated visuals; reduced text for increased accessibility for non-English speaking populations; and maintenance to keep compatibility with newer systems, maintain performance, and GLOBE connectivity.
  • For people who participate in SciStarter, there soon will be an ability to log participation in the GO protocols on their SciStarter dashboard account. (SciStarter, a GLOBE Partner, provides a database of thousands of vetted, searchable projects and events through an online citizen science project directory.)

The team tam, in time for the virtual Annual Meeting, will deliver an update to how trainees and mentor trainees are brought into the GLOBE system. This update will only affect Country Coordinators (CCs), Regional Country Offices (RCOs), and GLOBE Partners.

If you have any questions, or need assistance with any of these enhancements, contact the GLOBE Community Support Team (CST) at:



News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office