Tomorrow (10 September): GLOBE Water Bodies Intensive Observation Period Webinar


Photo of GLOBE community members in action

The community-led GLOBE Water Bodies Intensive Observation Period (IOP), which runs from 23-27 September, will present an informational webinar on Tuesday, 10 September, at 7:00 a.m. MT (1:00 p.m. UTC).

All GLOBE countries, in all GLOBE regions, are invited to join in this data collection and research endeavor. Schools that participate can earn virtual badges and get them displayed on the school profile. Regional Offices will issue a GLOBE certificate of appreciation to each school that participates in the Water Body Collaboration IOP

To register for the webinar, click here.

During the IOP, participants will identify a water body close to their schools or towns, and collect and enter data based on one of the following GLOBE Hydrosphere Bundles (Water Quality Bundle, Rivers and Lakes Bundle, Ocean Protocol Bundle), which includes hydrosphere protocols (water temperature, water pH, turbidity, salinity, dissolved oxygen) and atmosphere protocols (air temperature, rainfall, rain pH, relative humidity).

The overall goals of the event are to:

  • connect to, and collaborate with, other GLOBE community members around data related to water bodies;
  • connect to community issues, and provide possible solutions to those issues, using GLOBE materials; and
  • connect to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG); specifically, SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation.

The Global Sustainable Development Goals is a 17-point plan to end poverty, combat environmental changes and fight injustice and inequality. It was adopted by 193 world leaders at a United Nations Summit in 2015 and came into force on 01 January 2016. (To view the correlations between the SDGs and The GLOBE Program, click here.)

For more information on this IOP, click here. You can also check with your Regional Coordination Office or contact Mark Brettenny at mark@globe-africa.org



News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office


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