Join the New Community-led “GLOBE Water Bodies Intensive Observation Period” Taking Place 23-27 September 2019


Photo of GLOBE community members in action

Following regional collaboration at GLOBE’s 23rd Annual Meeting, the community is leading an exciting new event: “GLOBE Water Bodies Intensive Observation Period” (IOP), which will begin on 23 September and run through 27 September. All GLOBE countries, in all GLOBE regions, are invited to join in this data collection and research endeavor.

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 the IOP, you can:

  • attend the Water Bodies IOP Webinar on 10 September, at 7:00 a.m. MT, (to register, click here);
  • go to the Water Bodies IOP website, by clicking here; and/or
  • check with your respective Regional Coordination Office, or contact Mark  Brettenny at: mark@globe-africa.org.


News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office


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