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June 2021 GLOBE Annual Meeting Update

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The 2021 GLOBE Annual Meeting is just around the corner! Here’s the latest news to help ensure your experience is a resounding success...

Second Keynote Speaker

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GIO’s second keynote speaker for the GLOBE Annual Meeting is Dr. Raj Pandya. Dr. Pandya directs the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Thriving Earth Exchange, which helps volunteer scientists and community leaders work together to use science, especially Earth and space science, to advance community priorities related to sustainability, resilience, disaster risk reduction, and environmental justice.

Dr. Pandya invites everyone to be part of guiding and doing science, especially people from historically marginalized communities, so that the sciences can contribute to a world where all people and nature can thrive, now and in the future 



BE with GLOBE – Zooniverse

As part of the 2021 GLOBE Annual Meeting, GIO will again be hosting a “Benefit the Environment” or “BE with GLOBE” volunteer event. The acronym of GLOBE is “Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment,” and this optional time will highlight the “Benefit the Environment” part of the acronym. During the meeting, participants will be encouraged to sign up with Zooniverse, an online platform for people-powered research. 

GIO will identify several projects that benefit science and our understanding of the environment (like counting penguins or checking images for pollinators). We would also like to highlight a GLOBE project! Participants can help NASA scientists identify cloud types, cloud cover, and events like dust storms and smoke plumes in sky photographs. (NASA GLOBE CLOUD GAZE is a partnership between NASA GLOBE Clouds and Zooniverse.) The resulting detailed information, or metadata, will validate GLOBE Cloud observations. So, BE with GLOBE and practice your cloud observations skills and help NASA study our skies.

To sign up for Zooniverse, click here.

General Registration Deadline is Approaching

The deadline for general registration to the 2021 GLOBE Annual Meeting is 01 July. Optional sessions are also available for sign-up. (These include networking sessions and protocol training sessions. The protocol training sessions are given on a first-come/first-served basis with limited capacities, so register soon to save your seat.) 

To register for the 2020 GLOBE Annual Meeting, click here.

For more information on the 2021 GLOBE Annual Meeting, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact


News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office