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11/30/2011
GLOBE Climate and Land Cover Project Webinar
The next Climate and Land Cover Project Intensive Observing Period will take place from 1 – 31 January 2012. A great way to prepare for this event is to participate in the NOAA/NSTA Webinar: Exploring with Students the Connections between a Changing Land Cover and Climate. In this webinar, you will learn about the efforts climate scientists are using to improve land cover classifications for climate models. Participants will also receive an overview of what changes are occurring in global land cover and land use as well as their causes. Additionally, you will also understand how land cover relates to the global carbon cycle.  >>

11/30/2011
Great Global Investigation of Climate - December IOP
The second Great Global Investigation of Climate (GGIC) Intensive Observing Period (IOP) will take place 1 – 31 December 2011. Here's how it works: students will collect and enter temperature and precipitation data in the GLOBE database and investigate how to classify local weather and climate using this atmospheric data. If you participated in the September IOP, you are encouraged to contribute in December. For those who are new to the GGIC, now is the best time get involved.  >>

11/16/2011
New GLOBE Website Update - Nov 2011
In a few short months, the GLOBE program will launch its new website. It will be a welcome addition to the GLOBE community as it will positively change the way teachers, students and scientists enter and visualize data, connect with one another and learn about our planet. In an effort to make the new website as robust and functional as possible, we invite you to participate in the website testing process.  >>

11/16/2011
SCRC Online Webinar - Learn More About Climate Explorations Currently Underway
The GLOBE Program Office (GPO) invites you to participate in an online webinar to learn about what is happening in Phase 1 of the GLOBE SCRC. Monday, 28 November 2011 09:00 AM Mountain Time 06:30 PM Mountain Time Time Zone: (GMT - 07:00) Mountain Time (US and Canada).  >>

11/16/2011
Technology Update 2011
The Technology Team is proud to announce a major milestone in the effort to enhance the future GLOBE technology capability. GLOBE's new Liferay website portal hardware and software was delivered and initial set-up has been completed. The new website server system uses open source virtual servers, as well as open source website portal software. This will ensure a richer environment for future technology developments.  >>

11/15/2011
2011 Surface Temperature Field Campaign Starting Soon
For the 6th consecutive year, GLOBE partner Dr. Kevin Czajkowski and researchers at the University of Toledo, Ohio, will host the annual Surface Temperature Field Campaign from 28 November - 23 December 2011. Dr. Czajkowski and his research team want GLOBE students to take Surface Temperature observations.  >>

11/03/2011
Your Experiment, 250 Miles Above Earth, for the World to See
NASA, Google and YouTube have teamed up to create an amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Students from around the world, age 14-18, are invited to submit a two-minute video in which they explain their idea for a science experiment to be conducted on the International Space Station.  >>

10/31/2011
Announcing the 2012 Annual Partner Meeting in Minneapolis
The 16th GLOBE Annual Partner Meeting will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA, from 16 – 20 July 2012. It will be held on the campus of St. Catherine University and will be hosted by GLOBE Partner Tony Murphy. The 2012 Annual Meeting will provide an opportunity to accredit more Trainers and Master Trainers. Put the dates on your calendars and stay tuned for more information.  >>

10/31/2011
Learn About Satellite Data Collection through New iPhone App
The new Satellite Insight app for iPhones and other iOS devices is now available on iTunes. This is the very first iPhone app from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in partnership with NASA. It's free. It's challenging. It's fun. But be forewarned –early reviews say it's also addictive.  >>

10/31/2011
New GLOBE Website - Update
A buzz is in the air at The GLOBE Program Office. In a few short months, GLOBE will launch its new website. It will change the way our global community of teachers, students and scientists interact with one another, enter meaningful data and learn.  >>