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AREN Project: Aerial and Remote Observations

The AEROKATS and ROVER Education Network (AREN) is a NASA program that helps GLOBE members collect data through low-cost kite-based crafts (AEROKATS) and remotely controlled aquatic and land vehicles (ROVERs). It introduces educators and students to NASA technologies and practices — including in-situ and remotely sensed Earth observations — in authentic, experiential learning environments.

AREN technologies promote necessary science literacy skills. Data capture and visualization tools — designed to integrate with The GLOBE Program — enable the expansion of GLOBE study sites with transects and vertical profiles.

GLOBE educators can learn more about each of the AREN developed technologies, including how they can be used in GLOBE protocols and learning activities, by clicking on the below links, or by joining an upcoming training session.

Questions, please contact Lisa Ogiemwonyi at


2024 Training Sessions

Are you interested in using kites and sensors to collect local data for science?  If so, you can apply
to participate in the next AREN training "Using Kites and Sensors to Collect Local Data for Science
with the AREN Project."
 The training will take place July 25, August 1, August 8, and August 15.

Please click here to apply for the training.  The deadline to apply is July 8, 2024.
Please click here to view a training flyer.

Questions, please contact Lisa Ogiemwonyi at

Thank you to everyone who attended the Spring 2024 TerraROVER Training.

Applications for the next training will be available at the beginning of 2025.