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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.


2024 Training Sessions

Educators and others who would like to participate in the AREN Project can sign up for one of the 2024 training sessions. Sessions will be available online and at selected sites on the following dates:

To register for a training, or to learn more about the AREN Project generally, email Lisa Ogiemwonyi at