GLOBE Program in the First Half-Year of 2020

There were many exciting events going on in the GLOBE Program last year. We are grateful for your involvement and contribution and wish you a New Year 2020 filled with joy, peace and GLOBE!

What remarkable activities and events will come in the next six months?

Do you have any other GLOBE event, project or initiative that you want to share with Europe and Eurasia GLOBE Community? Let us know at


2020 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium


The GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium (IVSS) is a way for primary through undergraduate students from all GLOBE countries to showcase the results of their hard work by sharing their research projects. Now it's time for your students to show the world what they've learned!



What can you do?

  • Submit your student project  - reports will be accepted in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, and Croatian this year.
  • Volunteer scoring projects – judges are needed.


  • Reports accepted – mid-January - 10 March
  • Feedback and Virtual Badges Shared - 22 April
  • Drawing for stipends - 22 April

Details and examples of projects from our region are available here


Trees Around the GLOBE Campaign 

The main focus the campaign is on height of the trees, land cover, phenology and the vegetation biomass (Carbon Cycle).

What can you do?


2020 Spring Phenology Campaign


The campaign will continue with spring budburst and green up observations, international collaboration and much more. You can earn virtual badges on your school profile.

Register for participation in the campaign by February 23th!



What can you do?

  • Observe budburst and green up following 5 short activities for students.
  • Learn how phenology relates to climate change.
  • Collaborate with students from another school.


GLOBE Water Bodies Intensive Observation Period (IOP)


  • Join IOP in from March 23 to April 17
  • Join webinar on March 3 at 5 pm UTC



Let´s celebrate GLOBE Program´s 25th birthday


On 22 April 2020, we will begin the year-long celebration of our 25th Anniversary! Our Anniversary/ Earth Day webpage (currently under construction) will keep everyone informed as plans take shape.

What can you do?

  • Start to think about ideas how you will celebrate GLOBE 25th Anniversary.

  • Share your ideas with the Region Coordination Office.


Urban Heat Island Effect Field Campaign


Students can set up research studies at their own school such as looking at the difference between paved and unpaved areas and search for an answer to the question: "How does surface cover affect surface temperature?"



What can you do?

  • Join the IOP (intensive observation period) in March
  • Join webinars in February and April


GLOBE Games in the Czech Republic

Students and teachers are invited to 2020 GLOBE Games in the Czech Republic from 28th May to 31st May 2020. The event provides an unique opportunity to meet face-to-face and initiate inter-school collaborations all over Europe. GLOBE Games are organized by TEREZA Educational Center and hosted by Elementary school in Zbiroh. For details and application see the 2020 GLOBE Games announcement.


GLOBE’s 25th Anniversary Annual Meeting

Register for GLOBE’s 25th Anniversary Annual Meeting which will be held from 12-16 July 2020, in Washington, D.C., USA. The theme of the meeting is: “Reflecting on the Past, Looking to the Future.”

Registration is open now!



Start a collaboration project with schools from abroad with the support of Erasmus +

This is an opportunity for networking and mobility of GLOBE teachers and students. In past GLOBE schools submitted similar projects and succeeded.

What can you do?

  • Read detailed information here
  • Submit project applications on March 24, 2020 the latest


With regards,

Dana, Bara, Lenka

GLOBE Europe and Eurasia Region Coordination Office

News origin: Europe and Eurasia


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