The GLOBE Implementation Office is pleased to announce a new project in partnership with the United States Department of State. The GLOBE Zika Education and Prevention project is a global initiative, connecting citizen scientists around the world. These webpages are home to project information, digital resources, and provide a community gathering place for project participants.
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The GLOBE Zika Education and Prevention project, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, is pushing the edge of citizen science impact, enlisting thousands of students, teachers, and communities to collect data on mosquitoes for a global mapping project. This project has an ambitious target of adding 100,000 new measurements to the GLOBE database by the end of the program.
The project works with citizen scientists, public health officials, teachers, and students to safely collect larvae samples in 30 Zika-affected countries in three GLOBE regions. The project encourages STEM studies and builds networks with public health officials to better control mosquitoes and reduce mosquito-borne infectious disease. Global data collection on this scale will help international scientists predict new outbreaks. Beyond the 30 Zika-affected countries identified, we encourage other GLOBE countries to join in this collaboration to help fight Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases using the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper.