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The GLOBE Program Overview

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GLOBE is a community of people passionate about teaching and learning Earth System Science. Members across the world collaborate with each other and use GLOBE’s extensive collection of resources to do real science. They provide environmental data that can be used to complement NASA research efforts and further community or individual investigations, thereby helping people gain a better understanding of the environment.
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Vision and Mission

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In 1994, when the concept of GLOBE was launched, the original GLOBE team developed vision and mission statements for the program. Largely unchanged since their creation, these statements are as follows:

Vision: A worldwide community of students, teachers, scientists, and citizens working together to better understand, sustain, and improve Earth's environment at local, regional, and global scales.

Mission: To increase awareness of individuals throughout the world about the global environment, contribute to increased scientific understanding of the Earth and support improved student achievement in science and mathematics.

These statements remain the guiding principles for The GLOBE Program as it continues to move forward, expanding its community and consequently its growth in its scientific database.


Announced in 1994, The GLOBE Program began operations on Earth Day 1995. Today, the international GLOBE network has grown to include representatives from more than 125 participating countries coordinating GLOBE activities that are integrated into their local and regional communities.
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