Public Users' Roadmap

Welcome to GLOBE!

To help public users (those without a GLOBE account) navigate the GLOBE website, we've created this roadmap of popular features and content available for all visitors.  Click on a section header to display links to related GLOBE content, resources, and available tutorials. 

​​​​​​​Already have an account?  Log-in to see all User Road maps.
GLOBE Protocols

GLOBE Protocol Guides and instructions are open to everyone.
​​​​​​​Learn about the GLOBE Protocols and how to use them in your classroom.

GLOBE Classroom Activities
Download free classroom activities that can be used without submitting GLOBE observations (although, the activities are more fun if you do).

​​​​​​​There are over 2304 million environmental measurements across 40+ protocols that are open to the public. Use one of our tools to access the data.

  • ​​​​​​​Visualization System - Good for viewing data on a map or chart and for comparing data from multiple sites.
  • ​​​​​​​Advanced Data Access Tool (ADAT) - Good for downloading large amounts of data to a spreadsheet.
  • ​​​​​​​GLOBE API - The GLOBE API is focused on supporting developers who want to use a programmatic interface to retrieve GLOBE data

Discover student projects from around the world with GLOBE's easy-to-use database. From studies on bacteria in the Mississippi River to microplastics in the Adriatic Sea, students and teachers can browse a wealth of student-conducted research to spark their next scientific inquiry. They can also filter the reports through various search parameters to find exactly what they are looking for.
Go to the Student Research Reports section


Whether it's walking you through the scientific process, learning from professional researchers, or playing games to learn more about the Earth, GLOBE offers many resources to help you become a better student scientist. Check out our different pages below to learn more about the different materials you can use to enhance your GLOBE student experience.​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Visit the Student Resources section

The GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN) and STEM Professional's Blogs comprise an online collaborative effort where the scientists associated with GLOBE post articles describing recent GLOBE outreach activities and research efforts related to a variety of science topics.

​​​​​​​Go to the Scientist Blogs section

  • Visit GLOBE News and Events – see the latest News and Events to learn about how GLOBE is impacting communities around the world.​​​​​​​

  • See GLOBE Stars -GLOBE Star Stories highlight extraordinary examples of projects, events, and activities conducted around the world that align with GLOBE and our mission.


There are a number of different accounts you can request to join GLOBE and begin contributing to GLOBE and NASA.

Learn more about the GLOBE Program and how it is used by educators and citizen scientists.
Citizen scientists are encouraged to create a GLOBE Observer account and begin recording measurements for Clouds, Land Cover, Mosquito Habitat Mapper, Trees or Eclipse.
Learn more about GLOBE Observer accounts.

Teachers/Educators are encouraged to start with a GLOBE Observer account or take advantage of the resources associated with becoming a GLOBE Educator.
Learn more about GLOBE Educator accounts.