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Over 6,000 Photos Added to GLOBE Database During 2021 Mosquito Habitat Photo Challenge

2021 Mosquito Habitat Photo Challenge shareable, showing a lake, grasses, plants, and the Sun

The GLOBE Program would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2021 Mosquito Habitat Photo Challenge, which concluded on 25 August. During this month-long challenge, more than 6,200 new mosquito and land cover photos were added to the GLOBE database to support new research in artificial intelligence

Data submissions came from 516 teachers, students, and volunteer scientists in 31 different countries. The top contributing countries by data count were (in this order): Thailand, the United States, India, Argentina, Colombia, and the Taiwan Partnership.

To learn more about the challenge, click here.

To check out the “thank you” video, click here.

To download a participation certificate and badge, click here.

To learn more about new research in artificial intelligence, click here.

Ways to Keep Learning:

The Challenge may be over but every mosquito larva and land cover observation you continue to make and upload contributes to a better understanding of mosquitoes and the habitats they prefer.

  • Visit the Mosquitoes Toolkit ( where you will find a library full of videos, activities, articles, and more – all about mosquitoes. 
  • Join the Tuesday, 21 September. Trees Around the GLOBE webinar: “Celebrating Land Cover and Tree Height Observations from the Ground and Space with the Launch of the Landsat 9 Satellite: Celebrating the First Three Years of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign by Taking a Deeper Dive into the Landsat, ICESat-2, GEDI, GPM, and ECOSTRESS Missions” at 1:00 p.m. EDT (5:00 p.m. UTC). The webinar will highlight the first three years of the campaign by showcasing the land cover, tree height, and greenings observations taken by students, citizen scientists, and space-based satellites and instruments.

Don’t forget to “opt-in” to The GLOBE Program’s app, GLOBE Observer! Simply go to the settings menu in the app (small gear icon, bottom right), select "Opt-In/Opt-Out Settings" and then select “Yes” (under "Receive GLOBE Observer News" to receive future messages at the email address associated with your GLOBE account).

News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office