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The October Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Intensive Observation Period Has Begun!

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The October Intensive Observation Period (IOP) for the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign has begun, and will run throughout the month. The focus  of this IOP is on land cover.

IOPs are focused periods of time where participants are encouraged to collect large amounts of data and enter it in the GLOBE database. Data that is collected during an IOP will provide other GLOBE students, scientists, researchers, and educators large amounts of concentrated data over a short period of time. This can also be referred to as "Data Density." Ground-based data density can serve as way to help validate data coming from satellites and airborne instruments.

For the October IOP, students will take measurements of land cover and one additional protocol from the suite of campaign protocols (found at:; take measurements at least three times per week for the month at the same study site for both protocols; and report the number of land cover measurements and identify the additional protocol measurement and number of measurements by 05 November to Brian Campbell at:

Each IOP participant will receive a Virtual Land Cover IOP Badge. The GLOBE school with the most collected land cover data and additional protocol data will receive a virtual one-on-one Q&A session with a NASA scientist, researcher, or engineer; and a Virtual Land Cover IOP Winner Badge. The major goal here is to have students compare their measurements seasonally and with other GLOBE school measurements from around the world.

To learn more about the October IOP, click here.

To learn more about the Trees Around the GLOBE, including how to start taking measurements, how to retrieve relevant data, how to view ICESat-2 Satellite data, and how to connect to the campaign community, click here.

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News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office