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GLOBE Highlighted at Annual Global Climate Conference: COP27

NASA’s Earth science missions and climate research teach us more about the planet and provide unique insights into the present and future impacts of our changing climate. Credits: NASA

NASA’s Earth science missions and climate research teach us more about the planet and provide unique insights into the present and future impacts of our changing climate.

Credits: NASA

United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27)

Egypt is hosting the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, from 06-18 November. The COP27 summit brings together countries from around the world to increase ambition by implementing existing goals and strengthening commitments to solutions that address climate change.

To learn more about COP27, click here.

U.S. Center at COP27

The U.S. Center is the location for presenting U.S. climate leadership at COP27. The U.S. Center is featuring dozens of events throughout the two weeks of COP27 and will feature a diversity of actors and actions working together on climate concerns.   

To learn more, and to view the presentation schedule, click here. (All U.S. Center events will be livestreamed on the U.S Center at COP27 homepage and the U.S. Center YouTube channel  All times listed are local time to Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.)


NASA’s vantage point from space provides critical information to advance understanding of our changing planet, including impacts from greenhouse gas emissions, the effects of warming including the decline of Arctic Sea ice, rising sea levels, more severe wildfires and shifting animal migration patterns.

“NASA has a unique role in the global effort to continue understanding impacts of climate change and in addressing and mitigating those impacts,” said NASA

Administrator Bill Nelson. “Beyond our Earth-observing satellites in space, instruments and research which provide an unparalleled understanding of our home planet, we are committed to working with our international partners to provide free and open data to the public. NASA is excited to be part of the discussions at COP27 to help answer the most pressing questions in addressing climate change.”

Throughout the conference, NASA staff and scientists will speak at several events and give presentations at the NASA Hyperwall, an interactive visual display of NASA imagery and data. Staff in attendance will include:

  • Kate Calvin, NASA’s chief scientist and senior climate advisor
  • Susie Perez Quinn, NASA’s chief of staff
  • Tahani Amer, program executive, NASA Earth Science Division
  • Laura Lorenzoni, program scientist, ocean biology and biochemistry, NASA Earth Science Division
  • Mike Falkowski, program scientist, terrestrial ecology, NASA Earth Science Division

(To inquire about interview availability with one or more of these staff members, media should contact Tylar Greene at

The NASA Hyperwall will be a main attraction at the U.S. Center. NASA scientists will provide two presentations per day, showing how NASA’s global leadership in climate science and research helps model and predict ocean health, heat waves, wildfires, hurricanes, floods, and droughts.

To view the full list of NASA presentations offered during the conference, click here.  

Climate adaptation and mitigation efforts cannot succeed without robust climate observations and research. NASA’s fleet of satellites and instruments observe how the planet is changing and measure key climate indicators, such as rising sea level, intensity of precipitation, and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

NASA is currently working to launch the next generation of Earth observing satellites- the Earth System Observatory, which will provide a 3D, holistic view of Earth to help us better understand what our planet’s changes mean for humanity. NASA is also designing an Earth Information Center, which will allow people to see how our planet is changing and provide easy-to-use information and resources that support decision makers to mitigate, adapt and respond to climate change.  

For more information about NASA’s Earth science programs, click here.

The GLOBE Program at COP27

In addition to other GLOBE-related presentations and/or discussions associated with the program’s efforts in climate education, the NASA Hyperwall presentation: “The GLOBE Program: Engaging Youth and Citizen Scientists in Understanding our Environment” will take place on Thursday, 10 November (04:30 p.m. Eastern European Time/EET, which is 09:30 a.m. ET). Dr. Tahani Amer, program executive, NASA Earth Science Division, will host the presentation. (To learn more about Dr. Amer, click here.)

To view a video demonstrating climate education in Israel (with GLOBE schools, teachers and students), click here.

News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office