Spring 2022 Intensive Observations Period for Tree Height and Land Cover

 

23 May 2022: UPDATE ON SPRING 2022 IOP

The Spring 2022 Tree Height and Land Cover Intensive Observation Period has ended. Thank you all for the amazing amount of tree height and land cover observations you submitted to the IOP and the GLOBE database.

During the IOP, there were 2,553 tree height observation from 979 locations in 24 GLOBE countries and 405 land cover observations from 215 locations in 16 GLOBE countries. Please see the graphic below.

As a proud Spring 2022 IOP participant, you can now download the Digital Participant Badge below. You can add it to your GLOBE Program online profile! Just right click on the badge below and save to your computer.


 

Archived Information About the Spring 2022 IOP

The Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign, GLOBE European Phenology Campaign, UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre (coordinator of GLOBE Poland), and the Urban Heat Island Effect - Surface Temperature Field Program, would like to invite you to participate in the Spring 2022 GLOBE Tree Height and Land Cover Intensive Observation Period (IOP), happening now, from 22 April through 22 May 2022. Everyone, from students to educators to citizen scientists can participate in the IOP by collecting Tree Height and Land Cover observations, using the traditional GLOBE protocol observations and/or the NASA GLOBE Observer App. Your observations will add significantly to the GLOBE database and provide vital data for GLOBE student researchers, as well as professional researchers, looking for tree height and land cover data from around the world.

This Spring 2022 IOP is part of the 4th year of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign and aligns to the 2022 European Phenology Spring Green Up Campaign, the 25th anniversary of GLOBE Poland, and the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Environmental Program. The IOP also parallels the 50th anniversary of the NASA-USGS Landsat Program, with its 50 years of remote sensing Earth observations, as well as several NASA missions such as ICESat-2, GEDI, and GPM. 

Will you join us in celebrating these milestones by taking vital tree height and land cover observations that will benefit global science research and provide important ground-based data for student and professional researchers?


 

Protocols

Even though the Spring 2022 IOP is focused on tree height and land cover, we have also added precipitation and surface temperature, as both are vital environmental variables that play a key role in tree height and land cover. We have also decided to include both GLOBE Program measurement protocols and those adapted for the GLOBE Program's app, GLOBE Observer

GLOBE Program Protocols

Biometry Tree Height

Land Cover

Precipitation

Surface Temperature

The GLOBE Program's app, GLOBE Observer

Trees Tool

Land Cover Tool

 

Kick-off Webinar Information

 

The Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research CampaignGLOBE European Phenology CampaignUNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre (coordinator of GLOBE Poland), and the Urban Heat Island Effect - Surface Temperature Field Program, would like to invite you to participate in the Spring 2022 GLOBE Tree Height and Land Cover Intensive Observation Period (IOP) from 22 April through 22 May 2022. You can participate in the IOP by collecting as many Tree Height and Land Cover observations as you wish, using the GLOBE protocol observations and/or the GLOBE Program's app, GLOBE Observer. We are hoping to get as much concentrated data in locations from all across the world to help student and professional researchers across the globe.

In 2019, NASA and UNEP signed an agreement to work together on GLOBE and UNEP activities including collaboration on environmental education, citizen science and environmental data collection and distribution. The Spring 2022 IOP will be part of the 4th year of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign and will align to the GLOBE European Phenology 2022 Spring Tree Campaign, the 25th anniversary of GLOBE Poland, and the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Environmental Programme. The IOP will also parallel the 50th anniversary of the NASA- USGS Landsat Program, with its 50 years of remote sensing Earth observations, and the NASA Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) mission’s observations of tree height from space.

Will you join us in celebrating these milestones by taking vital tree height and land cover observations that will benefit global science research and provide important ground-based data for student and professional researchers?

The Kick-off Webinar:

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 @ 11:00am EDT (3:00pm UTC). Spring 2022 Tree Height and Land Cover Intensive Observation Period (IOP) Kick-off Webinar: The Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign, in collaboration with the GLOBE European Phenology Campaign, United Nations Environment Programme/Global Resource Information Center (UNEP/GRID) Warsaw Centre, GLOBE Poland, and the Urban Heat Island Effect - Surface Temperature Field Campaign, held a special kick-off webinar for the Spring 2022 Tree Height and Land Cover Intensive Observation Period (IOP). The webinar was attended, live, by participants from Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Malta, Peru, Poland, Switzerland, and the United States.

 

Spring 2022 IOP Kickoff Webinar Presentations:

Introductions and More About the Spring 2022 Tree Height and Land Cover IOP (Peter Falcon and Brian Campbell)

GPM, Climate Change and Trees (Dorian Janney)

Looking at Trees from Below - European Phenology Campaign (Bara Semerakova)

GLOBE: Study the Urban Heat Island Effect (Dr. Kevin Czajkowski)

UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 25 years of GLOBE Poland (Ela Wołoszyńska-Wiśniewska)

 

Links to resources shown during the webinar

About the Spring 2022 IOP

AREN Terra ROVER Program

Urban Heat Island Effect Page for Students

Creation of Urban Het Islands Story Map

NASA BEST Digital Badges

Google Earth Engine

Make a Landsat GIF

MODIS Collections in Google Earth Engine

See Your Earth Now!

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