Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE)

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History

Initiative for the Programme first announced on Earth Day, 22 Apr 1994, (USA) by former Vice President Al Gore. Scientists and educators from around the world spent one year creating the foundational structure for the Programme, and formally began studen-teacher-scientist activities on Earth Day 1995. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was designated as lead agency. Along with NOAA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Science Foundation (NSF), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Department of Education provided funding, and Department of State, although not a funding agency, was involved in development and implementation of the international aspects of the programme.

Aims

Bring together students, teachers, scientists and community members to develop environmental awareness, understanding of other cultures and a sense of global community; offer a cross-curricular approach to the study of science, mathematics and technology in conjunction with geography, social studies, languages and the arts.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 0 countries
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Subjects *

  • Research, Standards
    • Inspection, Tests
  • Education
    • Education
  • Environment
    • Environment

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

G1507

Last News Received

1. Jun 2012
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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