Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE)

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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.


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.


An interagency programme with a management infrastructure; supported by the US Department of State. Implemented by GLOBE Program Office (GPO) through a cooperative agreement between NASA and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), Boulder CO (USA). International Division of the Programme, including the GLOBE Help Desk and GLOBE North America Regional Office, located at UCAR-GLOBE satellite office, University of Texas, Tyler TX (USA).


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

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



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