GLOBE Observer: Locally-Based Global Citizen Science

Conversation Date: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016
1:00 PM PT (4:00 PM ET)
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With the new GLOBE Observer app, everyone around the world can contribute meaningfully to NASA Earth Science missions. The inaugural “GLOBE Clouds” content allows users to collect data that helps scientists interpret satellite observations of clouds—a critical observation for understanding climate and climate change. Upcoming projects will have citizen scientists assisting with the monitoring of land cover and mosquito populations. GLOBE Clouds is also a great opportunity for institutions to engage visitors and build citizen science communities. As a featured part of UNESCO and ASTC’s International Science Center and Science Museum Day this fall, GLOBE Observer will be encouraging people to use the app – through their local science institutions - to join in a worldwide experiment. Learn how to get your institution and community involved! Project Coordinator Holli Riebeek Kohl will provide the NASA science background, introduce hands-on activities, and answer questions about the app and GLOBE Observer.

You might want to have the actual app loaded and registered for the talk:  GLOBE Observer for Android and iPhones.

And for the videos in the presentation and more:  See the GLOBE YouTube Channel.

Speaker: Holli Riebeek Kohl has been working in education and communication in the Earth Sciences Division at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center since 2003. Prior to becoming the project coordinator for GLOBE Observer, she wrote for the award-winning Earth Observatory website and led education and communication efforts for the Terra and Landsat missions. Kohl has degrees in physics and science communication.

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