The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is an international science and education program that provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment. Announced by the U.S. Government on Earth Day in 1994, GLOBE launched its worldwide implementation in 1995.
A worldwide community of students, teachers, scientists, and citizens working together to better understand, sustain, and improve Earth's environment at local, regional, and global scales.
To promote the teaching and learning of science, enhance environmental literacy and stewardship, and promote scientific discovery.
GLOBE provides grade level-appropriate, interdisciplinary activities and investigations about the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and soil/pedosphere, which have been developed by the scientific community and validated by teachers. GLOBE connects students, teachers, scientists, and citizens from different parts of the world to conduct real, hands-on science about their local environment and to put this in a global perspective.
GLOBE is sponsored by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Department of State. Internationally, GLOBE is implemented through government-to-government agreements with each country partner responsible for in-country activities. As the lead agency for GLOBE in the U.S., NASA has the primary responsibility for administering the government-to-government agreements, and for the management of the GLOBE Implementation Office (GIO) and the data and information system that support the worldwide implementation.
GLOBE Regional Coordination Office – Asia Pacific
The primary role of Regional Coordination Office is to conduct support services to the countries in their respective region, rather than have this support stem solely from the GLOBE Implementation Office (GIO). In general, each GLOBE Regional Coordination Office is responsible to provide the following services:
- Help Desk and basic support services to all community members in the region;
- Sustainability through identification and generation of external funding from sources within and outside of the region;
- Translation of relevant GLOBE and GIO communications and regionally-produced materials in the languages of the region if needed, and dissemination of information to community members;
- Recruitment of community members in existing countries and identification and assistance
of recruitment of new countries in the region in collaboration with the GIO Director (or
- Logistical organization of regional student research campaigns and any other events
(including the Annual Region Meeting) as outlined and agreed upon by the Regional
Governance Board or advisory committees;
- Building and collaborating with the region's Alumni and Scientist Network;
- Record keeping and evaluation reporting as required by the GIO.