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Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE)


The GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) Program is an international science and education program that focuses on promoting scientific literacy and building connections between people passionate about the environment. GLOBE has three primary goals: increasing environmental awareness, contributing to increased scientific understanding of the Earth and supporting improved student achievement in science and mathematics. By participating in GLOBE, students, teachers, researchers and lifelong learners can connect with the program’s global community.

Announced by the U.S. Government on Earth Day in 1994, GLOBE launched its worldwide implementation in 1995.

GLOBE is jointly sponsored by U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), with support from the 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.


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.



Latest update: 31.10.2023