GLOBE renews funding, plans virtual meeting with partners

In June, NASA renewed its cooperative agreement with GLOBE through February 2014. The new award begins in September. “We are very excited about GLOBE’s future and our renewed partnership with NASA,” says GLOBE director Ed Geary.

The program involves primary and secondary school students worldwide in hands-on science education activities. It plans to delve into environmental issues such as climate change, water quality and availability, and biodiversity over the next five years, according to Ed.

In other news, the GLOBE Program Office is postponing its annual partner meeting, to be held in Calgary, until 2010. The office received an overwhelming amount of feedback from the international GLOBE community describing its inability to attend the meeting due to the current economic situation. For 2009, GLOBE is organizing a virtual meeting on August 3-4. More information will be available online at the GLOBE website.