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Three GLOBE Campaigns Present at the Latin America Conference

Updated on December 2, 2020 - 3:06 PM CST
Posted on December 1, 2020 - 12:12 AM CST

Tags: Educator | Outreach | Nuggets | Earth Science

The 17th GLOBE Latin American Conference led by Mariana Savino, regional coordinator, occurred virtually from November 18-20, 2020. Three GLOBE campaigns, Mission Mosquito, Urban Heat Island Effect-Surface Temperature Campaign and Trees around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign, showcased their interconnectedness to the audience on Friday, November 20. Each speaker described the campaign’s purpose, method of collecting and submitting data, the value of the research and its connections to NASA.

Mosquito Habitat Mapper: Dr. Russanne (Rusty) Low  from the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies explains how to enter data on the Mosquito Habitat Mapper App and its connection to NASA Earth Observations.

Trees around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign: Mr. Brian Campbell, from NASA Wallops Space Flight Center, discussed why tree height is important and how the GLOBE ground-based tree height data can be compared to the space-based tree height data collected by the ICESat-2 satellite.

Mosquito Habitat Mapper and Trees around the GLOBE are part of NESEC.

Urban Heat Island Effect-Surface Temperature Field Campaign: Dr. Kevin Czajkowski, lead scientist on the campaign from the University of Toledo, informs the group of the My NASA Data Story Maps that are available to teachers and their students. 

Urban Heat Island Effect-Surface Temperature Field Campaign is part of the worked done by GLOBE Mission Earth.