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12/10/2018
GLOBE Observer App Enhancements Now Available
The GLOBE Observer app is now enhanced with a number of new features and fixes.The recent update fixed several bugs, and reduced the download size of the app by about 50%. Additions included an "Opt-in" feature, new information links, an instruction graphic, and links that take you directly to the GLOBE Observer website and social media accounts.  >>

12/10/2018
NASA to Cloud-Gazing Citizen Scientists: Job Well Done
Give yourselves a pat on the back, citizen scientists! If the results from the GLOBE Cloud Observation Challenge between March 15 and April 15 are any indication, you certainly earned it. The number of observations the program received from cloud gazers around the world is staggering. During the month-long challenge period, GLOBE received just over 56,000 cloud observations from more than 15,000 locations in 99 countries on every continent, including icy Antarctica. This far surpassed GLOBE's last major influx of 19,000 cloud observations received for the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse.  >>

12/05/2018
More Languages Now Available on the GLOBE Observer App!
The GLOBE Observer App now offers several different languages translations: Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese!  >>

12/02/2018
NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: 2-8 Dec. 2018
Volunteer for Earth. This and more in this week's edition of the roundup. 1. VOLUNTEER: This Wednesday, December 5th is International Volunteering Day. What will you do to celebrate? Learn More 2. CITIZEN SCIENCE: Making citizen science observations is a good way to volunteer for our home planet. You could take observations of the clouds, sky and land, as well as help fight disease by looking at mosquito habitats. Learn more about how to make observations in the link below. Get the App 3. WORLD SOIL DAY: Wednesday is also...  >>

11/04/2018
NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: 4-10 Nov. 2018
Science days, mosquitoes and more. 1. ISCSMD: This coming Saturday (November 10th) is International Science Center and Science Museum Day. About the day: "The International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) is a yearly, global event illustrating the impact and reach of all the world’s science centers and science museums. It demonstrates the role these institutions play with their millions of visitors in raising awareness of—and engagement in—sustainable development and the solutions to worldwide challenges such as climate change, human health...  >>

10/28/2018
NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: 28 Oct. - 3 Nov. 2018
Happy almost-Halloween, everyone. This and more in this week's edition of the roundup. 1. FALL FOLIAGE: Have you been noticing color changes in the landscape around you? How about fall foliage? You can capture what you see with the Land Cover tool within the GLOBE Observer app. And if you haven't seen it already check out the some NASA's favorite fall foliage space views of Earth in the link below. Autumn Around the World Video  >>

10/19/2018
Land Cover Challenge Winners 2018
Citizen scientists from around the world submitted nearly 4,000 photos by the end of the 2018 Land Cover Challenge. The challenge took place from National Public Lands Day on September 22 to NASA’s 60th Anniversary on October 1.  >>

09/23/2018
NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: September 23-29 2018
Our Land Challenge is finishing up and more in this week's edition of the roundup. 1. LAND CHALLENGE: There are just a few days remaining in our Land Challenge -- ends October 1st (NASA's 60th anniversary). All participants will receive a virtual badge if they make an observation between now and October 1st. The top 10 observers will receive a digital certificate and be recognized by name by a NASA scientist on GLOBE Observer social media. More About the Challenge Preview the Badge General Video About the Land Cover Tool  >>

09/09/2018
NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: September 9-15 2018
This land is our land. A big release, new opportunities and more in this week's roundup. 1. ANNOUNCEMENT: Our team is proud to announce our newest and latest feature: Land Cover: Adopt a Pixel. With it, you can simply take photos of the land to help scientist make more detailed maps of our planet. Learn More 2. IMPACT: Why is this important? The more information we have about our world, the better we can be prepared for and mitigate natural disasters such as fires and landslides. Learn more by downloading the GLOBE Observer app. Or if you have it already, open it up and start using the Land Cover tool today. This land is our land. A big release, new opportunities and more in this week's roundup. 1. ANNOUNCEMENT: Our team is proud to announce our newest and latest feature: Land Cover: Adopt a Pixel. With it, you can simply take photos of the land to help scientist make more detailed maps of our planet. Learn More 2. IMPACT: Why is this important? The more information we have about our world, the better we can be prepared for and mitigate natural disasters such as fires and landslides. Learn more by downloading the GLOBE Observer app. Or if you have it already, open it up and start using the Land Cover tool today.  >>

09/02/2018
NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: September 2-8 2018
Happy Anniversary to Us! It's been two years and in this week's roundup we are walking down memory lane. 1. ANNIVERSARY: Our team has grown and changed somewhat over the last two years. As has the app: We first started with one tool: Clouds (back in the fall of 2016). Then added the option of sky color and more to Clouds in March 2017. Then came Mosquito Habitat Mapper in the spring of 2017. Recently, The GLOBE Program and the GLOBE Observer app have joined with the Department of State to help in the fight against zika with the GLOBE Zika Education and Prevention Project. This project is on going, but already has trained many in mosquito-disease-prone countries.  >>