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12/10/2018
Help Make a Better World Land Map with NASA App
tarting this month, you can be part of a project to create more detailed satellite-based global maps of land cover by sharing photos of the world around you in a new NASA citizen science project. The project is a part of GLOBE Observer, a citizen science program that lets you contribute meaningful data to NASA and the science community. The GLOBE Observer app, introduced in 2016, includes a new “Land Cover: Adopt a Pixel” module that enables citizen scientists to photograph with their smartphones the landscape, identify the kinds of land cover they see (trees, grass, etc.), and then match their observations to satellite data. Users can also share their knowledge of the land and how it has changed. “Adopt a Pixel” is designed to fill in details of the landscape that are too small for global land-mapping satellites to see.  >>

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  >>

12/10/2018
Land Cover Challenge
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. People from 25 countries, representing all of the GLOBE regions, contributed their land cover observations. Land scientists gathered together to thank the participants and congratulate the top observers in the video above. Because of a six-way tie, there were 11 top observers, who will each receive a certificate recognizing their contributions to citizen science. Everyone who participated in the challenge will receive a badge in the GLOBE Observer app.  >>

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  >>

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...  >>

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!  >>

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.  >>

05/20/2017
NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: 14-20 May 2017
Do you know your cumulus clouds? How about cumulus congestus or pryrocumulus? This, a couple of anniversaries and more in this week's roundup.  >>

02/10/2018
NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: 3-10 February 2018
When you hear the word cheerleader, no doubt you think of the sports variety. High kicks, pom poms, and special calls and chants. But a cheerleader does not have to just promote sports. Have you ever considered being a cheerleader for citizen science? A few cheerleaders, memorabilia, and more in this week's edition of the roundup. "Let's Go Citizen Science!"  >>

06/17/2017
NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: 11-17 June 2017
Clouds and floods and landslides and more in this week's roundup.  >>