AGU Research Spotlight Highlights NASA GLOBE Citizen Science Research
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) recently selected a technical paper produced as a part of NASA Earth Science Education Collaborative (NESEC) activities to be featured as a Research Spotlight on https://eos.org and on the journal's website. AGU Research Spotlights "summarize the research and findings of the best accepted articles for the broad Earth and space science community". This paper describes the data reported by citizen scientists during the first three years since the release of the NASA Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program's Mosquito Habitat Mapper in Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands, and Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as a closer examination of data in three cities in Senegal, West Africa. The analysis described in the paper features school intern and citizen scientist contributions. One of the paper's authors, Matteo Kimura, was a 2020 NASA STEM Enhancement in Earth Science (SEES) high school summer research intern and citizen scientist, who is profiled here: https://observer.globe.gov/news-events-and-people/people/-/obspeopledetail/19589576/matteo-kimura.
"We have the privilege of living in a time where we have access to so much technology to expand our understanding of the world and improve the human condition. These things inspire me to try to make the most of these opportunities." -Matteo Kimura, 2020 NASA SEES High School Summer Research Intern and Coauthor of the GeoHealth Article
For more information about NASA Science Activation NESEC activities, please visit https://science.nasa.gov/science-activation-team/nesec (Award No. NNX16AE28A).
Citation: 2021 Low, R., Boger, R., Nelson, P. and Kimura, M. GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper citizen science data 2017-2020. Published August 19, GeoHealth. DOI: 10.1029/2021GH000436.