On Wednesday, April 6th, 2022, the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign held a special kick-off webinar for the Spring 2022 Tree Height and Land Cover Intensive Observation Period (in collaboration with the GLOBE European Phenology Campaign, United Nations Environment Programme/Global Resource Information Center Warsaw Centre, GLOBE Poland, and the Urban Heat Island Effect - Surface Temperature Field Campaign).
NASA Science Activation’s Globe Mission Earth and NASA Earth Science Education Collaborative (NESEC) project teams were there to present the GLOBE protocols: Land Cover, Trees, Precipitation, and Surface Temperature. Participants in this April 22 – May 22 campaign can use the GLOBE Observer App to enter their own observations/data and compare it data with satellite data from ICESat-2 (Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite 2), GEDI (Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation) on the International Space Station, Landsat 9, and GPM (Global Precipitation Measurement satellite). Participants can also earn a digital badge from GLOBE for entering their data.
This webinar was attended live, by participants from Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Malta, Peru, Poland, Switzerland, and the United States.
Kickoff Webinar Presentations included:
Introductions and More About the Spring 2022 Tree Height and Land Cover IOP (Peter Falcon and Brian Campbell, NESEC)
GPM, Climate Change and Trees (Dorian Janney)
Looking at Trees from Below - European Phenology Campaign (Bara Semerakova)
GLOBE: Study the Urban Heat Island Effect (Dr. Kevin Czajkowski, GLOBE Mission Earth)
UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 25 years of GLOBE Poland (Ela Wołoszyńska-Wiśniewska)
Learn more about how to participate in the campaign:
Watch the webinar recording: https://youtu.be/WLQgTUUcT6A.
(NASA Science Activation Award Numbers: GME NNX16AC54A and NESEC NNX16AE28A)