GLOBE Connections

Flow and Energy and Matter - Protocols and Campaigns

GLOBE Earth as a System Community

Carbon Cycle The Globe Carbon Cycle project is one of four Earth System Science Projects (ESSPs) funded by NASA and NSF to develop hands-on, intermediate and secondary school-based science activities for the GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) Program.Carbon Cycle

GLOBE Carbon Cycle is focused on bringing the most cutting-edge research and research techniques in the field of terrestrial ecosystem carbon cycling into the classroom. It uses a systems-thinking approach to gain a foundation in the carbon cycle and its relation to climate and energy. The materials incorporate a diverse set of activities geared toward upper-middle and high school students. The protocols can be found here

Protocol Bundles

GLOBE has developed protocol bundles which are designed to incorporate measurement protocols from different spheres to study different topics including ENSO and the water cycle. They can all be found here

ENSO protocol bundleEl Nino

El Niño and La Niña are important climatic phenomenon that can have impacts on the climate globally causing flooding and droughts as well as changes in seasonal weather. These interactions around the world are called teleconnections. Considering the importance of this issue, a GLOBE ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) Campaign has been formulated to engage students in determining where and how much El Niño affects local places and to put students in contact with the resulting patterns in their local environment. There are several protocols which are part of this bundle.


Water Cycle protocol bundleWater Cycle

Water—the main reason for life on Earth—continuously circulates through one of Earth’s most powerful systems: the water cycle. Water flows endlessly between the ocean, atmosphere, and land. Earth’s water is a finite, fixed amount, meaning that the amount of water in, on, and above our planet does not increase or decrease.

NASA studies water in a variety of ways, using satellites, airborne campaigns, and ground-based measurements to collect data. These data are used for many real world applications to answer vital questions that are essential to our survival on this amazing “water planet”. The data that GLOBE scientists, teachers, and students collect are also vital and help us to become better informed and engaged stewards for the water in our environment. There are several protocols which are part of this bundle.

Measurement Campaigns 

There are various measurement campaigns in GLOBE. The are organized by sphere on this page. Campaigns specific to Earth as a System are:


AEROKATS and ROVER Education Network (AREN) AREN


Arctic and Earth SIGNs Arctic and Earth Signs


GLOBE Mission EARTH GLOBE Mission Earth


NASA Earth Science Education Collaborative Mosquito Campaign