GLOBE-Environmental Education and Science for K-12 Students


Program Description:

The University of New Hampshire, in Durham, is home to the Land Cover and Remote Sensing protocols of the GLOBE Program. GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) is a worldwide community of students, teachers, scientists, and citizens working together to better understand, sustain, and improve Earth's environment at local, regional, and global scales. The Mission is to promote the teaching and learning of science, enhance environmental literacy and stewardship, and promote scientific discovery. This presentation will share more about the GLOBE program and the initiative at UNH.


Russell G. Congalton

Russell Congalton, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, is a professor of GIS and remote sensing at the University of New Hampshire. He received a Faculty Excellence Award in 2005. His research interests are divided almost equally between basic research on spatial data uncertainty/map accuracy and applied research applying the tools of remote sensing, GIS, and spatial data analysis to solving natural resource problems. These projects have included deer and bear habitat mapping, endangered plant habitat analysis, mapping forest change, fire and fuels management, and eelgrass mapping, to name just a few.

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