What kind of air projects can citizen scientist carry out?

One example of a citizen science project around air quality is the globe project. The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Programme is an international science and education programme that provides school students with the opportunity to participate in data collection and to contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the earth system and global environment.

GLOBE was re-launched in Ireland in 2017 and this two-year pilot programme is managed by An Taisce in partnership with the EPA.  Participating schools learn about air quality and the weather by making scientific measurements and using their data to carry out research.

Further details of GLOBE in Ireland are available from An Taisce and this video summarizes the programme.  The GLOBE Learning Expedition was held in Killarney, Co. Kerry in 2018.  Watch this short video to find out more.

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