GLOBE Observer Programme
Science City, Kolkata is participating in a Global Experiment from October 1 till October 15 where students from different city schools will make environmental observations, photograph clouds and record sky observation with a GLOBE observer app. This is in partnership with GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) and NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), the satellite observations would further be applied in studying the Earth and global environment by the scientists for a global event to be held onNovember 10,2016 on the occasion of the World Science Day for Peace and Development.
The objective is to make a worldwide visualization of cloud coverage that would be an effective tool in activities relating to various sustainable development goals. Clouds are highly variable and predicting their future evolution is one of the major challenges faced by climate scientists.