Students from around the world will present their
research findings at the GLOBE Learning Expedition in
Sibenik, Croatia, from June 29 through July 4, 2003. The
Expedition is partially funded by NASA.

The international conference is a forum for student teams to
present the results of Earth science research projects about
atmosphere, climate, hydrology, soil, land cover/biology,
and phenology. The Expedition also gives students an
opportunity to experience and take measurements in a new
environment, meet other international participants, learn
from each other and GLOBE scientists.

Features of the conference include plenary and parallel
sessions of student research presentations that showcase
their use of Earth Science data. In addition, students will
have a day of fieldwork with scientists at Krka National
Park and on the island of Obonjan. An exhibit hall will
showcase displays from countries and schools worldwide.

Participants include approximately 400 students and teachers
from 23 countries. The United States held a Student
Investigation Reports Competition and selected 14 student
reports to represent America at the Expedition. Student
papers cover a range of scientific measurements and
represent the diverse regions and communities of the United

The Expedition is co-sponsored by the Croatian Ministry of
Education and Sports and the GLOBE Program. The GLOBE
Program, an international Earth science research and hands-
on education program, has reached more than one million
primary and secondary school students, in more than 13,000
schools, in more than 100 countries.

NASA’s Earth Science Enterprise is dedicated to
understanding the Earth as an integrated system and applying
Earth System Science to improve prediction of climate,
weather, and natural hazards using the unique vantage point
of space.

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