($80,000 over 1 year. awarded 2010)
This initiative will bring global environmental data to the attention of a wide audience in an exciting and engaging manner. The focal point of this project is a two-metre glowing globe featuring bright, moving images related to climate and weather phenomena, such as temperature, rainfall, pollution, etc. Suspended in the air, this globe is a powerful and exciting visual educational tool. Researchers are developing programs to bring this experience to various audiences, including school-children, students, decision-makers, scientists, and the general public.