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2023 Learning Expedition to the Sea

September 30 - October 04, 2023 | Male’, Maldives

Bringing Together Students, Teachers and Scientists to Increase Scientific Understanding of the Earth through Research.

GLOBE Asia – Pacific Regional Coordination Office
GLOBE – Maldives

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
GLOBE Implementation Office




Check-In and Registration



09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Introductions to GLOBE Initiative
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Participating student presenting their GLOBE projects they are involved in and their findings
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM Lunch Break
02:00 PM - 05:00 PM School visit 1 (Hulhumale’ School 2)
  • Showcasing school’s work (presentations/demonstrations)
  • Cultural show and/or networking
  • 02


    09:00 AM - 09:30 AM Travel to Male’ (Bus/Boat)
    10:00 AM - 01:30 PM Teaching a GLOBE protocol to GLOBE teachers
  • 1 hour theory
  • 1 hour practical
  • 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM Lunch break
    02:30 PM - 04:30 PM Discussion
    04:30 PM - 05:30 PM Travel to Hulhumale’ (Bus/Boat)
    05:30 PM - 07:00 PM Free Evening



    08:30 AM - 09:00 AM Travel to Villingili (Ferry Boat)
    09:30 AM - 10:30 AM School visit 2 (Muhidheen School 1)
  • Showcasing school’s work (presentations/demonstrations)
  • 10:30 AM - 01:00 PM Collaborative Data collection in Villingili
  • Combined international and local students with GLOBE Teachers helping out
  • A predetermined objective (how about something related to plastic pollution?)
  • Students in mixed groups (2-3 protocols)
  • Data entry using apps
  • 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Lunch Break
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM Closing Ceremony on the beach or at Muhidheen School
  • Awarding of Certificate for Plastic Protocol Trained participants, certificate awarding to participating students and teachers
  • 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM* Free for shopping exploring etc. (Villingili, Male’ or Hulhumale’?)



    Departure Day

    Who will you meet?

    Dr. Desh Bandhu

    Coordinator, GLOBE Asia - Pacific Regional Coordination Office

    Mr. Rifath Naeem

    Country Coordinator

    Teachers and Trainers


    Expedition starts in

    About Learning Expedition to the Sea.

    This annual event is organized by the GLOBE Asia-Pacific Coordination Office (APO), it aims to bring together students, teachers, and the scientific community from different Asia-Pacific countries to collectively “learn through observation” issues surrounding our oceans and water systems due to man-made and natural events. Participants will also learn how to use GLOBE Protocols as a means to contribute to the understanding of the Earth System and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

    The Expedition will be an opportunity for teams of GLOBE students from the Asia-Pacific region to meet one another, learn together, and showcase the results of their GLOBE projects.

    In addition to the student presentations, special events for training participants on the GLOBE Salinity Protocol will also be organized.

    Students in the region will have chance to get to know one another and work together on projects to improve their local communities, express themselves creatively, and build a genuine understanding of the world outside their neighbourhood through cross-cultural sharing and regional relationships

    Schools will be connected with two to four other schools in the region using online Video Conferencing and Collaboration Tools. Students will build relationships and learn from students in Philippines, Mongolia, Maldives, Taiwan, Thailand and beyond!

    Accommodation for the Expedition

    Huvan Beach
    LOT 10710, Kaanimagu,
    K. Hulhumale’, Rep of Maldives.

    Phone: 00960 3355899
    Email: huvanbeach@gmail.com

    About the GLOBE Program

    The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is an international science and education program. It provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment.

    There are more than 38500 GLOBE schools in 127 countries around the world. Over 800 thousand students have participated in GLOBE contributing more than 233 million measurements to the GLOBE database for use in their inquiry-based science projects.