The GO3 Foundation

In the GO3 Project students at more than 100 schools in 25 countries around the world measure air pollutants and upload their data to a public database for graphing and display on Google Earth. Ground level ozone is measured in the Global Ozone Project, black carbon or “soot” is measured in the Black Carbon Experiment, and the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide is measured in the CO2 Project. In our newest project, GO3 Treks, students carry out “treks” of their own design to test hypotheses about sources and distributions of the primary pollutant black carbon and the secondary pollutant ozone. Together, GO3 students are learning and practicing the science of atmospheric chemistry, building the world’s first citizen database for air pollutants, and proposing solutions to global environmental problems.