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Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop on Google Earth Engine

Date 4–8 June, 2018
Venue ICIMOD Headquarters, Nepal
Contact Persons Rajesh Bahadur Thapa
Type Workshop
Programmes MENRIS, SERVIR-HKH

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), in partnership with the Institute of Remote Sensing, Jahangirnagar University (IRS-JU), will conduct a five-day Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop on the Google Earth Engine (GEE) platform, under its SERVIR Hindu Kush Himalaya (SERVIR–HKH) initiative. ICIMOD had organized several trainings on GEE in Nepal and Bangladesh in 2017.

Google’s GEE platform can be used for large- and small-scale scientific analysis and visualization of geospatial datasets. It stores, organizes, and provides access to a wide variety of satellite images and geospatial datasets, and is capable of global- scale environmental data analysis. In addition to the tools and cloud computational powers necessary for analysing large datasets, the GEE platform also offers Application Programme Interfaces (APIs) in JavaScript and Python. GEE is widely used by researchers, nonprofit organizations, educators, and government agencies to analyze large-scale geospatial data and is available free of cost to non- commercial users.

Objectives

The workshop aims to train faculty from Jahangirnagar University on geospatial data analysis using GEE. These faculty had participated in beginner-level GEE training organized by ICIMOD and IRS–JU in Dhaka last year. The ToT workshop will be an opportunity to discuss and refine training materials and prepare teaching professionals to conduct GEE trainings in Bangladesh. In addition to a basic introduction of remote sensing and usage of GEE, the training will cover advanced topics in geospatial applications such as mapping vegetation, land use and land cover, water resources, collecting earth online, teaching GEE effectively, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting. After the training, trainers will be able to deliver similar trainings in Bangladesh with minimum supervision from ICIMOD.