Training of trainers workshop on synthetic aperture radar and Google Earth Engine

Date 15 Jul 2019 to 19 Jul 2019
Venue Pokhara, Nepal
Contact Persons
Type Workshop
Programmes Mountain Environment Regional Information System (MENRIS), SERVIR-HKH

ICIMOD will conduct a five-day training event on “Training of trainers on synthetic aperture radar and Google Earth Engine” in Pokhara, Nepal, from 15 to 19 July 2019. Through this training course, ICIMOD aims to strengthen the competencies of key academic partners in Nepal in the use of cloud computing technology, SAR data, and related applications. The course is part of the institutional capacity-building activities for partner organizations in Nepal under ICIMOD’s SERVIR Hindu Kush Himalaya (SERVIR-HKH) Initiative. SERVIR-HKH is the regional hub of the SERVIR programme, a joint development initiative of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). SERVIR works in partnership with leading regional organizations worldwide to help developing countries use information provided by Earth observation data and geospatial information technologies (GIT) for managing water, weather and climate risks, agriculture and food security, and land use.


This training aims to train faculty from academic institutions in Nepal on the use of SAR data and GEE for various applications. The course will provide theoretical and practical knowledge in using SAR data and GEE.

Expected Outcomes

Upon completion of the training, the participants will have a better understanding about the concepts and general applications of SAR remote sensing data and GEE cloud computing and their potential/limitations for particular applications. Participants will be able to deliver similar trainings to a wider audience including university students in Nepal.

Expected Participants

The course will bring together participants from the Institute of Forestry, Hetauda; Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel; Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur; and the following institutions from Pokhara – Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pashchimanchal Campus, and the Institute of Forestry. Prior knowledge in remote sensing, GIS, and programming experience will be useful, although the course will briefly introduce the basics of JavaScript.

*Participation in the training event is by invitation only.