Training Workshop on Google Earth Engine 2018

Date 9 Apr 2018 to 13 Apr 2018
Venue ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal
Contact Persons Rajesh Thapa
Type Training

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) will conduct a five-day training workshop on the Google Earth Engine (GEE) platform under its SERVIR Hindu Kush Himalaya (SERVIR-HKH) Initiative. ICIMOD organized two successive 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 imageries and geospatial datasets, and offers global-scale environmental data analysis capabilities. In addition to the tools and cloud computational powers necessary for analyzing 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 governmental agencies to analyze large-scale geospatial data, and is available free of cost for non-commercial users.

This training offers participants an opportunity to gain hands-on experience using GEE to complete a series of real-world environmental remote sensing projects for beginners, intermediates, and experts. Participants will be able to develop an integrative project that encompasses remotely sensed data inputs, processing, and analyses for an environmental scientific investigation.

Prior programming experience and knowledge in JavaScript is required, as the course will touch on the basics of selected programming languages.


This workshop aims to train professionals from partner institutions on geospatial data analysis using GEE. In addition to the basic introduction and usage of GEE, the training will cover advanced topics such as mapping of vegetation, land use and land cover, and water resources in the GEE environment.

Expected Participants
  • The training workshop will entertain participation from 30 qualified young professionals based in Nepal. Interested candidates may apply for placement using the application form available at this link
  • The deadline for submission of applications is 15 March 2018. Selection of results will be announced on 23 March 2018.
  • Questions regarding selection and/or participation will not be entertained. 
  • Knowledge of geographic information system and remote sensing is desired. 
  • Basic skill in programming (JavaScript) is required.
  • Applicants should have a university degree (Bachelor’s degree or higher level of education)
  • Applications from women and members of disadvantaged groups are encouraged. The organizers will try to ensure 50% women’s participation.
  • The cost of attendance is free. The organizers will not provide travel support towards attending this training. 
  • Participants will receive a certificate of completion upon satisfactory completion of the training workshop.