GOOGLE EARTH ENGINE CLOUD-COMPUTING AND EARTH OBSERVATION APPLICATIONS IN WETLAND MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT
Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Platform for Transboundary River Basins in Southern Africa (WeMAST) project is pleased to announce a training course on Earth Observation (EO) Data Access and Analytics using Google Earth Engine Cloud-Computing Platform for wetlands monitoring and assessment. The course is designed to develop fundamental knowledge and technical proficiency in Google Earth Engine Cloud-Computing and EO applications in Wetland Monitoring and Assessment. The broad users training needs assessment, is made possible with funding from the GMES and Africa Support Programme, a joint initiative of the African Union and the European Commission.
Expected Outputs/Learning Outcomes
- Knowledge of how Google Earth Engine (GEE) and remote sensing are applied in wetland monitoring and assessment.
- Understanding of the GEE cloud-computing platform and how it works.
- Technical proficiency in the use of the GEE platform.
Participant Targets: River Basin Organizations, National Water/ Environmental Authorities, Academic and Research institutions, Private Sector, Local Community Representatives, Non-Governmental Organisations, Women in Natural and Water Resources Management.
Mode of Training
The training will take place in a classroom setting in Cape Town, South Africa. Participants must bring their own laptop/ computer capable of performing basic geospatial and remote sensing analyses. The training materials will freely be availed on the GMES and Africa digital learning platform.
The two-day WeMAST training course will run from 16 to 17 March 2023.
Deadline for registration is 06 March 2023. Women’s participation is strongly encouraged.