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.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING, PLEASE REGISTER HERE