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Training for Entry Level Scientists in Using Remote Sensing and Google Earth Engine

A two day training on Google Earth Engine(GEE) was jointly organized by ForestAction Nepal, Resources Himalaya Foundation and East-West Centre,Hawaii from 3rd to 4th December 2018 at ForestActions premises. This hands-on workshop was aimed for training in accessing and analyzing temporal, spatial tree cover data through range of processing techniques on open-access dataset of cloud-based GEE platform. Along with understanding of GEE , the new 25-year Nepal tree cover/change dataset including its methodology, accuracy, and derived products, and access and use of Hansen et al. global forest cover dataset were discussed during the training.The training was facilitated by Jamon Van Den Hoek (Oregon State University),Alex Smith(University of Bern) and Kaspar Hurni(Oregon State University). Total of 18 participants from academic and research field were directly benefitted from the training.

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