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GeoHUB training: Google Earth Engine for earth observations

Saturday, February 12, 2022, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

This half a day virtual workshop, organized by the OSUN's GeoHUB project, aims to provide an overview of the Google Earth Engine (GEE) platform and hands-on examples on data search and visualization. 

GEE is a cloud-based platform, which provides access to multiple repositories of satellite imagery and geospatial datasets allowing quick and accurate analysis and visualization of large datasets available in the cloud. GEE platform provides the agile tool for data analysis as well as the data catalog. The data catalog consists of different free geospatial data, including satellite imageries (optical and radar), information about climate (temperature, precipitation, etc), relief (digital elevation models), land cover maps, and a variety of socio-economic variables.

During this workshop, we will demonstrate how to work with the GEE Data Catalog by using Landsat-8 imagery. We will search for Landsat-8 images for a particular area and different dates, filter clouds and use spectral bands for visualization.  

No prior GEE knowledge is required. For hands-on training you need an account in GEE. 

The online training is open to all students and faculty affiliated with the OSUN partner institutions. The places are limited and prior registration is required.

Timeline (10am - 1pm CET)

45 min. – Overview of GEE platform and fundamental of remote sensing

15 min. – Coffee break

45 min. – Working with Data Catalog and introduction to GEE tool - Code Editor

15 min. – Coffee break

60 min. - Analyzing a Landsat 8 Image in Code editor

Elizaveta Khazieva has over 9 years of experience in remote sensing and GIS technologies application in a variety of sectors such as oil and gas industry, government and private organizations. She was the head of GIS and data analytic unit at the Department of Informational Technologies of the Moscow City Government and worked as a project manager at the Russian Federal Cartography Agency, where she was solely responsible for the development and implementation of the Agency’s Geographic Information System for spatial data management and business workflow. Elizaveta has graduated from Central European University in 2016. Before joining CEU she worked at Hexagon Geospatial, a leading global provider of information technologies, focusing on remote sensing data analysis for land cover changes and agricultural monitoring. Her research interests are focused on remote sensing and GIS technologies application for a wide range of environmental issues such as land cover changes and agricultural monitoring.