Break-out session Delft3D User Days: Introduction to Google Earth Engine and Applications for Water Quality

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Classroom
Boussinesqweg 1, Delft, The Netherlands
Date 15 November 2018
Time 16:00 - 17:30
Workshop
Registry fee € Free
Chair Arjen Haag & Rudy Schueder
 
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Description

Interested in data-model interaction for water quality modelling? In this 90-minute break-out session, we will showcase some of the newest software tools to obtain and process remote sensing information with negligible computation power.

Google Earth Engine (GEE) is a planetary-scale platform for environmental data analysis. It brings together over 40 years of historical and current global satellite imagery, and provides the tools and computational power necessary to analyse and mine that vast data warehouse. Current applications of GEE include: detecting deforestation, classifying land cover and land cover change, estimating forest biomass and carbon, water detection and mapping the world’s roadless areas. This break-out session will very briefly introduce GEE and explain its general workings. Participants will then be shown how to extract estimates of suspended particulate matter levels from a water body of their choosing (almost) anywhere on the globe.

Participants will need a Google Earth Engine account if they wish to participate. They may apply for one here: https://signup.earthengine.google.com/

 

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