Google Earth Engine Boot Camp

Methods for Using Satellite and Geospatial Data for Environmental Exposure Science
10:00 am
5:00 pm
Monday
21
June
2021
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Virtual, live-stream
Training
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
SHARP Training Program
Open to the Public
The Google Earth Engine Boot Camp is a two-day intensive training workshop that includes seminars and hands-on case-studies to provide an overview of concepts, techniques, applications and data analysis methods for using the Google Earth Engine to estimate environmental exposures for health research.

This two-day intensive boot camp provides an overview of concepts, techniques, applications and data analysis methods for applying the Google Earth Engine to estimate environmental exposures for health research. The Google Earth Engine combines a multi-petabyte catalog of satellite imagery and geospatial datasets with planetary-scale analysis capabilities to estimate environmental measures at fine spatial and temporal resolutions. Lectures will introduce participants to cutting edge geospatial exposure assessment methods and example case-studies will use the Google Earth Engine to estimate air pollution, green space, built environment, temperature, climate, and natural system related exposures (e.g. drought, flooding, forest change, etc.). This boot camp is led by experts in the field of environmental exposure science and epidemiology, data science and geography.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be familiar with the following topics:

-Capabilities of the Google Earth Engine
-Datasets available for environmental exposure science
-Data analysis methods within the Google Earth Engine
-Applications for air pollution, green space, built environment, temperature and climate exposure research
-Applications for planetary and human health research
-Emerging satellite data and exposure science opportunities

Investigators at all career stages are welcome to attend, and we particularly encourage trainees and early-stage investigators to participate.


PREREQUISITES AND REQUIREMENTS
There are three prerequisites and requirements to attend this training:

1. Basic familiarity with coding and GIS is highly recommended (but not required) to get the most out of the Boot Camp. While there are several APIs to access the Google Earth Engine, we will be using the JavaScript Earth Engine Code Editor.
2. Each participant is required to sign up for a Google Earth Engine account prior to the boot camp. It is recommended that you sign up during registration so you can work through the pre-boot camp materials that will be provided. Sign up here: https://signup.earthengine.google.com/#!/
3. Each participant must have a laptop with Zoom installed. To get the most out of breakout groups, we also recommend a working microphone and webcam. Participants may also wish to share their screen with instructors during one-on-one questions.


INSTRUCTORS
- Perry Hystad, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University.
- Andrew Larkin, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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- Email our team: ColumbiaSHARP.GEE@gmail.com

Capacity is limited. Registration is required to attend.

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Google Earth Engine Boot Camp