A new Google Earth Engine was unveiled at the Cancun climate summit, the Huffington Post reports. Google now provides free access to anyone on the latest in satellite monitoring of our planet along with tools to help analyze and interpret data on changes to natural resources such as deforestation, a key driver of climate change.
The Earth Engine is described by Google as an “online environmental monitoring platform that makes available to the entire world a dynamic digital model of our planet.” To start the project, Google has made available the entire archive of LandSat satellite observations, run by NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey.
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Then head on over to Google Labs and check out the Google Earth Engine.
In his years with EarthSky, Jorge Salazar conducted thousands of in-depth interviews with scientists. He knows a lot about as diverse as nanotechnology, ecosystem-based management, climate change, global health, international environmental treaties, astrophysics and cosmology, and environmental security. Jorge currently works as a Technical Writer/Editor for the Texas Advanced Computing Center, which designs and deploys powerful advanced computing technologies and innovative software solutions for scientific researchers.