- Date: 17 Jun 2012
- Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
- Organizer: Google Earth Outreach
- Theme: Means of implementation (financing, technology)
- Perspective: Global California
- Language: english
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From the Ground to the Cloud: New Tools for Sustainable Development
SummaryThe Internet is a democratizing force which offers new means of implementation for sustainable development. Digital inclusion policies promote increasingly broad and timely access to socio-environmental tools and information throughout the developing world. The Web creates new possibilities for collaboration and transparency, enabling unique partnerships. Cloud-computing can support unprecedented analysis and dissemination of large global datasets, and visualization methods can support more rapid and informed decision-making and public education. For example, Google Earth and Maps are used globally today by more than a billion people in more than 40 languages.
This SD Learning Event presents a new set of technology, tools, case studies and partnerships in support of sustainable development. Participants will gain an overview and hands-on technical experience with the full suite of Google mapping tools ?from the ground to the cloud?. They will learn how to leverage these tools to manage and promote sustainable development. Google along with Brazilian nonprofit partner organizations Imazon and Amazonas Sustainable Foundation will share best practices and success stories in the use of these tools to build an Amazon Deforestation Alert System powered by Google Earth Engine.
This SD-Learning Event will span one 2.5 hour session.
Please note: Participants in this course will need to bring their own laptops. Since there is only one outlet in the room, please bring laptops fully charged.
IntroductionThe Internet is a democratizing force which offers new means of implementation for sustainable development. Digital inclusion policies promote increasingly
ObjectiveThis SD Learning Event presents a new set of technology, tools, case studies and partnerships in support of s
ProgrammeDuring one 2.5 hour SD-Learning Event sessions, participants will gain an overview and hands-on experience with:
- Google Earth Engine: analysis of global sate
MethodParticipants will learn how to use Google?s mapping tools through hands-on e
ImpactThis training will give organizations and governments direct exposure to new implementation methods for sustainable development which leverage modern technology. Participants will gain access to the resources Google has committed to support develop
Senator Eduardo Braga, Senator of Amazonas, Brazil Eduardo Braga is the actual leader of Brazilian government at Federal Senate. Only one year after being elected senator, he
Rebecca Moore (Google)
Engineering Manager, Google Earth Outreach and Earth Engine
Rebecca Moore conceive
Rebecca Moore conceive
David Thau (Google)
Dr. Dave Thau is the senior developer advocate for Google Earth Engine - Google's geo analysis platform. He has 20 years of industry experience developi
Carlos Souza Jr. (Imazon)
Carlos Souza, Jr. is a recognized leader in rainforest conservation, co-developing, in Imazon, the first independent deforestation monitoring system
Gabriel Ribenboim (FAS)
Gabriel launched in 2011, the International Program at Fundação Amazonas