We are changing the Earth, we are shaping it. You can see it trought the continental Google Earth Engine project: look at that stuff!
We are changing the Earth and Google Earth Engine shows us how much. There is no more time and like Greta Thunberg, we must all act now! The scientific platform for the analysis and visualization of geospatial data for various uses, such as:
- and not economic.
The core of political discussions with global objectives are efforts to conserve the biodiversity of the planet. These observations use planetary models, one of which is Google Earth Engine. These important global biodiversity indicators are designed to monitor the health status of global nature.
The data of Earth’s health are under our eyes today, but only a few of us are understanding.
One of the key indicators is the quantification of humans changins land use, also to better understand, in harmony with the Planet, where:
- the lands have been protected, with parks and marine reserves,
- where the lands have been highly modified by humans,
- and where (and which) protective actions could be improvemed.
These biodiversity indicators are fundamental for many other global initiatives:
- the Convention on Biological Diversity,
- AICHI, Aichi Biodiversity Targets,
- UN Sustainable Development Goals,
- Half-Earth project.
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF HUMANITY Google Earth Engine allows processing RAPIDLY AND ACCURATELY large amounts of satellite images IN HIGH RESOLUTION, identifying where and when a change has occurred. For those who care about the future of the planet, Google Earth Engine is a great blessing!
Dr. Andrew Steer, CEO of the World Resources Institute.
Do not you believe it? Watch how we are changing the Planet! And act now!
Are changing Not only the horizons but also the life of the sea and on earth as we know it, the beauty of our heritage. Google Earth Engine hosts satellite images in public archives that include the history of the Earth up to 40 years ago.
The Google Earth Engine open platform gives the opportunity to immediately understand with some scenarios the areas most affected by the presence of man and you can see how we are changing the Planet.
THE ABSENCE OF OTHERS AROUND YOU WAS SO INSPIRING THAT YOU MAKE YOU REALIZE THE EARTH.
Jim Lowell, NASA astronaut.
Timelapse is the video function of the Google Earth Engine project and works for the whole planet. It shows you how the Earth has changed due to human beings over the last 40 years:
- It is composed of 33 parts of the globe, which like a mosaic record every year in cloud data from 1984 to 2016.
- All interactive thanks to the Carnegie Mellon University CREATE Lab.
The United States Columbia Glacier has disappeared in 12 years! It is now possible to understand, observing other parts of the planet, that there is no more time because it is our duty to protect nature. It’s time to save the earth.
Google Earth Engine
Managing the middle: A shift in conservation priorities based on the global human modification gradient
Google Earth Engine Data Sources:
- NASA Landsat Program, Landsat 4 (1984-1993),
- Landsat 5 TM (1984-2012),
- Landsat 7 ETM+ (1999-2013),
- Landsat 8 OLI (2013-2016), courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey, Sioux Falls.
- Copernicus Sentinel Program, Sentinel 2A MSI Level 1C, European Union/ESA/Copernicus, 2015-2016.
- MOD09GA MODIS/Terra Surface Reflectance Daily L2G. NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC, 2000-2016.
- MCD43A4 MODIS Terra+Aqua Nadir BRDF-Adjusted Reflectance 16-Day L3. NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC, 2000-2016.
- ETOPO1 1 Arc-Minute Global Relief Model. National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA.
- Land Water Mask Derived from MODIS and SRTM L3. Version 5. NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC.
- Hansen Global Forest Change v1.2 (2000-2014).