A two-day virtual training on remote sensing with focus on Rice Extent Mapping and Google Earth Engine was conducted on 26th and 27th of September, 2022. The training was conducted by NASA SERVIR as part of capacity building in Advancing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in Bhutan through Earth Observation and analysis capacity building. Tim Mayer, Regional Science and Coordination Lead for NASA SERVIR, Hindu Kush Himalaya, was the resource person for the training. The training was attended by focal persons of technical working group for PEERs project, Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment Research (UWICER), Department of Agriculture (DoA) and National Plant Protection Center (NPPC), Bhutan.
The training was conducted with the objective to Build trainers’ geospatial capacity to use Earth observations, to explore Vegetation indices and Tasseled Cap transformation using Landsat and Sentinel-2 products. The training is expected to enhance participant’s knowledge and skills in using Google Earth Engine (GEE) to explore and utilize co-developed SERVIRE products. The co-developed products (Rice Extent mapping) using Earth Observation (EO) is expected to aid in decision support in sustainable utilization and development of land resources in Bhutan. The ongoing service development is collaborative project between SERVIR, DoA, NPPC and UWICER.