GEO and Google Earth Engine are inviting project proposal submissions for the GEO-Google Earth Engine programme, which aims to help tackle the world’s biggest sustainable development challenges by granting eligible projects cost-free use of the Google Earth Engine (GEE) platform. Application deadline is 15 March 2020.

Access to data is essential in order to understand and solve global problems such as climate change. It is with this in mind that GEO and Google have partnered to launch the GEO-Google Earth Engine programme, providing eligible applicants with access to the Google Earth Engine (GEE) platform to help bridge the gap between science and application, producing tangible products that engage with end-users and decision-makers.

The GEO-Google Earth Engine programme is targeted at non-profit and government agencies and research organizations associated with GEO that aim to deliver significant impact with respect to environmental and development goals – including the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Paris Agreement (UNFCCC COP21), the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, as well as ocean conservation and biodiversity preservation – using Earth Observations and Data Science. A total of 25 project proposals will be chosen to receive a two-year license for the GEE platform, valued at USD 3 million. Eligible projects must offer the results of their work to the open science community, including code, algorithms, datasets, and results.

In addition, EO Data Science will provide in-kind technical support and mentoring through an outreach programme to help approved proposals from the GEO community get the results needed from GEE. EO Data Science is a dedicated Earth Observations company and a leading GEE partner globally. The mission of EO Data Science is to partner with organisations to operationalise earth observations, leveraging cloud technology and data science to address specific outcomes.

As a Participating Organisation in GEO and member of the GEO Work Program Board, as well as co-lead for the GEO Global Network for Observations and Information in Mountain Environments (GEO-GNOME), the Mountain Research Initiative encourages the mountain research community to consider this opportunity to include EO data for monitoring processes in mountain regions/environments. Given that project proposals need to link to the GEO Work Programme in order to be eligible, proposals that seek to connect to GEO-GNOME's objectives are welcome.

Please contact the GEO-GNOME co-leads to explore options for collaboration:

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Download the GEO-Google Earth Engine programme application form here. Completed applications should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 15 March 2020.

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