Global Forest Bring the world’s changing forests inside

Maps A)Global Forest Bring the world’s changing forests maps

Maps B)Global Forest Bring the world’s changing forests inside the classroom May 25. 2016                           global forest

C)Global Forest Forests are the mighty lungs of our planet. They absorb carbon dioxide. And emit oxygen on which all people and animals on Earth rely. For the sake of our future. It is critical that all people. including the next generation. Understand our global forests in order to manage them sustainably.

D)Today, Science in the Classroom. Dr. Matt Hansen of the University of Maryland. And Google Earth Engine are presenting Global Forest Change Explorer to help engage young people in forest conservation. Maps

E)Change Explorer website contains maps that are available for interactive analysis as well as an accompanying activity worksheet. Explorer Tool relies on open data that is used by remote sensing and GIS professionals in their work.global forest
F)Fly to different parts of the world and compare data.
A number of years ago. Dr. Matt Hansen and a team of researchers at the University of Maryland turned to. Google Earth Engine to map high-resolution global forest cover with Earth Engine’s cloud-based image processing and computing. The team mapped global forest loss and gain from 2000 to 2012 at 30-meter resolution for the entire globe. In 2013. The methods and results were published in Science Magazine and online for everyone to explore. These findings are now an important part of the website Global Forest Watch. Which gives governments and decision makers free access to the data and tools required to monitor and manage their forests. global forestearthtopomaps

G)Dr. Matt Hansen presenting at the World Economic Forum
Science in the Classroom (SitC) thought this was great research to bring into the classroom and make available to anyone online. SitC packages annotated research papers with supplemental teaching materials to help pre-college.

And college students understand the structure and workings of scientific research. SitC and Google Earth Engine built the Global Forest Change Explorer to make. Dr. Hansen’s data accessible to a younger audience. Global Forest Bring the world’s changing forests inside.

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H)Annotations provide supplemental context to Dr. Hansen’s paper.
We live in a dynamic world where the pressures of population growth increasingly impact. And threaten our forests. Educators can easily flip their classrooms into science labs by combining SitC materials with Global Forest Change Explorer.
Get started with Global Forest Change Explorer today!.

I)Change Explorer website contains maps that are available for interactive analysis as well as an accompanying activity worksheet. Explorer Tool relies on open data that is used by remote sensing and GIS professionals in their work. Understand our global forests in order to manage them sustainably.

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E)Change Explorer website contains maps

E)Change Explorer website contains maps

E)Change Explorer website contains maps