FAO CBDS supporting innovative capacity building on land cover classification

The recent availability of new satellite optical and radar Earth Observation missions, coupled with the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) pattern recognition technologies and  integrated in cloud-based platforms such as SEPAL and Google Earth Engine) have completely changed how we are able to assess and interpret our world. This process is now more efficient, accurate, timely and cost-effective than ever. Yet, the ability to interpret and use free available resources and technologies is hampered by the technical capacities of national remote sensing experts that are not able to keep up with a continually evolving technology.

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