GOFC-GOLD Advanced Training in Remote Sensing and Geospatial Technologies, 2018

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Meeting Location: 
Bangkok, Thailand
Meeting date: 
03/05/2018 to 03/08/2018

Training Objectives

GOFC-GOLD program is involved in capacity building and training activities in different regions of the world. The main objectives of the current training are to provide practical information on Earth Observations Data from NASA, USGS, ESA, JAXA and other data holdings, data access, data dissemination and data applications. Land cover classification algorithms, overview of methods for image processing and/or product accuracy assessment including environmental applications will be showcased. Both optical and radar data applications will be covered during the training. 

Local Host Institute

King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Thailand

KMUTT Geospatial Engineering and InnOvation Center (KGEO) , King Mongkut 's University of Technology Thonburi, 126 Prach u-tid Road Bangmod Thungkru Bangkok 10140 Thailand; Phone: +66 (0) 2-470-9720; Fax: +66 (0) 2-470-9703


Local Host Contact

Dr. Pariwate Varnakovida, Director, KGEO, KMUTT Geospatial Engineering and InnOvation Center (KGEO) , King Mongkut 's University of Technology Thonburi, 126 Prach u-tid Road Bangmod Thungkru Bangkok 10140 Thailand. Email: <pariwate@gmail.com>

International Steering Committee

Dr. Krishna Vadrevu, NASA MSFC, Huntsville, Alabama; Associate Research Professor, University of Maryland College Park, USA; Email: krisvkp@umd.edu

Dr. Garik Gutman, NASA HQ, Washington D.C., USA; Email: ggutman@nasa.gov

Dr. Cheikh Mbow, START Director, Mr. Senay Habtezion, Program Specialist, START - www.start.org; Email: cmbow@start.org 

Dan Irwin, Remote Sensing Scientist and Director, NASA SERVIR Program, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama, USA, Email: daniel.irwin@nasa.gov

Training Venue

Training room at Science connect, 1st floor  Scientific Instrument Center for Standard and Industry, KMUTT 126 Pracha Uthit Road, Bangmod, Thungkhru, Bangkok 10140, 13.653405, 100.494365

Training Registration Link

Registration to the training is mandatory. Without registration, it will be difficult for us to provide local logistic support including food arrangements. Please use the below link to register:



Please bring your own laptops for training to learn some software tools. 


Heliconia House, KMUTT, 126 Pracha Uthit Rd., Bangmod, Thungkhru, Bangkok 10140, 66 (0) 2470 8487–966 (0) 2470 8489, heliconiahouse@kmutt.ac.th; http://www.heliconiahouse.kmutt.ac.th ; 13.650421, 100.495755

(Please note that accommodation for international participants (double room with 2-participants per room) has already been booked by the local host). 

Neighboring Hotels

The immediate surrounding area of the venue does not have sufficient accommodation (aside from what we have booked for the trainers and trainees). Therefore, an area with access to the sky train (ease of travel into the city) and about a 30-40 minute taxi commute from the venue are listed below:

1. Zenniq Hotel


2.W Station


3.The Star of Sathorn


4.Ibis Bangkok Riverside 


5.AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel


To avoid communication issues, please carry both the Thai and English address of the venue. Also be sure to carry your hotel address in the Thai language.