Keiko Nomura, PhD


My personal website

GEDI visualisation v1 (fast)/v2 (slow)

GEDI tips and summary

Coding tips #EarthEngine



ORCID/ResearchGate/Google Scholar



About me

Media coverage and engagement

WIRED “Missing Forests Are Messing With Climate Targets”. 30, October 2021

Tech Nation, 3 August 2021.

Image of the Day, Copernicus Holiday Special, 23 December 2020.

“GEE with Keiko”, Scene from Above Podcast, 29 November 2020.

SAR_STAR, Sisters of SAR, 20 November 2020.

GEOMOB, “Something fun with Earth Engine”, 17 November 2020.

Career Journeys of Women+ in Earth Engine: Abena Asare-Ansah, Dr. Lola Fatoyinbo & Dr. Keiko Nomura, Google Geo for Good Summit, 21 October 2020.

“Space and Satellites Artist Residency – Work in Progress: Cécile Simonis,” Space Technology Thursday Talk, 11 June 2020.

“Detecting palm oil plantation land use in Myanmar,” EO Data Science, May 2020.

“Myanmar risks losing forests to oil palm, but there’s time to pivot,” Mongabay Environmental News, 13 November. 2019.

“The Case for SPACE,” the Herald’s Business HQ Magazine, page 89, issue 10, summer 2019.

“Concerns raised about Redd+ scheme to conserve forests,” Geographical, 23 May. 2019.

“Earth from space: the biggest earth observation conference in the world, ESA’s Living Planet Symposium, kicks off in Milan.” Today Programme. BBC Radio 4. 13 May. 2019.

“Brazil to Receive First-Ever Results-Based REDD+ Payment, but Concerns Remain.” Mongabay Environmental News, 1 March. 2019.


“Cloud-based Remote Sensing with Google Earth Engine: Fundamentals and Applications” Chapter F5.1 Raster/Vector Conversions, 2023

Did the Covid-19 lockdown really boost bees and wildflowers in Scotland?, Space Intelligence, 30 July 2020.

“10 tips for becoming an Earth Engine expert”, Medium, 28 Jan 2020.

Nomura, K., Mitchard, E. T., Patenaude, G., Bastide, J., Oswald, P., & Nwe, T. (2019). Oil palm concessions in southern Myanmar consist mostly of unconverted forest. Scientific reports, 9(1), 1-9.

Nomura, K., Mitchard, E. T., Bowers, S. J., & Patenaude, G. (2019). Missed carbon emissions from forests: comparing countries’ estimates submitted to UNFCCC to biophysical estimates. Environmental Research Letters.

Nomura, K., & Mitchard, E. (2018). More Than Meets the Eye: Using Sentinel-2 to Map Small Plantations in Complex Forest Landscapes. Remote Sensing, 10(11), 1693.