General information

Trends.Earth was produced as part of the project “Enabling the use of global data sources to assess and monitor land degradation at multiple scales”, funded by the Global Environment Facility.

Contacting the team

Contact the Trends.Earth team with any comments or suggestions. If you have specific bugs to report or improvements to the tool that you would like to suggest, you can also submit them in the issue tracker on Github for Trends.Earth.


The Land Degradation Monitoring Project is a partnership of Conservation International, Lund University, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

Contributors to the documentation and to Trends.Earth include Yengoh Genesis, Lennart Olsson, Mariano Gonzalez-Roglich, Monica Noon, Tristan Schnader, Anna Tengberg, and Alex Zvoleff.


Trends.Earth uses Google Earth Engine to compute indicators in the cloud.



The feedback provided by early users of Trends.Earth and by the participants in the webinars and workshops held by the GEF Land Degradation Monitoring Project have been critical to the development of the tool.

Neil Sims, Sasha Alexander, Renato Cumani, and Sara Minelli provided input on the implementation of the SDG 15.3 and LDN indicators in Trends.Earth, on the structure of the tool, and on the UNCCD reporting process, and also provided early input and testing of the tool.

The project acknowledges the participants of the workshop held in Morogoro, Tanzania in October, 2017 for sharing their feedback and suggestions on the tool: Jones Agwata, Col. Papa Assane Ndiour, Lt. Fendama Baldé, Papa Nékhou Diagne, Abdoul Aziz Diouf, Richard Alphonce Giliba, Moses Isabirye, Vettes Kalema, Joseph Kihaule, Prof. D.N. Kimaro, James Lwasa, Paulo Mandela, Modou Moustapha Sarr, Joseph Mutyaba, Stephen Muwaya, Joseph Mwalugelo, Prof. Majaliwa Mwanjalolo, Edson Aspon Mwijage, Jerome Nchimbi, Elibariki Ngowi, Tabby Njunge, Daniel Nkondola, Blaise Okinyi, Joseph Opio, Rozalia Rwegasira, Ndeye Kany Sarr, Mamadou Adama Sarr, Edward Senyonjo, Olipa Simon, Samba Sow, Felly Mugizi Tusiime and John Wasige.


If you wish to cite Trends.Earth, please use the following citation:

Trends.Earth. Conservation International. Available online at: 2018.


Trends.Earth is free and open-source. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 2.0 or later.

This site and the products of Trends.Earth are made available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). The boundaries and names used, and the designations used, in Trends.Earth do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by Conservation International Foundation, or its partner organizations and contributors.