Register with SEPAL#

Request access to the interface and sign up for other services#

The first step to using SEPAL is requesting access to the platform on the project website. To unlock the full potential of the interface, you can register with Google Earth Engine (GEE) and Collect Earth Online (CEO), both available free of charge.

Sign up for SEPAL#

Note

Registration with SEPAL is required to use the platform.

Sepal splash page.

You can request access to SEPAL by visiting sepal.io, clicking Sign up, and completing the Google Form. You will be asked to provide:

  • your email address

  • your name

  • your institution

  • your country

  • a brief explanation of what you intend to do with the platform

Once submitted, platform administrators will review your application. If approved, you will receive notification within approximately 1 to 3 days.

Note

Applications are evaluated by the administrators to prevent bots and malicious users from accessing the platform. Incomplete registration forms will be refused.

Request access to sepal.io

Tip

Once you sign up for SEPAL, you can request access to the Sepal Users Google Group by following this link and clicking on the button, Ask to join group. If you need help, navigate to the GIS.StackExchange platform and ask a question to the community using the sepal tag. Your question might be useful to others!

Sign up for Google Earth Engine (GEE)#

Note

This step is not required. SEPAL can run computation on its own GEE account on your behalf. However, we highly recommend signing up for this service to improve your experience.

You will need to have a Google email address to sign up for GEE. If you don’t have one already, you can sign up here: http://mail.google.com/mail/sign-up.

With your Google email address, you can request a GEE account by visiting https://earthengine.google.com/new_signup/.

Request access to Google Earth Engine (GEE).

Once you have a GEE account, you can access the interface here: https://code.earthengine.google.com/.

GEE code editor

Tip

If you experience problems registering with GEE, contact the SEPAL team for assistance.

Sign up for Collect Earth Online (CEO)#

Note

This step is not required. However, to get the most out of our classification and validation tools, we highly recommend using CEO for collecting point-based training and validation data.

You can access CEO in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge by navigating to https://collect.earth/ and clicking on Login/Register in the upper-right corner. After clicking on Register a new account and following the instructions, you can log in with your email and password.

CEO landing page

Tip

If you forget your password, click on Forgot your password? and follow the instructions.