Examples of GEEA great example of using this servic is Global Forest Watch. The main task of this service are interactive maps of deforestation and reforestation. I really advise you to look up on this resources if you does not heart about them already.
Project with GEENow, I want to describe my practical experience using GEE. This is related with my master project. Topic of the project is “Determination of burning area in Arkhangelsk region (Russia)”. The Arkhangelsk region covers half million km². Creating a cloudless composite covering the whole region is not a simple task and very time consuming if it is done manually: You will spend more time on downloading images and picking up images in the composite. But I think the result showing on figure 1 miss some areas as they are covered by clouds. I developed a method for improving this image composite result:
After running this, the clouds where removed from the composite. Luckily I was able to fill those areas with pixel information from other scenes/months. I created two composites: For example, first was created from imageries from 2011 and second was created from 2012. Afterwards I calculated Normalized Burn Ratio (NBR) spectral index for ever composite, downloaded these calculated images on my computer and uploaded them in a software called ScanEx Image Processor to determine changes. The picture below shows scheme of this algorithm. This script was used. GEE has some good tutorial and excellent examples for learning here. Although this is only the top of the iceberg and you can find more information on the GEE forum. I didn’t try to describe it all in detail, but I want to note your attention on the opportunities in using GEE. I am not a programmer but I have some basic knowledge in programming.