SERVIR: Connecting Earth Observation Satellite Data to Local Science Applications

  • Africa Flores
  • Dauna S. Coulter
  • Ashutosh S. Limaye
  • Daniel Irwin
Chapter
Part of the Springer Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry book series (SPRINGERREMO)

Abstract

With four international centers or “hubs,” a joint NASA/USAID initiative known as SERVIR is well positioned to fast-track the application of Earth Observation (EO) satellite data into decision-making contexts across the globe. This chapter describes the SERVIR program and how it helps developing countries use EO data to address environmental issues. The focus is on SERVIR applications in Land-Cover and Land-Use Change (LCLUC) and emissions in Asia. These projects and applications, developed in collaboration with SERVIR hubs in Nepal and Thailand, are helping decision-makers in these regions monitor and manage forest resources, understand land cover dynamics, and inform greenhouse gas inventories.

Keywords

Earth observations Satellite data Science applications 

References

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Africa Flores
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dauna S. Coulter
    • 1
  • Ashutosh S. Limaye
    • 1
  • Daniel Irwin
    • 1
  1. 1.NASA Marshall Space Flight CenterHuntsvilleUSA
  2. 2.Earth System Science Center, University of Alabama in HuntsvilleHuntsvilleUSA

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