Presentation on theme: "Nancy D. Searby 1, Dan Irwin 2, Ashutosh Limaye 2, 1 NASA HQ Earth Sciences Division Applied Sciences Program 2 NASA MSFC SERVIR Program NOAA Satellite."— Presentation transcript:
Nancy D. Searby 1, Dan Irwin 2, Ashutosh Limaye 2, 1 NASA HQ Earth Sciences Division Applied Sciences Program 2 NASA MSFC SERVIR Program NOAA Satellite Conference April 11, 2013 From Space to Village: The SERVIR Regional Visualization & Monitoring System
Space to Village A NASA-USAID partnership to improve environmental management and resilience to climate change by strengthening the capacity of governments and other key stakeholders to integrate earth observation information and geospatial technologies into development decision-making USAID: renewed focus on integrating science, technology, & innovation into development to solve today’s most pressing development challenges around the globe. NASA Sub-Goal 3A: Study Earth from space to advance scientific understanding and meet societal needs.
SERVIR Network Current Hub Graduated Hub Program Office (NASA/MSFC) RCMRD – Host of SERVIR-East Africa ICIMOD – Host of SERVIR-Himalaya CATHALAC– Graduated Hub/Network Affiliate Potential Future Hubs
‘South-South’ Collaboration Centers are exchanging ideas and sharing experiences
What We Do Capacity Building of Regional Institutions, Stakeholders, and Young Professionals Improved Access to Data, Models, Online Maps, Visualizations Development of Decision Support Tools and Services Strengthening Partnerships and Fostering Collaboration Across SERVIR Network
SERVIR Thematic Areas Agriculture Biodiversity Climate Disasters Ecosystems Energy Health Water Weather
SERVIR Science Applications for Decision Making Bhutan Water Resource Assessment Frost Mapping in Africa Real Time Streamflow in East Africa Landslide Prediction System in Mesoamerica Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory in Southern Africa Near Real-time Forest Fire Monitoring in Nepal
SERVIR Africa and the CREST model- Forecasting for Flood-Prone Watersheds Flood mapping tool translates the hydrologic model product into a better visualization and decision making tool. Hydrologic model CREST began with single watershed in Kenya Soil Moisture Near Real Time TRMM Rainfall Data Real Time, Historic and Seasonal Streamflow Working on seasonal hydrologic forecasts at the request of Kenya and Tanzanian Ministries of Water Resources Training and Capacity Building
Frost Monitoring and Early Detection In Kenya, as with many other countries in Africa, frost damages are a significant threat, causing millions of dollars in damage to crops including tea and coffee. Advanced knowledge of potential frost areas is critical to reduce these damages. Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) requested SERVIR’s help with identifying (1) areas of potential frost within Kenyan agricultural regions and (2) areas with crops damaged by frost. Using NASA and KMD datasets, SERVIR-Africa has put together a system for early detection and warning of frost and to assess damaged areas. The system is currently being tested by the end users in Kenya and there is significant interest in this product for additional countries in Africa.
In 2009, SERVIR Mesoamerica used MODIS fire hotspots to generate Guatemala Fire Monitoring System. Recently, SERVIR HKH developed SMS Forest Fire Detection and Monitoring System in Nepal. Over 200 Forest Officers in Nepal are receiving real-time information about current fires in their district. In near future, the system will be transferred over to Nepal Ministry of Forest for their continued operational use. Forest Fire Detection and Monitoring System
SERVIR Science Team: A Satellite-based Early Warning & Mapping Water Resources Visualization System for Low-lying Deltas F. Hossain, Tenn Tech: Development of a hydrologic modeling system that can routinely predict, map and warn of water- related vulnerability issues, quantify hydrologic implications of climate change as well as provide rapid post-disaster assessment when needed. Jason-2
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