SERVIR Applied Sciences Team

Through SERVIR, NASA's Earth Science Division’s Applied Sciences Program advances the use of space-based observations to inform policy and decision makers as they adapt to the impacts of global change and plan for a sustainable future. In 2011, the NASA Research Opportunities for Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) A.36 solicitation was issued for SERVIR’s first Applied Sciences Team (AST). After a competitive process, eleven proposals were selected as four-year funded efforts to address identified end-user needs in SERVIR hub regions.

The SERVIR AST consists of the 11 principal investigators for those projects, which are targeted toward a balanced variety of themes across societal benefit areas such as water, agriculture, disasters, climate, and public health. These PIs are collaborating not only with the SERVIR regional hubs on projects of special benefit to their regions, but also with the Coordination Office on tiger teams as new and pressing needs are identified. Where possible, project teams work in collaboration with “mirror” or “sister” projects at the hubs to ensure good collaboration and communication with regional end users and to help build regional capacity from the tools, models, and applications developed by the AST.

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News

NASA data helps Mesoamerican officials address air quality

Air quality is a public health concern in Mesoamerica. SERVIR Applied Sciences Team (AST) principal investigators Amy Huff from Pennsylvania State University and Amy Thomas from Battelle Memorial Institute, along with their team, also from Battelle, have been working since 2012 to provide decision-makers in Mesoamerica access to the data and tools they need to monitor air pollution and forecast air quality. Read More

New SERVIR Applied Sciences Team Announced

Through SERVIR, NASA's Earth Science Division’s Applied Sciences Program advances the use of space-based observations to inform policy and decision makers as they adapt to the impacts of global change and plan for a sustainable future. Read More

ICIMOD and SERVIR Applied Sciences Team member contribute lessons learned from the 2015 Gorkha earthquake's induced geohazards

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), hosting the Kathmandu-based SERVIR Hub for the Hindu Kush-Himalaya region, has released a new publication summarizing key findings about induced geohazards due to the 2015 Gorkha earthquake that struck Nepal and neighboring countries. Read More

Current AST Projects

Using Earth Observation Data to Improve REDD+ Policy in Mesoamerica and the Dominican Republic

Using Earth Observation Data to Improve REDD+ Policy in Mesoamerica and the Dominican Republic

PI: Allen Blackman VIEW PROJECT

Development and Implementation of Flood Risk Mapping, Water Bodies Monitoring and Climate Information for Disaster Management and Human Health

PI: Pietro Ceccato VIEW PROJECT
East Africa Drought and Agricultural Productivity Assessment and Prediction System

East Africa Drought and Agricultural Productivity Assessment and Prediction System

PI: Stephanie Granger VIEW PROJECT
A Satellite-based Early Warning, Mapping and Post-Disaster Visualization System for Water Resources of Low-lying Deltas of the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region

A Satellite-based Early Warning, Mapping and Post-Disaster Visualization System for Water Resources of Low-lying Deltas of the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region

PI: Faisal Hossain VIEW PROJECT
Applications of Satellite Products for Air Quality Monitoring, Analysis, Forecasting, and Visualization in the SERVIR Mesoamerica and Himalaya Regions

Applications of Satellite Products for Air Quality Monitoring, Analysis, Forecasting, and Visualization in the SERVIR Mesoamerica and Himalaya Regions

PI: Amy Thomas VIEW PROJECT
Interdisciplinary Science Applications to Glacier and Alpine Hazards in Relation to Development and Habitation in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya: SERVIR Science Team Project

Interdisciplinary Science Applications to Glacier and Alpine Hazards in Relation to Development and Habitation in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya: SERVIR Science Team Project

PI: Jeff Kargel VIEW PROJECT
Landslide Hazard Assessment and Forecasting System using Near Real-Time Remote Sensing Information over SERVIR-Mesoamerica

Landslide Hazard Assessment and Forecasting System using Near Real-Time Remote Sensing Information over SERVIR-Mesoamerica

PI: Dalia Kirschbaum VIEW PROJECT

Forest Carbon Assessment for REDD in the East Africa SERVIR Region

PI: Scott Goetz VIEW PROJECT

Leveraging CMIP5 and NASA / GMAO Coupled Modeling Capacity for SERVIR East Africa Climate Projections

PI: Franklin (Pete) Robertson VIEW PROJECT

SERVIR Water Africa-Arizona Team (SWAAT)

PI: Aleix Serrat-Capdevila and Juan Valdes VIEW PROJECT
A Long Time-Series Indicator of Agricultural Drought for the Greater Horn of Africa

A Long Time-Series Indicator of Agricultural Drought for the Greater Horn of Africa

PI: James Verdin VIEW PROJECT