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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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Applied Sciences Team News

SERVIR AST research reveals new benefits of conserving biological corridors

SERVIR AST research reveals new benefits of conserving biological corridors

2/19/2014

To help East African countries participating in an important conservation initiative called REDD+, a SERVIR Applied Sciences team used NASA Earth observation satellite data to map biological corridors across the tropics.


SERVIR Applied Sciences Team member searches for cause of disastrous flood in Nepal

SERVIR Applied Sciences Team member searches for cause of disastrous flood in Nepal

2/7/2014

What caused the devastating 5 May 2012 Seti River Valley flood in Nepal that killed 72 people?


SERVIR team members host first-ever SERVIR Town Hall at Annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union

SERVIR team members host first-ever SERVIR Town Hall at Annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union

1/8/2014

SERVIR Coordination Office and NASA Applied Sciences Program personnel as well as SERVIR Applied Sciences Team (AST) members converged in San Francisco for the Annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 9-13 December 2013.


NASA SERVIR Applied Sciences Team member provides training in Nepal, encourages use of satellite data for flood forecasting and managing water supply

NASA SERVIR Applied Sciences Team member provides training in Nepal, encourages use of satellite data for flood forecasting and managing water supply

12/19/2013

The Capacity Building Workshop on Satellite Remote Sensing Applications for Water Resources Management was held 2-6 December 2013 in Kathmandu, Nepal.


SERVIR provides tools to support Malaria-risk predictions in Tanzania

SERVIR provides tools to support Malaria-risk predictions in Tanzania

12/6/2013

Malaria is transmitted to humans when an infected female Anopheles mosquito bites them, introducing the microorganism that causes the disease into the victim's circulatory system.


SERVIR Applied Sciences Team Annual Meeting 2013

SERVIR Applied Sciences Team Annual Meeting 2013

12/3/2013

The SERVIR Applied Sciences Team (AST) will have its first annual meeting on Sunday, December 8, 2013 in San Francisco,


SERVIR Applied Sciences Team (AST) project holds workshop to support improved air quality and public health in Panama

SERVIR Applied Sciences Team (AST) project holds workshop to support improved air quality and public health in Panama

11/15/2013

A NASA SERVIR Applied Sciences Team (AST) air quality project sponsored a workshop in Panama City, Panama, recently to improve communication of air quality information in the nation among the media, government agencies, universities, and the public.


SERVIR helps small country with big problem

SERVIR helps small country with big problem

8/2/2013

A small country with a massive population, Bangladesh sits in the "sink" of the second largest river basin in the world, the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) river basin.


SERVIR-Himalaya team members and ICIMOD Director General visit SERVIR Coordination Office team for brainstorming in Huntsville, Alabama

SERVIR-Himalaya team members and ICIMOD Director General visit SERVIR Coordination Office team for brainstorming in Huntsville, Alabama

7/19/2013

David Molden, Director General of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), and three key leaders from SERVIR's Himalaya hub made the long trip to Huntsville, Alabama, the week of 8-12 July 2013, for a series of meetings with the SERVIR Coordination Office team there.


SERVIR Applied Sciences Team Member wins 2012 Charles S. Falkenberg Award

SERVIR Applied Sciences Team Member wins 2012 Charles S. Falkenberg Award

2/8/2013

SERVIR Applied Sciences Team Member Faisal Hossain received the 2012 Charles S. Falkenberg Award on 5 December 2012 at the AGU Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony in San Francisco, California.


 
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