Submitted by: NASA/MSFC and the University of Alabama in Huntsville
Implemented country: United States
Title: An Environmental Monitoring and Decision Support System for Mesoamerica
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the SERVIR partners are developing state-of-the-art decision support tools for environmental monitoring as well as disaster prevention and mitigation in Mesoamerica. These partners are contributing expertise in space-based observation with information management technologies and intimate knowledge of local ecosystems to create a system that will be used by scientists, educators, and policy makers to monitor and forecast ecological changes, respond to natural disasters and better understand both natural and human induced effects. In its first year of development and operation the SEVIR project has already yielded valuable information on Central American fires, weather conditions and the first ever real-time data on red tides.