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From Space To Village. SERVIR: The Mesoamerican Regional Visualization and Monitoring System for Environmental Management and Disaster Support. Mesoamerica’s Biological Diversity. Less than 1% of Earth’s landmass, but contains 7-8% of world’s plant and animal species.

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From Space To Village

SERVIR:

The Mesoamerican Regional Visualization and Monitoring System for Environmental Management and Disaster Support

mesoamerica s biological diversity
Mesoamerica’s Biological Diversity
  • Less than 1% of Earth’s landmass, but contains 7-8% of world’s plant and animal species
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SERVIR Concept Drawing - 2003

  • Fire Detection
  • Land Cover/Land Use
  • Forest Monitoring
  • Red Tides
  • Climate Change
  • Short Term Weather
  • Drought Monitoring
  • Inter. Scientific Research
  • Carbon Flux
  • Hot Spot Monitoring
  • Disaster Mitigation
  • Urban Studies
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SERVIR Framework

Land Cover/

Land Use

Change

Fires

NSSTC Test Bed

Short Term

Weather

Prediction

Coastal Studies/

Coral Reefs

SERVIR REGIONAL

OPERATIONAL

FACILITY

at

CATHALAC

Climate Change

Modeling

Flooding

Rapid

Response

IT and

Visualization

Other

Plug-In

Capabilities

In House

Capabilities

GUATEMALA

BELIZE

EL

SALVADOR

HONDURAS

CCAD/

SIAM

NICARAGUA

COSTA

RICA

PANAMA

MEXICO

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Decision Support: Climate Change Scenarios

Evaluation of the relative roles on climate change for Central America of effects such as global warming due to greenhouse gas emissions and continuing land use changes.

2005

2010

2020

2025

2050

2100

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Decision Support: Change and Int’l Boundaries

Pre-Flood

ASTER

Red - Panamanian Land Now on Costa Rican Side of the Channel

Blue - Costa Rican Land Now on Panamanian Side of the Channel

Post-Flood

SPOT

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Decision Support: Cultural Patrimony

Courtesy:

San Bartolo Project

decision support cloud forest mapping
Decision Support: Cloud Forest Mapping
  • Cloud Base Heights/MODIS
  • Cloud mask
  • Cloud top temperature
  • Cloud optical thickness
  • Cloud effective droplet radii
decision support smoke or dust
Decision Support: Smoke or Dust

May 21, 2007

Concern of a Toxic Cloud from Africa.

SERVIR Analysis Determined it was local smoke from biomass burning

CALIPSO image from May 18 over Costa Rica and Nicaragua

MODIS image - Guatemala May 18, 2007

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SERVIR Response to Flooding in Panama, November 2006

Met products such as MM5 (left), WRF, and SPoRT model outputs, along with GOES imagery (above), provide a continuous support mechanism for decision makers.

Panamanian President Martin Torrijos (left) consults with meteorologist Annette Quinn and Director of CATHALAC Emilio Sempres at the SERVIR facility in the City of Knowledge, Panama.

Rio Indio

Bridge

Bridge out

Coastline changed

TRMM data (below) are used to show total rainfall accumulation over the period November 20-28, 2006.

SRTM

RADARSAT 10 Oct 2006

RADARSAT 24 Nov 2006

Change detection analysis (above) based on RADARSAT data near Rio Indio, Panama. These images help the Panamanian disaster response agency to focus their efforts in the areas of the flood’s greatest impact.

servir viz
SERVIR-Viz

Winner of the “First International Digital Globe Grand Challenge”

servir product dissemination
SERVIR Product Dissemination
  • Annette Quinn- talk to Benito
  • Emil re picture from workshop
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GEOSS: Global Earth Observation System of Systems

SERVIR is a GEOSS Early Achievement