A new collaboration on data and decision-making supports sustainability in the Amazon Basin
SERVIR is a joint initiative between NASA and USAID that develops demand-driven services, tools, and training for decision-makers in more than 50 countries. By connecting USAID’s development network with NASA’s science, geospatial technologies, and extensive satellite data, SERVIR helps strengthen local capacity to integrate science and technology into decision-making.
Since 2004, SERVIR has collaborated with leading regional organizations in the developing world to help people and institutions track environmental changes, evaluate climate threats, and respond rapidly to natural disasters. In March 2019, USAID and NASA initiated activities for SERVIR-Amazonia, a five-year effort that will address environmental and development challenges in the Amazon Basin, home to the world’s largest tropical rainforest. SERVIR-Amazonia will be one of five SERVIR regional hubs currently operating around the world.