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Title

Regional Visualization and Monitoring System (SERVIR)

Partner CATHALAC (Water Center for Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean)

Date of submission 01/08/2008

Description

CATHALAC Action pledge I

The purpose of this project is to develop regional capacity in the use of satellite-based monitoring and forecasting applications for improved adaptation to climate change, at the level of Mesoamerica and the Caribbean.

SERVIR is a regional visualization and monitoring system that integrates satellite and other geospatial data for improved scientific knowledge and decision making by managers, researchers, students, and the general public. SERVIR addresses the societal benefit areas of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS): disasters, ecosystems, biodiversity, weather, water, climate, oceans, health, agriculture and energy.

 This pledge contributes to the areas of work: 
- Methods and tools;
- Data and observations;
- Climate modelling, scenarios and downscaling;
- Climate-related risks and extreme events;
- Technologies for adaptation.

Action pledge updates 
01/09/2009

CATHALAC Action pledge I update. Improving the provision of climate data and information

This update was provided as a contribution to and is summarised in the Nairobi work programme publication "Action Pledges: Making a difference on the ground. A synthesis of outcomes, good practices, lessons learned, and future challenges and opportunities".

Further information

SERVIR
http://www.servir.net/
NASA
http://www.nasa.gov/
USAID
http://www.usaid.gov/
GEOSS
http://www.earthobservations.org/geoss.shtml
Full list of supporting organizations
http://www.servir.net/Colaboradores
Introductory note by CATHALAC (44 kB)
http://unfccc.int/files/adaptation/sbsta_agenda_item_adaptation/application/pdf/cathalac_cfa_introductory_note.pdf
Article on SERVIR in GEO publication The Full Picture (95 kB)
http://unfccc.int/files/adaptation/sbsta_agenda_item_adaptation/application/pdf/cathalac_article.pdf                                        Video on SERVIR
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8MgF1awJrg

Regional focus Caribbean and Central America
Sector Business
Education and training
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
Education
Pilot adaptation programmes/projects
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Methods and tools
Target group Academics
Communities
Policy makers
Practitioners

Organizations, institutions and private sector companies at all levels and in a wide range of sectors can become engaged with the NWP by becoming a partner and making Action Pledges. Information about how organizations can become engaged with work on adaptation under the NWP can be found here.