Connecting Space to Village:
Geospatial information for improved environmental decision-making in the Amazon
SERVIR-Amazonia is the newest hub within the SERVIR initiative. Funded by USAID and with science and technology support from NASA, SERVIR-Amazonia is implemented by the Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and a network of local and international partners serving the Amazon region, mainly the Spatial Informatics Group (SIG), Conservación Amazónica (ACCA), the Institute for Forest and Agriculture Management and Certification (IMAFLORA) and Fundación EcoCiencia. Learn more
After intense fires in the Amazon captured global attention in 2019, fires again raged throughout the region in 2020. According to an analysis of satellite data from NASA’s Amazon dashboard, the 2020 fire season was actually more severe by some key measures.
Centralizing to better share could be the quick definition of the work conducted since 2020 by the Geospatial Information Technology team (GIT) at the SERVIR-Amazonia Hub. This group is headed by Brian Zutta, Ph.D., Science and Data Lead (GIS)
Training: A successful strategy of SERVIR-Amazonia to engage with partners and co-develop geospatial information services
different training aspects and what they perceive to be applicable to their work. On a 5 point scale, average ratings for year 2 training events are over 4.0 with high marks for usefulness and applicability.
Meet our Team
The people of SERVIR-Amazonia aim to improve local capacity to harness satellite data and geospatial information and foster sustainable natural resource management throughout the Amazon.
SERVIR-Amazonia works in four service areas empowering actors across the region to track and understand environmental changes in near real-time, evaluate climatic threats, and rapidly respond to natural disasters.
Drought and Fire Risk
Water Resource Management and Hydro-Climatic Disasters
Weather and Climate
What is SERVIR?
What we Read
- Putting Theory of Change into Use in Complex Settings
- A Knowledge Brokering Framework for Integrated Landscape Management
- 23 February 2021 Perspectives on flood forecast-based early action and opportunities for Earth observations
- Roads in the Southwestern Amazon, State of Acre, between 2007 and 2019
- USAID partnership launches innovative tool to assess the impact of investment on biodiversity conservation
- Illegal Gold Mining
- MAG apoya en la conservación de los suelos de la Amazonía ecuatoriana – Min
- Quantifying Land Use Land Cover Changes in the Lake Victoria Basin Using Satellite Remote Sensing: The Trends and Drivers between 1985 and 2014
- Lasers find forest gaps to aid tree mortality studies in Brazilian Amazon