Academic Partner Network

An ongoing effort to link universities and academic institutions in the region between them as well as with their counterparts in the United States. 

The Academic Partner Network (APN) of SERVIR-Amazonia is an ongoing effort to link universities and academic institutions in the region between them as well as with their counterparts in the United States. Academic partners are joining SERVIR-Amazonia based on their capacity and interests to contribute to the Program, having either a need for capacity development or the ability to contribute specific approaches, and having a clear commitment to increasing their use of geospatial products and services for improved decision-making in the Amazon.

With the Academic Partner Network we aim to:

  1. Support the co-development of geospatial services under the Program
  2. Improve geospatial education through curriculum development
  3. Develop a regional pipeline of geospatial experts and events
  4. Contribute to the development of an applied geospatial research network for long-term sustainability of the Amazonia
Kátia De Avila Fernandes

Leader APN, University of Arkansas

APN members will be able to access NASA and SERVIR-Amazonia networks of researchers and have the opportunity to: (i) collaborate in research; (ii) participate in technical trainings/workshops; (iii) tailor graduate studies (MSc and PhD) and connect with graduate schools within the network; (iv) access online material such as literature, webinars, tutorial, etc.

APN members are expected to promote the Program activities within their institution, possibly recruiting students and researchers to contribute to the collective effort. As the Program evolves, APN members might be invited to collaborate in the co-development of services in the Program thematic areas:  Ecosystem Management, Drought and Fire Risk, Water Resources Management and Hydro-climatic Disasters and Weather and Climate.

During the first year of Program implementation, SERVIR-Amazonia trained more than 100 professionals in geospatial technologies, mostly in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). 28 trainees came from 13 universities and 4 of the 6 target countries (Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Guyana). Eight universities from 4 countries have been actively involved in the co-design of geospatial services.

Lou Verchot

Senior scientist and sustainability lead at SERVIR-Amazonia, Alliance Bioversity International - CIAT

Become a member of the Network

If you are interested in joining the network, please submit your application


Contact our service area leaders

Ecosystem Management

Ecosystem Management

Karis Tenneson

Drought and Fire Risk

Drought and Fire Risk

Kátia Fernandes

Water Resource Management and Hydro-climatic Disasters

Water Resource Management and Hydro-climatic Disasters

Glenn Hyman 

Weather and Climate

Weather and Climate

Steve Prager

News from the Academic Partner Network

Invitamos al Webinar “Introducción al Radar de Apertura Sintética para Aplicaciones en Ecosistemas”

Este webinar se centrará en el uso y acceso de datos radar de apertura sintética (SAR, por sus siglas en inglés), específicamente, Sentinel-1 de Copernicus, los cuales son de libre acceso. Fecha: 9 julio del 2020
Hora: 2:30 – 4:00 pm CST

New data catalog for SERVIR-Amazonia

SERVIR-Amazonia’s data catalog was built on FAO’s Geonetwork open source platform, providing for standardized geospatial metadata and search capacity.

Agrilinks features article about SERVIR-Amazonia’s contribution to mangrove monitoring in Guyana

Agrilinks just featured a blog post on advances in the geospatial service co-development of a new mangrove monitoring and reporting system based on satellite remote-sensing led by SERVIR-Amazonia.

Academic Partner Network starts sharing opportunities for collaboration with 53 members

The webinar featured two speakers: Kátia Fernandes, Climate Scientist at the University of Arkansas and leader of the APN at SERVIR-Amazonia and Glenn Hyman, Data and Science Lead

SERVIR-Amazonia recruits short-term gender consultant

English Spanish Portuguese Context SERVIR-Amazonia seeks to understand better how women and indigenous populations have/are being integrated into development and science projects, policies and activities in the region. The purpose is to strengthen its vision and gain...

SERVIR-Amazonia launches the Academic Partner Network (APN)

SERVIR-Amazonia’s Consortium partner University of Arkansas (United States) is leading the implementation of the network. an ongoing effort to connect Amazonian Universities among themselves as well as with their counterparts in the United States.

Job Opening: SERVIR-Amazonia – Science and Data Lead

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