Servir History In 2005, SERVIR-Mesoamerica -- first known as the Mesoamerican Regional Visualization & Monitoring System -- was established with the Water Center for the Humid Tropics for Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC) in Panama City, Panama, through the joint effort of NASA, USAID, and other partners. Due to the breadth of SERVIR’s applications at this hub, the Ministerial Declaration of the 2007 Earth Observation Summit recognized SERVIR as a model for the implementation of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS). By late 2008, the SERVIR model, through the support of NASA and USAID, had been expanded to East Africa through partnership with the Kenya-based Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD). This hub is called SERVIR-Eastern and Southern Africa. SERVIR’s global expansion continued in late 2010, when SERVIR-Himalaya was established at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Kathmandu, Nepal. Global expansion extended to Asia's Lower Mekong region in 2014 with SERVIR-Mekong, implemented by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) and consortium partners. In 2016, USAID and NASA announced the addition of SERVIR-West Africa, implemented by the Permanent Inter-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) subsidiary, the Agrometeorology, Hydrology and Meteorology (AGRHYMET) Regional Center, and its consortium partners, with support from Tetra Tech, Inc. SERVIR-Mesoamerica operated until 2011. The other four hubs are still active, and additional hubs, including a hub in South America, are planned for the future.