Karen St. Germain with student at Southeast Asia launch event

Southeast Asia

SERVIR Southeast Asia (SERVIR SEA) uses publicly available satellite data to address climate change and sustainable development challenges. SERVIR SEA co-develops decision support tools for drought, flood and other natural disaster response; food security; air quality monitoring; and sustainable landscape management. 

SERVIR Southeast Asia is an expansion of SERVIR Mekong from the Lower Mekong to the Southeast Asia region. SERVIR Mekong operated from 2014 to 2022.

Implementer: the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) implements SERVIR Southeast Asia. ADPC is a leading international organization working to  reduce disaster risk and build climate resilience in Asia and the Pacific.

Key facts

  • The Mekong River Commission uses weather and climate data from SERVIR Southeast Asia’s Mekong Drought and Crop Watch to implement its Drought Management Strategy (2020-2025) to  help farmers prepare and respond to droughts.
  • Citizen Scientists in Thailand leveraged data from SERVIR Southeast Asia’s Mekong Air Quality Explorer  to develop a fire hotspot monitoring application called SmokeWatch which was awarded Thailand’s  National Innovation Award, 2021. 
  • The World Food Program used SERVIR Southeast Asia’s flood maps derived from the HYDRA Floods decision support tool to provide humanitarian assistance in response to floods in Cambodia.

Countries: Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

More about the implementing partner and consortium members: 

Established in 1986, ADPC supports countries and communities in Asia and the Pacific in building their Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) systems, institutional mechanisms, and capacities to become resilient to numerous hazards, such as floods, landslides, earthquakes, cyclones, and droughts.

ADPC works with a diverse group of technical partner organizations to implement SERVIR Southeast Asia including Deltares and Spatial Informatics Group.