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Who We Are

SERVIR is a joint initiative of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to use satellite data and geospatial technologies to strengthen weather and climate resilience, agriculture and food security, water security, ecosystem and carbon management, and air quality and health. 

SERVIR activities are implemented by a global network of applied research organizations across four regional hubs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America that collaborate with communities of all sizes, from sub-national, to national, to regional, in the development of locally led solutions to the unique challenges faced in each region. 

The Network

The SERVIR network is made up of regional “hubs'' dedicated to environmental management through the integration of Earth observations and geospatial technologies. The SERVIR hubs have a team of local specialists with expertise in geoscience, environment and natural resource management, and community engagement. Through their collaboration with NASA, USAID, local partners and consortium members, these hubs lead a co-creation process to develop tools and services that meet local needs. 

Currently, the SERVIR hubs and host institutions include:

  • SERVIR Amazonia - at the Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Cali, Colombia with a consortium of partners
  • SERVIR Hindu Kush Himalaya - International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • SERVIR Southeast Asia - Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) in Bangkok, Thailand with a consortium of partners
  • SERVIR West Africa - International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in Bamako, Mali (ICRISAT is the lead organization for a consortium of institutions) 
  • Previously, SERVIR supported a regional hub in Eastern and Southern Africa.