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USAID and NASA using technology for development in Lower Mekong ADPC: USAID and NASA using technology for development in Lower Mekong

Published on: 10/07/2014

Language: English

Author(s): Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

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Type: Media Releases

File size: 0.25 MB

 

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have announced a five-year project that will promote the use of satellite imagery to help Asia’s Lower Mekong region better predict and cope with floods and other natural disasters and increase resilience to the negative effects of climate change.

SERVIR Mekong, funded by USAID and NASA and implemented by Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) and its partners, will help governments and other key decision-makers in Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Viet Nam take advantage of publicly available satellite imagery, geospatial data and maps to make more informed decisions on issues such as water management, land use planning, disaster risk reduction, infrastructure development and natural resource management.