USAID, NASA to Use Satellite Imagery in Lower Mekong Region

6 Oct 2014 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
WASHINGTON, DC, United States

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on October 6th announced a five-year project that will use satellite imagery to combat flooding and other natural disasters, as well as additional climate change impacts, in the Lower Mekong region.The project, known as SERVIR Mekong, will be funded by USAID and NASA and implemented by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) and its partners.The project is expected to help the Lower Mekong governments -- Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam -- better take advantage of satellite imagery, geospatial data and maps in order to make more informed decisions about water management, land use planning, disaster risk reduction, infrastructure development and natural resource management, according to a USAID statement...

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