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SERVIR-Africa: Developing an Integrated Platform for Floods Disaster Management in AfricaSERVIR-Africa is an ambitious regional visualization and monitoring system that integrates remotely sensed data with predictive models and field-based data to monitor ecological processes and respond to natural disasters. It aims addressing societal benefits including floods and turning data into actionable information for decision-makers. Floods are exogenous disasters that affect many parts of Africa, probably second only to drought in terms of social-economic losses. This paper looks at SERVIR-Africa's approach to floods disaster management through establishment of an integrated platform, floods prediction models, post-event flood mapping and monitoring as well as flood maps dissemination in support of flood disaster management.
Document ID
20100040611
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Macharia, Daniel (Regional Centre for Services in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing Nairobi, Kenya)
Korme, Tesfaye (Regional Centre for Services in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing Nairobi, Kenya)
Policelli, Fritz (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Irwin, Dan (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Adler, Bob (Maryland Univ. College Park, MD, United States)
Hong, Yang (Oklahoma Univ. Norman, OK, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
October 25, 2010
Subject Category
Earth Resources and Remote Sensing
Report/Patent Number
M10-1035
M11-0054
Meeting Information
8th International Conference African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE)(Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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