NASA Scientist will Speak Thursday
Burgess Howell of the SERVIR project at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center is visiting the Department of Earth System Science and Policy, and will give a public talk open to all students and faculty on Thursday, March 8, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in 368 Clifford Hall.
The SERVIR initiative integrates satellite observations, ground-based data and forecast models to monitor and forecast environmental changes and to improve response to natural disasters. SERVIR enables scientists, educators, project managers and policy implementers to better respond to a range of issues including disaster management, agricultural development, biodiversity conservation and climate change. Principally supported by NASA and the US Agency of International Development, or USAID, a strong emphasis is placed on partnerships to fortify the availability of searchable and viewable earth observations, measurements, animations, and analysis.For more info on SERVIR see www.nasa.gov/servir . -- Doug Olsen, Earth System Science & Policy Department.