Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC)

At a glance: 

CATHALAC’s participation as a Regional Support Office for UN-SPIDER includes promoting the development and strengthening of national capacities in Latin American and the Caribbean countries, providing horizontal cooperation and technical assistance to the countries and organizations involved in disaster prevention and mitigation, as well as generating and sharing knowledge for the use of valuable space-based information in the decision making processes. CATHALAC implements the Regional Visualization and Monitoring System (SERVIR) in Mesoamerica in close cooperation with the environmental authorities of the region, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and other members of the international scientific community.

Capacity Building: 

  • GIS & Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, August 13-17, 2012
  • Applications of Meteorological Radar Systems, September 24-28, 2012
  • Wastewater Treatment, October 22-26, 2012
  • Groundwater Modeling, November 12-16, 2012

Find a complete list at: www.cathalac.org/en/education/education-news/international-courses

Available expertise: 

Available databases and space-based information: 

About the host institution: 

Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean
111 Ciudad del Saber
P.O. Box
Panama City, Panama
Tel: +507-317-3200
Fax: +507-317-3299
servir [at] cathalac.org

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