The Catholic University of America

Media Advisory


Discussion: "From Space to Village: How NASA's Global Imaging Satellites and Telecommunications Benefit Mankind"

WHEN: 4:30 to 6 p.m., Thursday, March 19

WHERE: The Catholic University of America
Room 204, Columbus School of Law
3600 John McCormack Road, N.E.
Washington, D.C.


NASA, in conjunction with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has developed and implemented "SERVIR," an international earth visualization and monitoring system that integrates satellites, ground-based data telecommunications and effects-forecasting computer models to monitor and predict environmental changes and to improve governmental responses to natural disasters. Daniel Irwin, director for SERVIR, and Carrie Stokes, geospatial information technology adviser for USAID, will discuss the beneficial uses of this technology.

The discussion is free and open to the public.

For more information or to cover the discussion, contact Tom Haederle at 202-319-5438 or

SPONSOR: Institute for Communications Law Studies