In a huge step forward for environmental monitoring in Haiti, French and Haitian representatives launched a multi-satellite effort to provide deforestation data, weather prediction data, epidemiological mapping and vulnerability mapping of Haiti, according to the United Nations website.
A Remote Sensing Center will be formed on the Henri Christophe of Limonade campus of the State University of Haiti as part of the effort. The Center will function as the data gathering hub for Haitian environmental monitoring. Researchers and public institutions will receive free access to the data.
Top image: Haiti and the Greater Antilles. (Credit: NASA)