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Southeast Asia Regional Research and Information Network (SEARRIN)

SEARRIN was first established in 1993. The network was established in Manila, Philippines for monitoring LUCC in South/Southeast Asia. Later, the network started to focus on Fires and Greenhouse gas emissions. The network was revived during 2014 with vibrant annual meetings and training events from the support of the National Institute of Environmental Studies (NIES) through JAXA funding and cost-sharing from multiple other international and national sponsors. In recent years, SEARRIN activities are pursued as joint collaborative activities with SARI (South/Southeast Asia Regional Initiative). SEARRIN members have been actively participating in these activities. 

SARI's vision is to develop innovative research, education, capacity building, and training programs involving state-of-the-art remote sensing, natural sciences, engineering and social sciences useful for both US and South Asia country researchers. Moreover, we would like to emphasize fundamental ecological and social processes including climate changes that reflect regional concerns relating to LCLUC and impacts that cut across regional boundaries. Some of the important land use/cover change drivers identified by the SARI researchers in SEARRIN countries are shown in the figure.

This network is being expanded and we are eagerly looking for international collaborative research and network opportunities with other network researchers.  We are engaging in international programs such as MAIRS, GEO-GLAM, SARI, HARVEST, etc. for strengthening this network.

Click here to browse recent SARI-SEARRIN Workshop:



Title Start Date End date
SARI-SEARRIN meeting and training, Malaysia, 2019 07/22/2019 07/27/2019

US Contact Information

  1. Dr. Krishna Vadrevu
    Remote Sensing Scientist
    NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
    Huntsvillle, Alabama

Regional Contact Information

  1. Dr. Israr Alabar
    Climate Change and Land & Forest Fire Office for Sumatra Region
    Ministry of Environment & Forestry
    Jl AMD, Kel Talang Jambe, Kec Sukarame
    Palembang 30521, Indonesia

  2. Dr. Pariwate Vernakovida
    King Mongkutís University of Technology
    Thonburi, Thailand

  3. Dr. Tanita Suepa
    Chief of Instructional Media and Curriculum Development Division
    Technology Transfer and Knowledge Development Office
    Geo-informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA)
    196 Phaholyothin Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900,



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