SARVA is a 'living atlas’ that will be updated quarterly as new data is published to SAEON's Open Data Repository.
SARVA intends to reduce the risks associated with Global Change by providing a wide array of data to help decision making at various scales.
Global change risks
Reliable and accessible data is key to managing risk
Creating an enabling environment for communities, governments, and sectors to respond to global change risks is critical to ensure future resilience.
There is a need to:
- Provide access to scientific data and observations of long-term environmental, societal and economic trends
- Translate the data into useable, actionable and impactful information on the impacts, vulnerability, and feasible response actions
- Ensure that data and associated information and decision-support tools are based on user-identified needs at appropriate time-scales