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Innovators III VecBorn

Earth Observation products and services for VECtor BORNe diseases (VecBorn)

The VecBorn innovator addresses research questions related to vector borne diseases in Europe and Africa. The project focuses to make full use of Sentinel-1 and -2 observations for the delineation of risk areas and to support the development of disease control measures for the vector borne diseases Tick Borne Encephalitis and Buruli Ulcer.  

Innovators III VecBorn
Earth Observation products and services for VECtor BORNe diseases (VecBorn)
DUE (Data User Element)
Land
€ 200k
Service Demonstration
In progress
Sentinel 1 : C-SAR
Sentinel 2 : MSI
The objective of the suggested project is to develop satellite based methods for the delineation of risk areas and to support the development of disease control measures for the vector borne diseases Tick Borne Encephalitis and Buruli Ulcer.
 
The spread and incidence of both diseases is increasing and thousands of people become infected and die every year. Since both diseases are related to environmental condition the remote sensing based service of VecBorn could be a breakthrough for the development of warning and protection measures and help to reduce the infection incidence and morbidity rate. The service demonstration areas are high endemic areas for both diseases. 
 
VecBorn will make as much as possible use of the new Sentinel 1 and 2 satellites and develop new methods to exploit the full advantage of the Sentinels, in particular the high repetition rate and the high spatial and radiometric resolution. The radar data of S1 in addition to S2 data will help to support the development of reliable methods and repeatable products for the 2 test sites in areas like Berlin, where it is very often rainy, and the tropical rain forested area in Cameroon. 
 
Jenaoptronik, Germany
SWISS TPH : Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (SWISS TPH), Switzerland
RKI, Germany : Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Germany
Katrin Weise Jenaoptronik, Germany
Benjamin Koetz European Space Agency - ESRIN D/EOP-SEP Via Galileo Galilei I-00046 Frascati (RM) ITALY Tel: +39 06-941.80653 Email: Benjamin.Koetz@esa.int