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Innovators II - Urban Air Quality Health Index

Decision Analysis Service for Urban Air Pollution Health Risk Assessments

In an innovative approach, the Earth Observation satellite based air pollution mapping and traffic emissions models will be integrated with health risk models. The resulting developed service will be a user friendly software application available to city planners and health policy decision makers. Such a software package would provide direct answers in terms of population health consequences (morbidity, mortality, hospitalisation, health costs) to allow appropriate and highly relevant comparisons of city planning options (such as traffic regulation, public transit and road construction) affecting the urban environmental conditions.

 
Project References
 Name Innovators II - Urban Air Quality Health Index
 Title Decision Analysis Service for Urban Air Pollution Health Risk Assessments
 Programme DUE (Data User Element)
 Theme Atmosphere
Innovators
 Cost €100k
 Type Service Demonstration
 Status Completed (01/01/2009-30/06/2010)
 Sensors Aura : OMI
 
Project Description
 Objectives

The project objectives are:

  • Demonstration of applicability of atmospheric satellite Earth Observations for urban planning and population health care in particular;
  • Induction and implementation of the developed software application to the City of Ottawa, which is identified as the prime user of the service.
 
 Results Final Report
 
 
Project Consortium
 Prime contractor A-MAPS Environmental Inc. : A-MAPS Environmental Inc.
 Subcontractors RSI : Risk Sciences International
 
User Partnership
 Users City of Ottawa : City of Ottawa
 
Contact Points
 Project Manager Dr. Daniel Spitzer
A-MAPS Environmental Inc.
32 Bon Eco Cresc.,
Ottawa,
Ontario K2M 2W6,
CANADA
Tel. (613) 270-9378
Fax: (613) 599-7451
Email: dspitzer@amapsenv.com
 Technical Officer Dr. Bojan Bojkov
European Space Agency/ESRIN
via Galileo Galilei
I-00044 Frascati (Roma)
ITALY
Tel.: +39 06-941.80543
Fax: +39 06-941.80552
Email: bojan.bojkov@esa.int
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