Earth Observation for Epidemiology
This was a demonstration project to provide EO-derived information to epidemiologists in support to the study, monitoring and early warning of human disease.
The epidemiology of diseases, both infectious and non-communicable, is a highly complex scientific field. Environmental factors are just one among many types of information required by epidemiologists to study and monitor risks to human health. Earth observation is an under-exploited resource in this field, and has the potential to supply new and improved types of information.
|Title||Earth Observation for Epidemiology|
|Programme||DUE (Data User Element)|
|Status||Completed (01/01/2004 - 15/11/2006)|
ENVISAT : ASAR
ENVISAT : MERIS
ERS-1/2 : SAR
Landsat 4/5 : TM
Meteosat : MVIRI
SPOT 4 : HRVIR
The objective of this DUE project was to demonstrate the value of EO-derived information on the environment to epidemiologists working to study, monitor and predict threats to human health. User Requirements were provided by a group of epidemiologists who are enthusiastic to capitalise on the advantages that EO-derived information can provide for their work.
EO derived information products were provided in response to these requirements, including: digital elevation maps, urban maps, cartography, maps of water bodies, vegetation maps, land surface temperature maps, and a service for monitoring wind-blown Sahelian dust.
EPIDEMIO Final Report
|Prime contractor||JOP : Jena-Optronik GmbH|
GAMMA : GAMMA REMOTE SENSING A.G.
RSS : Remote Sensing Solutions GmbH
SILOGIC : SILOGIC Toulouse
Swiss TI : Swiss Tropical Institute
CERMES : Centre de Recherche Médicale et Sanitaire
CIRMF : Centre International de Recherches Medicales de Franceville
CNRS PRODIG : Pole de Recherche pour l'Organisation et la Diffusion de l'Information Geographique
IPM : Pasteur Institute of Madagascar
LSHTM : London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Univ de Marne : University of Marne La Vallée
University of Oxford : Zoology Department
WHO : World Health Organisation
|Project Manager||Kathrin Weise
Tel: +49 3641-200.160
Fax: +49 3641-200.204
|Technical Officer||Simon Pinnock
European Space Agency - ESRIN D/EOP-SEP
Via Galileo Galilei
I-00044 Frascati (RM)
Tel: +39 06-941.80573
Fax: +39 06 941.80552