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EPIDEMIO

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.

 
Project References
 Name EPIDEMIO
 Title Earth Observation for Epidemiology
 Programme DUE (Data User Element)
 Theme Atmosphere
Land
 Cost €700k
 Type Service Demonstration
 Status Completed (01/01/2004 - 15/11/2006)
 Sensors ENVISAT : ASAR
ENVISAT : MERIS
ERS-1/2 : SAR
Landsat 4/5 : TM
Meteosat : MVIRI
SPOT 4 : HRVIR
 
Project Description
 Web site http://www.epidemio.info
 Objectives

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.

 
 Results EPIDEMIO Final Report
 
 
Project Consortium
 Prime contractor JOP : Jena-Optronik GmbH
 Subcontractors C-CORE :
GAMMA : GAMMA REMOTE SENSING A.G.
RSS : Remote Sensing Solutions GmbH
SILOGIC : SILOGIC Toulouse
Swiss TI : Swiss Tropical Institute
 
User Partnership
 Users 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
 
Contact Points
 Project Manager Kathrin Weise
Jena-Optronik Gmbh
Prussingstr. 41
D-07745 Jena
Germany
Tel: +49 3641-200.160
Fax: +49 3641-200.204
Email: kathrin.weise@jena-optronik.de
 Technical Officer Simon Pinnock
European Space Agency - ESRIN D/EOP-SEP
Via Galileo Galilei
I-00044 Frascati (RM)
ITALY
Tel: +39 06-941.80573
Fax: +39 06 941.80552
Email: simon.pinnock@esa.int
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