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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.
|Earth Observation for Epidemiology|
|DUE (Data User Element)|
|ENVISAT : ASAR
SPOT 4 : HRVIR
ENVISAT : MERIS
Meteosat : MVIRI
ERS-1/2 : SAR
Landsat 4/5 : TM
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
University of Oxford
Univ de Marne
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European Space Agency - ESRIN D/EOP-SEP
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