Earth observation and environmental modelling for the mitigation of health risk
On 22-24 November ITC will host an advisory board meeting and several project work meetings of the EO2HEAVEN project. During a short seminar, the project members will present an overview of the project and the results of a stakeholder training workshop in South Africa conducted on 7-10 November.
Date: Wednesday 23 November 2011
Time: 13.30 – 14.15
EO2HEAVEN is a research project co-funded by the European Commission as part of the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) Environmental (Including Climate Change) theme. It started on 1st February 2010 and the duration of the project is three years with a funding of more than Euro 6 million.
EO2HEAVEN contributes to a better understanding of the complex relationships between environmental changes and their impact on human health. The project monitors changes induced by human activities, with emphasis on atmospheric and water pollution. The main result of the project will be the design and development of a GIS, based upon an open and standards-based Spatial Information Infrastructure (SII) envisaged as a helpful tool for research of human exposure and early detection of potential health hazards. For this reason the project develops models to relate environmental data with exposure and health data. The SII will include bridging capabilities at the syntactic and semantic levels to and between environmental and health systems.
Health data collections are studied and new structures for their integration into SII are being described. Ongoing and recently completed research projects in the ICT (Information and Communication Technologies), environmental and health domains are used in an integrative approach. In addition, EO2HEAVEN examines the different Earth Observation products, especially those resources available at low cost for the research community (e.g., GEONETCast).
In order to study the impact of human activity on health, the project takes advantage of the availability of long time-series data combined with its great potential to detect and map environmental variables. For this purpose, EO2HEAVEN also strengthens the integration of remotely sensed and in-situ environmental measurements. The SII therefore facilitates the set-up of observation and decision support systems that rely upon the correlation and fusion of earth observation, in-situ and human health data.
|Event starts:||Wednesday 23 November 2011 at 13:30|
|Event ends:||Wednesday 23 November 2011 at 14:15|
|City where event takes place:||Enschede|
|Country where event takes place:||Netherlands|