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TOOLS FOR MAPPING HUMAN EXPOSURE TO RISKY ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS BY MEANS OF GROUND AND EARTH OBSERVATION DATA

Objective

The goal of the EOxposure project is to build tools to quantify the exposure of population and economic assets to multiple risks using novel information layers from current and future Earth Observation (EO) missions, as well as the growing sensor web on the ground.
The project exploits the novel concept of the human EXPOSOME, i.e. the set of exposures to which an individual is subjected through its own existence. It includes the entire history of interactions with the environment, including air and water quality, food and exercises, as well as living habits and diseases that may spread.
The cutting-edge fusion of this concept with EO and sensor data aims at measuring the human exposure to threats that are external to each individual, and quantify the interactions between human beings and the environment. By building geospatial information tools upon data coming from multiple sources, at different spatial and temporal scales, the EOxposure project aims at providing free public services, enabling citizens to understand the threats to which they are exposed, and decision makers to take more informed and effective actions against them. Specifically, EOxposure will focus on threats connected to housing conditions, disease spread, as well as security and health issues in urban and peri-urban areas, where population is concentrated. The new tools will build upon the consortium expertize on nutrition- and vector-borne disease models, urban heat monitoring and material characterization, satellite data processing, and geospatial data fusion, realizing interdisciplinary working groups dedicated to the above mentioned applications. To do so, EOxposure enrolls institutions from Europe and South America, merging expertises on exposure to risk in both developed and developing countries.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/nutrition

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Address
Strada Nuova 65
27100 Pavia
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 67 500

Participants (2)

ECOLE ROYALE MILITAIRE - KONINKLIJKE MILITAIRE SCHOOL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 121 500
Address
Avenue De La Renaissance 30
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE EXTREMADURA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 81 000
Address
Avenida De Elvas Sn
06006 Badajoz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (2)

UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE ALAGOAS
Brazil
Address
Av Lourival De Melo Mota
57072 090 Maceio Alagoas
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE CORDOBA
Argentina
Address
Haya De La Torre S/n Ciudad Universitaria
5000 Cordoba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments